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(Van Buren County)

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Southside.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Southside 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 Southside to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Clinton [Map], which is the Seat of Van Buren County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Southside to Clinton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 48 miles [77.2 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 876 miles [1,409.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 50 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,680 miles [10,750.4 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 7,411 miles [11,926.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,289 miles [8,511.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Southside ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Southside.

Within Arkansas, there is just one other community named Southside. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 24 communities in the United States and Canada - with 24 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Arkansas

Communities outside of Arkansas


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Alabama

Etowah County

Our profile page for Southside, Etowah County   [Map]
Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the East Southeast

Limestone County

Our profile page for Southside, Limestone County   [Map]
Distance: About 309 miles [497.3 km] to the East

Florida

Broward County

Our profile page for Southside, Broward County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Broward County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lake County

Our profile page for Southside, Lake County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lake County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Polk County

Our profile page for Southside, Polk County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Polk County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sarasota County

Our profile page for Southside, Sarasota County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Sarasota County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Georgia

Chatham County

Our profile page for Southside, Chatham County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Chatham County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Idaho

Ada County

Our profile page for Southside, Ada County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Ada County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Louisiana

Lafayette Parish

Our profile page for Southside, Lafayette Parish
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lafayette Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Mississippi

Sunflower County

Our profile page for Southside, Sunflower County   [Map]
Distance: About 177 miles [284.9 km] to the Southeast

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Missouri

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Southside, Saint Louis County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Saint Louis County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Mexico

Colfax County

Our profile page for Southside, Colfax County
This community is historic.
Although located in Colfax County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Southside   [Map]
Distance: About 2,164 miles [3,482.6 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Henderson County

Our profile page for Southside, Henderson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Henderson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Southside, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the East

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Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Southside, Hamilton County
This community is historic.
Although located in Hamilton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for Southside, Lane County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lane County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Pennsylvania

York County

Our profile page for Southside, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 923 miles [1,485.4 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Florence County

Our profile page for Southside, Florence County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Florence County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Tennessee

Hardin County

Our profile page for Southside, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 229 miles [368.5 km] to the East

Maury County

Our profile page for Southside, Maury County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Maury County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Southside, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Virginia

Richmond City

Our profile page for Southside, Richmond City
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Richmond City, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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West Virginia

Mason County

Our profile page for Southside, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Southside ...

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.

Bee Branch   -   Less than 2 miles to the North of Southside   [Map]
Choctaw   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Choctaw Pines   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Damascus   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Friendship   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Gravesville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Green Tree   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Guy   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Pinnacle Springs (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Rabbit Ridge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sulphur Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Twin Groves   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [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 Southside. 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.

Marvin Edward Blaylock
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Monday September 30, 1929 and died in Conway (Arkansas) on Saturday October 23, 1993 at an age of 64. He was buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas) [Map].

Conway [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Southside

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marvin Edward Blaylock<9>
 
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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Southside

Little Rock [Map] is located 48 miles [77.2 km] to the south of Southside

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan
 
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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Southside

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Carter

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Southside. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southside. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4265, Longitude: -92.3899     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Southside 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 Southside 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 317.312 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.759 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.304 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Southside could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Southside, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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: findagrave.com.

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