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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

  • Hot Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Garland County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 39 miles [62.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Spring Lake to Little Rock, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 932 miles [1,499.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 53 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,751 miles [10,864.7 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 7,481 miles [12,039.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,358 miles [8,622.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Spring Lake ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Spring Lake.

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


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Alberta

Our profile page for Spring Lake   [Map]
Distance: About 1,669 miles [2,686 km] to the North Northwest

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,032 miles [1,660.8 km] to the East Northeast

Florida

Hernando County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Hernando County   [Map]
Distance: About 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the East Southeast

Highlands County

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

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Georgia

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 482 miles [775.7 km] to the East Southeast

Rabun County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Rabun County   [Map]
Distance: About 550 miles [885.1 km] to the East

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Illinois

Champaign County

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

DuPage County

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

Tazewell County

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

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Indiana

Hancock County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the Northeast

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Kansas

Meade County

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

Pottawatomie County

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

Riley County

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

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Louisiana

Claiborne Parish

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Claiborne Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 120 miles [193.1 km] to the South

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Maine

Somerset County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,406 miles [2,262.7 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Ottawa County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Ottawa County   [Map]
Distance: About 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

Isanti County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Isanti County   [Map]
Distance: About 763 miles [1,227.9 km] to the North

Itasca County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Itasca County   [Map]
Distance: About 909 miles [1,462.9 km] to the North

Scott County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the North

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New Jersey

Monmouth County

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

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New York

Cayuga County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Cayuga County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,058 miles [1,702.7 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 795 miles [1,279.4 km] to the East

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the East

Wilson County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 854 miles [1,374.4 km] to the East

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Ohio

Williams County

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

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Oregon

Klamath County

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

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Rhode Island

Kent County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,261 miles [2,029.4 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Kershaw County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Kershaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the East

Lexington County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Lexington County   [Map]
Distance: About 675 miles [1,086.3 km] to the East

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the East

Sumter County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Sumter County   [Map]
Distance: About 720 miles [1,158.7 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Kingsbury County

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

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Tennessee

Shelby County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Utah

Utah County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Utah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,096 miles [1,763.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Waushara County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Spring Lake ...

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.

Cove Creek (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast of Spring Lake   [Map]
Diamondhead   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Dripping Springs (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Euclid Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
High Point (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hot Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Jones Mills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lake Catherine   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Price   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Red Oak   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

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About Garland County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Garland County: www.garlandcounty.org/

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 Spring Lake, 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 that begins in Spring Lake. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Spring Lake) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4820, Longitude: -92.9905     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Lake 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 Lake 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 317.621 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.993 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.731 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 Lake 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Spring Lake.



 
 
 

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