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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Lewisville [Map], which is the Seat of Lafayette County, lies just to the West.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 118 miles [189.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Stamps to Little Rock, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 992 miles [1,596.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 57 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,828 miles [10,988.6 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 7,555 miles [12,158.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,432 miles [8,742 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stamps ...

While the name Stamps is unique within Arkansas, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

Texas

Upshur County

Our profile page for Stamps, Upshur County   [Map]
Distance: About 85 miles [136.8 km] to the West Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stamps ...

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.

Box Springs   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast of Stamps   [Map]
Experiment   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Falcon   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Friendship   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Hennessey (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lewisville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Lumber   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Mount Pleasant   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Piney Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Waldo   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [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 Stamps. 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.

Bill Clinton     (William Jefferson Clinton)
  42nd President of the US (1993 - 2001). He was born in Hope (Arkansas) on Monday August 19, 1946

Hope [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Stamps
 
Travis Calvin 'Stonewall' Jackson
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Waldo (Arkansas) on Monday November 2, 1903 and died in Waldo (Arkansas) on Monday July 27, 1987 at an age of 83. He was buried at Waldo Cemetery (Columbia County, Arkansas) [Map].

Waldo [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Stamps

Waldo [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Stamps

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Travis Calvin 'Stonewall' Jackson<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Stamps. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Stamps

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stamps. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3631, Longitude: -93.4950     [Map].

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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 Stamps 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 317.838 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.099 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.125 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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