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The location of Spear

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Spear ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Little Rock. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the west of where Spear would have been located. Little Rock has a population of 199,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is North Little Rock. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the west of Spear and has a population of 66,300 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Austin   [Map]   3,722   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Beebe   [Map]   8,120   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Cabot   [Map]   25,797   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Forrest City   [Map]   14,480   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   28,518   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lonoke   [Map]   4,237   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Maumelle   [Map]   18,122   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Pine Bluff   [Map]   43,841   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Searcy   [Map]   24,318   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Shannon Hills   [Map]   3,832   W   46 miles [74 km]
Sherwood   [Map]   30,657   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Stuttgart   [Map]   8,945   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Vilonia   [Map]   4,478   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Ward   [Map]   4,866   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
White Hall   [Map]   5,079   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Allport   [Map]   113   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Biscoe   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Carlisle   [Map]   2,172   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Casscoe   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Clarendon   [Map]   1,455   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
De Valls Bluff   [Map]   583   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fredonia   [Map]   340   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hazen   [Map]   1,399   N   5 miles [8 km]
Humnoke   [Map]   280   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Parkers Corner   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Roe   [Map]   101   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Screeton   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Seaton   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Tollville   [Map]   ---   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Ulm   [Map]   163   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Prairie County ...

Spear would have been located within present day Prairie County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Prairie County: Arkansas, Lonoke, Monroe, White & Woodruff.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spear ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Spear. 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. 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 ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Hazen Muni.   [Map]   6M0   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Stuttgart Muni.(ICAO: KSGT)   [Map]   SGT   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Carlisle Muni.   [Map]   4M3   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Clarendon Muni.   [Map]   4M8   ESE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Almyra Muni.   [Map]   M73   SSE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Holly Grove Muni.   [Map]   2A6   ESE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Frank Federer Meml.   [Map]   M36   ENE   26 miles [41.8 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.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Spear. 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
Little Rock National Airport (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]   LIT   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   ENE   93 miles [149.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tunica Muni. (ICAO: KUTA)   [Map]   UTA   E   70 miles [112.7 km]
Greenville Intl.    [Map]   ---   SSE   91 miles [146.5 km]
Mid Delta Rgnl. (GLH/KGLH)   [Map]   GLH   SSE   91 miles [146.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Hazen Muni.   [Map]   6M0   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Stuttgart Muni.(ICAO: KSGT)   [Map]   SGT   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Carlisle Muni.   [Map]   4M3   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Clarendon Muni.   [Map]   4M8   ESE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Almyra Muni.   [Map]   M73   SSE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Holly Grove Muni.   [Map]   2A6   ESE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Frank Federer Meml.   [Map]   M36   ENE   26 miles [41.8 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.

Little Rock National Airport   (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
        Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Searcy Muni.   (ICAO: KSRC)   [Map]
        Website for Searcy Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tulsa Intl.   (TUL/KTUL)   [Map]
        Website for Tulsa 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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville 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
 
Mid Delta Rgnl.   (GLH/KGLH)   [Map]
        Website for Mid Delta Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Stuttgart Muni.   (ICAO: KSGT)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of Arkansas

About Prairie County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spear. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7093, Longitude: -91.5851     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spear 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), 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.



 
 
 

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