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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Spencer Place to ...

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

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

  • Marianna [Map], which is the Seat of Lee County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Spencer Place to Marianna, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 100 miles [160.9 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,643 miles [10,690.9 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 7,367 miles [11,856 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,243 miles [8,437.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Spencer Place ...

While the name Spencer Place is unique within Arkansas, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Spencer Place, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the Southeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spencer Place ...

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.

Cody   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest of Spencer Place   [Map]
Commerce Landing (MS)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Council   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cut-Off Ferry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Fox Island (MS)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mud Lake   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Peters   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Red Oak Ferry   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Robinson Ferry   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
True Love Crossing   -   5 miles [8 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 Spencer Place. 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.

Robert Nighthawk     (Born as Robert Lee McCollum)
  Musician. He was born in Helena (Arkansas) on Tueday November 30, 1909 and died in Helena (Arkansas) on Sunday November 5, 1967 at an age of 58. He was buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Phillips County, Arkansas) [Map].

Helena [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Spencer Place

Helena [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Spencer Place

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Nighthawk<7>
 
Oscar Polk
  Actor. He was born in Marianna (Arkansas) on Monday December 25, 1899 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday January 4, 1949 at an age of 49. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Queens County, New York) [Map].

Marianna [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west of Spencer Place

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Polk

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Lee County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Spencer Place. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Spencer Place. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Spencer Place) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spencer Place. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7898, Longitude: -90.5979     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spencer Place 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 Spencer Place 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 316.111 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.279 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.628 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: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Spencer Place.



 
 
 

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