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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:

  • Benton [Map], which is the Seat of Saline County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 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.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 903 miles [1,453.2 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 6,725 miles [10,822.8 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 7,454 miles [11,996.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,331 miles [8,579.4 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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 AlabamaLouisianaMissouriOklahoma
 GeorgiaManitobaMontanaOntario
 IndianaMarylandNew BrunswickPennsylvania
 KentuckyMississippiNova ScotiaPrince Edward Island
    Virginia

Alabama

Clay County

Our profile page for Springhill, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the East Southeast

Georgia

Newton County

Our profile page for Springhill, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 497 miles [799.8 km] to the East

Worth County

Our profile page for Springhill, Worth County   [Map]
Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the East Southeast

Indiana

Decatur County

Our profile page for Springhill, Decatur County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the Northeast

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Kentucky

Warren County

Our profile page for Springhill, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Louisiana

Washington Parish

Our profile page for Springhill, Washington Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the South Southeast

Webster Parish

Our profile page for Springhill, Webster Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 125 miles [201.2 km] to the South Southwest

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Springhill   [Map]
Distance: About 1,138 miles [1,831.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Charles County

Our profile page for Springhill, Charles County   [Map]
Distance: About 900 miles [1,448.4 km] to the East Northeast

Harford County

Our profile page for Springhill, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 960 miles [1,545 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

Jones County

Our profile page for Springhill, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the Southeast

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Missouri

Livingston County

Our profile page for Springhill, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the North

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Montana

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Springhill, Gallatin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,240 miles [1,995.6 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 1,671 miles [2,689.2 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Wagoner County

Our profile page for Springhill, Wagoner County   [Map]
Distance: About 190 miles [305.8 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 781 miles [1,256.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Springhill   [Map]
Distance: About 1,692 miles [2,723 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

James City County

Our profile page for Springhill, James City County   [Map]
Distance: About 896 miles [1,442 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.

Bauxite   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South of Springhill   [Map]
Bauxite Junction   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Collegeville   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Congo   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Dirtdauber (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Evergreen   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Goodman   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lena   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lignite   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Otter Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Red Gate   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Terrytown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Twin Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles 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 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.

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 41 miles [66 km] to the north of Springhill

Little Rock [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Springhill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan<9>
 
Ann Gillis     (Born as Alma Mabel Conner)
  Actress. She was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Saturday February 12, 1927 and died in Horam (England) [Map] on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 90.

Little Rock [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Springhill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Gillis
 
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 north of Springhill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elihan Pitts
 
Jefferson A. Thomas, Sr.
  Civil rights figure. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday September 1, 1942 and died in Columbus (Ohio) on Sunday September 5, 2010 at an age of 68. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Springhill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jefferson A. Thomas, Sr.

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About Saline County

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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 Saline County: www.salinecounty.org/

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 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: 34.6334, Longitude: -92.5085     [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 317.323 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.666 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.493 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Springhill.



 
 
 

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