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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Paragould [Map], which is the Seat of Greene County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 129 miles [207.6 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Stanford to Little Rock, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 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 770 miles [1,239.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,580 miles [10,589.5 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 7,309 miles [11,762.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,186 miles [8,346.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stanford ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Stanford.

While the name Stanford is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Placer County

Our profile page for Stanford, Placer County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,625 miles [2,615.2 km] to the West Northwest

Santa Clara County

Our profile page for Stanford, Santa Clara County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,736 miles [2,793.8 km] to the West Northwest


Latah County

Our profile page for Stanford, Latah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,524 miles [2,452.6 km] to the Northwest


McLean County

Our profile page for Stanford, McLean County   [Map]
Distance: About 309 miles [497.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Monroe County

Our profile page for Stanford, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the Northeast

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Lincoln County

Our profile page for Stanford, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Isanti County

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

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Monroe County

Our profile page for Stanford, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the Southeast

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Texas County

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

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Judith Basin County

Our profile page for Stanford, Judith Basin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,259 miles [2,026.2 km] to the Northwest

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Green Lake County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Stanford ...

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.

Black Jack   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Stanford   [Map]
Camp Ground   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Commissary (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Ebenezer   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Evening Star   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Finch   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Light   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Pine Knot   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Walnut Corner   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stanford. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Stanford. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stanford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stanford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0973, Longitude: -90.6637     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stanford 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 Stanford 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 316.244 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.61 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.405 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 Stanford, 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 Stanford 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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