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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 72 miles [115.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Stafford to Little Rock, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 4 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 938 miles [1,509.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 54 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,734 miles [10,837.3 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 7,466 miles [12,015.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,344 miles [8,600.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stafford ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Stafford.

While the name Stafford is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 21 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Alabama

Pickens County

Our profile page for Stafford, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 318 miles [511.8 km] to the East Southeast

California

Humboldt County

Our profile page for Stafford, Humboldt County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,701 miles [2,737.5 km] to the West Northwest

Sutter County

Our profile page for Stafford, Sutter County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,571 miles [2,528.3 km] to the West Northwest

Connecticut

Tolland County

Our profile page for Stafford, Tolland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,230 miles [1,979.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Georgia

Camden County

Our profile page for Stafford, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 754 miles [1,213.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Kansas

Stafford County

Our profile page for Stafford, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the Northwest

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Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Stafford, Harford County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 994 miles [1,599.7 km] to the East Northeast

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Stafford, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 947 miles [1,524 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

Bolivar County

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

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Nebraska

Holt County

Our profile page for Stafford, Holt County   [Map]
Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the North Northwest

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New Jersey

Our profile page for Stafford
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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New York

Genesee County

Our profile page for Stafford, Genesee County   [Map]
Distance: About 982 miles [1,580.4 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Clark County

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

Monroe County

Our profile page for Stafford, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Oklahoma

Custer County

Our profile page for Stafford, Custer County   [Map]
Distance: About 321 miles [516.6 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Stafford   [Map]
Distance: About 1,123 miles [1,807.3 km] to the Northeast

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Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Stafford, Clackamas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,684 miles [2,710.1 km] to the Northwest

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South Carolina

Hampton County

Our profile page for Stafford, Hampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 722 miles [1,161.9 km] to the East

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Texas

Fort Bend County

Our profile page for Stafford, Fort Bend County   [Map]
Distance: About 401 miles [645.3 km] to the South Southwest

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Vermont

Orange County

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

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Virginia

Stafford County

Our profile page for Stafford, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 912 miles [1,467.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Stafford ...

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.

Alpha   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East of Stafford   [Map]
Crossroads   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Danville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Gum Tree   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Havana   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hickory Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Lone Pine   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Marvinville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Ranger   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Sulphur Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [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 Stafford. 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.

Johnny Carpenter
  Actor. He was born in Dardanelle (Arkansas) on Thursday June 25, 1914 and died in Burbank (California) on Thursday February 27, 2003 at an age of 88. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Dardanelle [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Stafford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Carpenter<9>

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stafford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1565, Longitude: -93.4302     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stafford 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 Stafford 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 317.969 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.487 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.818 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 Stafford, 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 Stafford 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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