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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Spencer once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Spencer to:

  • Mountain Home [Map], which is the Seat of Baxter County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Spencer to Mountain Home, with an average speed<3> 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 105 miles [169 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 850 miles [1,367.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,633 miles [10,674.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,366 miles [11,854.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,244 miles [8,439.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Spencer ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Spencer.

While the name Spencer is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 35 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Alabama

Bibb County

Our profile page for Spencer, Bibb County   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the Southeast

Fayette County

Our profile page for Spencer, Fayette County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Fayette County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Colorado

Gunnison County

Our profile page for Spencer, Gunnison County   [Map]
Distance: About 828 miles [1,332.5 km] to the West Northwest

Idaho

Clark County

Our profile page for Spencer, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,185 miles [1,907.1 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Pike County

Our profile page for Spencer, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the North Northeast

Will County

Our profile page for Spencer, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Indiana

Owen County

Our profile page for Spencer, Owen County   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the Northeast

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Iowa

Clay County

Our profile page for Spencer, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Atchison County

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

Ness County

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

Shawnee County

Our profile page for Spencer, Shawnee County   [Map]
Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Bell County

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

Montgomery County

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

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Louisiana

Union Parish

Our profile page for Spencer, Union Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the South

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Spencer, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,155 miles [1,858.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Kalkaska County

Our profile page for Spencer, Kalkaska County   [Map]
Distance: About 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Mississippi

Copiah County

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Spencer, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 234 miles [376.6 km] to the South Southeast

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Missouri

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Spencer, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 103 miles [165.8 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Boyd County

Our profile page for Spencer, Boyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Lander County

Our profile page for Spencer, Lander County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,351 miles [2,174.2 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Tioga County

Our profile page for Spencer, Tioga County   [Map]
Distance: About 935 miles [1,504.7 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Moore County

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

Rowan County

Our profile page for Spencer, Rowan County   [Map]
Distance: About 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the East

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Ohio

Lorain County

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

Lucas County

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

Medina County

Our profile page for Spencer, Medina County   [Map]
Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the Northeast

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Spencer, Muskingum County   [Map]
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Oklahoma

Oklahoma County

Our profile page for Spencer, Oklahoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the West

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South Dakota

McCook County

Our profile page for Spencer, McCook County   [Map]
Distance: About 588 miles [946.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Tennessee

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Spencer, Van Buren County   [Map]
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the East

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Virginia

Henry County

Our profile page for Spencer, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the East

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West Virginia

Roane County

Our profile page for Spencer, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Marathon County

Our profile page for Spencer, Marathon County   [Map]
Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the North

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Wyoming

Weston County

Our profile page for Spencer, Weston County   [Map]
Distance: About 815 miles [1,311.6 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Spencer ...

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.

Covey (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East of Spencer   [Map]
Diamond Bay   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Hand (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hopewell   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Jordan   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Salesville   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Sycamore Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sycamore Spring   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Traceys Ferry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Wake (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Woods Point Landing   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [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. 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.

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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Spencer

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dick Powell<9>

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



Footnotes ...

<1>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 Spencer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spencer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2548, Longitude: -92.2452     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spencer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.281 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.832 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.089 degrees.

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<8>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 Spencer 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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<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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Spencer.



 
 
 

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