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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Spring Meadows 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 Meadows 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 Meadows to:

  • Morrilton [Map], which is the Seat of Conway County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 37 miles [59.5 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Spring Meadows to Little Rock, with an average speed<2> 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 902 miles [1,451.6 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 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,707 miles [10,793.9 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 7,438 miles [11,970.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,316 miles [8,555.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Spring Meadows ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Spring Meadows.

While the name Spring Meadows is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Spring Meadows, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 922 miles [1,483.8 km] to the East Northeast

Harford County

Our profile page for Spring Meadows, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 943 miles [1,517.6 km] to the East Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Spring Meadows, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 891 miles [1,433.9 km] to the East Northeast

Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Spring Meadows, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Harris County

Our profile page for Spring Meadows, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the South Southwest

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Virginia

Hanover County

Our profile page for Spring Meadows, Hanover County   [Map]
Distance: About 871 miles [1,401.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Spring Meadows ...

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.

Cypress Valley   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast of Spring Meadows   [Map]
Deerwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Happy Bend   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hickory Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Hill Creek   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Index (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lewisburg (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Overcup   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Riverview   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sandtown (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 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 Meadows. 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.

Otis Owen Brannan
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Greenbrier (Arkansas) on Monday March 13, 1899 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday June 6, 1967 at an age of 68. He was buried at Springhill Cemetery (Faulkner County, Arkansas) [Map].

Greenbrier [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Spring Meadows

Little Rock [Map] is located 37 miles [59.5 km] to the southeast of Spring Meadows

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan<7>
 
John Carter
  Actor. He was born in Center Ridge (Arkansas) on Saturday November 26, 1927 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday May 23, 2015 at an age of 87.

Center Ridge [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Spring Meadows

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Carter
 
Elihan Pitts     (Elihan Eugene Pitts)
  Professional football. He was born in Mayflower (Arkansas) on Thursday February 3, 1938 and died in Buffalo (New York) on Friday July 10, 1998 at an age of 60.

Mayflower [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Spring Meadows

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elihan Pitts

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Spring Meadows. 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 beginning in Spring Meadows. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Spring Meadows) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Meadows. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1670, Longitude: -92.7507     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Meadows 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 Meadows 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 317.526 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.972 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.511 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 Spring Meadows.



 
 
 

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