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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Conway [Map], which is the Seat of Faulkner County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 31 miles [49.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Springhill to Little Rock, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 882 miles [1,419.4 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 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,693 miles [10,771.3 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 7,423 miles [11,946.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,300 miles [8,529.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Springhill ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Springhill.

Within Arkansas, there is just one other community named Springhill. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 20 communities in the United States and Canada - with 16 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

Clay County

Our profile page for Springhill, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the East Southeast

Georgia

Newton County

Our profile page for Springhill, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the East

Worth County

Our profile page for Springhill, Worth County   [Map]
Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the East Southeast

Indiana

Decatur County

Our profile page for Springhill, Decatur County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 481 miles [774.1 km] to the Northeast

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Kentucky

Warren County

Our profile page for Springhill, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Louisiana

Washington Parish

Our profile page for Springhill, Washington Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the South Southeast

Webster Parish

Our profile page for Springhill, Webster Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 162 miles [260.7 km] to the South Southwest

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Springhill   [Map]
Distance: About 1,103 miles [1,775.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Charles County

Our profile page for Springhill, Charles County   [Map]
Distance: About 880 miles [1,416.2 km] to the East Northeast

Harford County

Our profile page for Springhill, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 938 miles [1,509.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

Jones County

Our profile page for Springhill, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the Southeast

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Missouri

Livingston County

Our profile page for Springhill, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the North

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Montana

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Springhill, Gallatin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,219 miles [1,961.8 km] to the Northwest

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New Brunswick

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Springhill   [Map]
Distance: About 1,643 miles [2,644.2 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Wagoner County

Our profile page for Springhill, Wagoner County   [Map]
Distance: About 183 miles [294.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Springhill
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

Fayette County

Our profile page for Springhill, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Springhill   [Map]
Distance: About 1,664 miles [2,677.9 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

James City County

Our profile page for Springhill, James City County   [Map]
Distance: About 880 miles [1,416.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Springhill ...

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.

Bono   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest of Springhill   [Map]
Centerville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Enola   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Guy   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Hamlet   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Holland   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Holly Springs   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Martinville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Old Texas   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pinnacle Springs (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Republican   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Rolling Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Soda Valley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Sunny Gap (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Twin Groves   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [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 Springhill. 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.

Marvin Edward Blaylock
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Monday September 30, 1929 and died in Conway (Arkansas) on Saturday October 23, 1993 at an age of 64. He was buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas) [Map].

Conway [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest of Springhill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marvin Edward Blaylock<9>
 
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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north of Springhill

Little Rock [Map] is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the south of Springhill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan
 
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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Springhill

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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Springhill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elihan Pitts

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springhill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1887, Longitude: -92.3924     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springhill 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 Springhill 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 317.295 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.707 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.347 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 Springhill, 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 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 Springhill 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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