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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for South Shore Park.

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How Far From South Shore Park to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as South Shore Park to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in South Shore Park to:

  • Heber Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Cleburne County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 50 miles [80.5 km] to the South (S). If you could walk a straight line from South Shore Park to Little Rock, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 861 miles [1,385.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,668 miles [10,731.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,398 miles [11,905.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,275 miles [8,489.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named South Shore Park ...

While the name South Shore Park is unique within Arkansas, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of Arkansas


Lucas County

Our profile page for South Shore Park, Lucas County   [Map]
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Shore Park ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Chalk (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest of South Shore Park   [Map]
Crossroads   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Hopewell   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Libby (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Lone Pine   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Lower Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Post Oak   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Price Ford   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Quitman   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rose Bud   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Sulphur Springs   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Tumbling Shoals   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Whispering Springs   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding South Shore Park. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Otis Owen Brannan
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Greenbrier (Arkansas) on Monday March 13, 1899 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday June 6, 1967 at an age of 68. He was buried at Springhill Cemetery (Faulkner County, Arkansas) [Map].

Greenbrier [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of South Shore Park

Little Rock [Map] is located 50 miles [80.5 km] to the south of South Shore Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan<7>
John Carter
  Actor. He was born in Center Ridge (Arkansas) on Saturday November 26, 1927 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday May 23, 2015 at an age of 87.

Center Ridge [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of South Shore Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Carter
Dick Powell
  Actor. He was born in Mountain View (Arkansas) on Monday November 14, 1904 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday January 2, 1963 at an age of 58. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Mountain View [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of South Shore Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dick Powell

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from South Shore Park. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- South Shore Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Shore Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4654, Longitude: -92.1160     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Shore Park have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from South Shore Park to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.138 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.561 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.174 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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