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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Spear Lake.

This page contains six sections:

Around Spear Lake ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Memphis (TN). It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the southeast of Spear Lake. Memphis (TN) has a population of 653,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Jonesboro. It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the northwest of Spear Lake and has a population of 74,900 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Blytheville   [Map]   14,375   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Forrest City   [Map]   14,480   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Marion   [Map]   12,362   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Paragould   [Map]   28,232   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
West Memphis   [Map]   25,284   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Horn Lake (MS)   [Map]   27,042   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Olive Branch (MS)   [Map]   36,699   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Southaven (MS)   [Map]   53,214   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Arlington (TN)   [Map]   11,566   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Bartlett (TN)   [Map]   58,622   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Collierville (TN)   [Map]   49,177   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Germantown (TN)   [Map]   39,056   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Lakeland (TN)   [Map]   12,494   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Millington (TN)   [Map]   10,974   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Spring Lake (TN)   [Map]   ---   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alto   [Map]   ---   N   Less than 2 miles
Bassett   [Map]   158   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Birdsong   [Map]   38   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Black Oak   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Denwood   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Dyess   [Map]   376   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Frenchmans Bayou   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Gilmore   [Map]   252   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Joiner   [Map]   528   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lepanto   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Marked Tree   [Map]   2,505   W   5 miles [8 km]
Rivervale   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Tyronza   [Map]   742   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
West Ridge   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Whitton   [Map]   ---   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]

For more communities neighboring Spear Lake, please visit our County-by-County Page for Spear Lake.

Poinsett County ...

Spear Lake is located in Poinsett County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Poinsett County: Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Jackson & Mississippi.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spear Lake ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Spear Lake.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Spear Lake.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Spear Lake. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Spear Lake. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Arkansas

    Arkansas Tourism

    Fishing in Arkansas
    Hunting in Arkansas


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Arkansas

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Arkansas

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Arkansas

Airports Near Spear Lake ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Spear Lake.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Marked Tree Muni.   [Map]   6M8   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Osceola Muni.   [Map]   7M4   ENE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Manila Muni.   [Map]   MXA   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Jonesboro Muni.(JBR/KJBR)   [Map]   JBR   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Gen. DeWitt Spain Airport    [Map]   M01   SSE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Charles W. Baker Airport    [Map]   2M8   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Millington Rgnl. Jetport (ICAO: KNQA)   [Map]   NQA   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
West Memphis Muni.(ICAO: KAWM)   [Map]   AWM   S   28 miles [45.1 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Spear Lake.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Spear Lake. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   SSE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Little Rock National Airport (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]   LIT   WSW   121 miles [194.7 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   ENE   207 miles [333.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tunica Muni. (ICAO: KUTA)   [Map]   UTA   S   59 miles [95 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Marked Tree Muni.   [Map]   6M8   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Osceola Muni.   [Map]   7M4   ENE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Manila Muni.   [Map]   MXA   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Jonesboro Muni.(JBR/KJBR)   [Map]   JBR   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Gen. DeWitt Spain Airport    [Map]   M01   SSE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Charles W. Baker Airport    [Map]   2M8   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Millington Rgnl. Jetport (ICAO: KNQA)   [Map]   NQA   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
West Memphis Muni.(ICAO: KAWM)   [Map]   AWM   S   28 miles [45.1 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Little Rock National Airport   (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
        Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Millington Rgnl. Jetport   (ICAO: KNQA)   [Map]
        Website for Millington Regional Jetport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Arkansas Intl.   (ICAO: KBYH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Covington Muni.   (ICAO: KM04)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lambert - St. Louis Intl.   (STL/KSTL)   [Map]
        Website for Lambert - Saint Louis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tunica Muni.   (ICAO: KUTA)   [Map]
        Website for Tunica Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jonesboro Muni.   (JBR/KJBR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
West Memphis Muni.   (ICAO: KAWM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Poinsett County: www.poinsettco.com/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Spear Lake.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Spear Lake. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Spear Lake) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spear Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5481, Longitude: -90.3218     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spear Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Spear Lake), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Spear Lake.



 
 
 

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