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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Spring Creek to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 Creek to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Marianna [Map], which is the Seat of Lee County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Spring Creek 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 77 miles [123.9 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 most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 818 miles [1,316.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 47 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,660 miles [10,718.2 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 7,384 miles [11,883.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,260 miles [8,465.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Spring Creek ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Spring Creek.

Within Arkansas, there is just one other community named Spring Creek. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 40 communities in the United States and Canada - with 40 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Arkansas

Communities outside of Arkansas


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Alabama

Shelby County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the East Southeast

California

El Dorado County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, El Dorado County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,631 miles [2,624.8 km] to the West Northwest

Shasta County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Shasta County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Shasta County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Florida

Wakulla County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Wakulla County   [Map]
Distance: About 497 miles [799.8 km] to the Southeast

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Illinois

Will County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 502 miles [807.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Kansas

Chautauqua County

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

Saline County

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

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Kentucky

Clay County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Louisiana

Tangipahoa Parish

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Tangipahoa Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the South

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Minnesota

Goodhue County

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

Yellow Medicine County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Yellow Medicine County   [Map]
Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Marshall County

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

Neshoba County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Neshoba County   [Map]
Distance: About 166 miles [267.2 km] to the Southeast

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Missouri

Phelps County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Phelps County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Elko County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,406 miles [2,262.7 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Kings County

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

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North Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 806 miles [1,297.1 km] to the East

Madison County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the East

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Oklahoma

Caddo County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Caddo County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the West

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Elk County

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

Lehigh County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Lehigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 927 miles [1,491.9 km] to the East Northeast

Warren County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Todd County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Todd County   [Map]
Distance: About 795 miles [1,279.4 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Henry County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 183 miles [294.5 km] to the Northeast

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the East

Madison County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 145 miles [233.4 km] to the East Northeast

McMinn County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, McMinn County   [Map]
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the East

Perry County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 177 miles [284.9 km] to the East Northeast

Warren County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the East Northeast

Wilson County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Wilson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Gillespie County

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

Hutchinson County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Hutchinson County
Although located in Hutchinson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

San Saba County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, San Saba County   [Map]
Distance: About 513 miles [825.6 km] to the West Southwest

Throckmorton County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Throckmorton County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the West

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,211 miles [1,948.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Walla Walla County

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

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West Virginia

Greenbrier County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Greenbrier County   [Map]
Distance: About 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Adams County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Spring Creek ...

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.

Blackfoot   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast of Spring Creek   [Map]
Cypress Corner   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Hicks   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hicksville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Maple Corner   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Marvell   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Poplar Grove   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Turkey Scratch   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Vineyard   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [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 Creek. 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Spring Creek

Helena [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Spring Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Nighthawk<9>
 
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 northeast of Spring Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Polk

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6887, Longitude: -90.8982     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Creek 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 Spring Creek 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 316.294 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.478 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.778 degrees.

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<7>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 Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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 Creek 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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