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Spring Bank, Arkansas

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The location of Spring Bank

Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Spring Bank 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 Spring Bank 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 Spring Bank once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Spring Bank and extending to:

  • Texarkana [Map], which is the Seat of Miller County, lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Spring Bank to Texarkana, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 146 miles [235 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,020 miles [1,641.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 58 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,856 miles [11,033.7 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 7,584 miles [12,205.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,460 miles [8,787 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Spring Bank ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Spring Bank.

While the name Spring Bank is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Arkansas


Dixon County

Our profile page for Spring Bank, Dixon County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Dixon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Centre County

Our profile page for Spring Bank, Centre County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,050 miles [1,689.8 km] to the Northeast.


Fairfax County

Our profile page for Spring Bank, Fairfax County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,015 miles [1,633.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spring Bank ...

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.

Black Diamond   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest of Spring Bank   [Map]

Boggy   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Brightstar   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Era (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Frog Level (LA) (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Gin City   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Ida (LA)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Jonesville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Missionary (LA)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Walnut Hill   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [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 Spring Bank. 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.

Scott Joplin

Jazz Composer, pianist. He was born in Linden (Texas) on Tueday November 24, 1868 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday April 1, 1917 at an age of 48. He was buried at St. Michaels Cemetery (Queens County, New York) [Map].

Linden [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Spring Bank

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Scott Joplin<9>

Eddie Mathews

Major League Baseball. He was born in Texarkana (Texas) on Tueday October 13, 1931 and died in La Jolla (California) on Sunday February 18, 2001 at an age of 69. He was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California) [Map].

Texarkana [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Spring Bank

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie Mathews

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

About Miller County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Arkansas:

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 Spring Bank, 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Spring Bank) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Bank. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0910, Longitude: -93.8663     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Bank 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 Spring Bank 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 318.049 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.31 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.326 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Spring Bank 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:

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