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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Stanley to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Stanley to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Stanley once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Stanley to:

  • Murfreesboro [Map], which is the Seat of Pike County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 88 miles [141.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Stanley to Little Rock, with an average speed<3>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 5 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 976 miles [1,570.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 56 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,794 miles [10,933.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,524 miles [12,108.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,401 miles [8,692.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Stanley ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Stanley.

While the name Stanley is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 41 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Alabama

Covington County

Our profile page for Stanley, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the East Southeast

Arizona

Graham County

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

British Columbia

Our profile page for Stanley   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,894 miles [3,048.1 km] to the Northwest

California

Napa County

Our profile page for Stanley, Napa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,615 miles [2,599.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Idaho

Custer County

Our profile page for Stanley, Custer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,329 miles [2,138.8 km] to the Northwest

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Indiana

Warrick County

Our profile page for Stanley, Warrick County   [Map]
Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the Northeast

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Iowa

Buchanan County

Our profile page for Stanley, Buchanan County   [Map]
Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the North

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Kansas

Johnson County

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

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Kentucky

Daviess County

Our profile page for Stanley, Daviess County   [Map]
Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the Northeast

Pike County

Our profile page for Stanley, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Louisiana

Allen Parish

Our profile page for Stanley, Allen Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the South

De Soto Parish

Our profile page for Stanley, De Soto Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 151 miles [243 km] to the South

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Stanley
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maryland

Washington County

Our profile page for Stanley, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 935 miles [1,504.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Stanley, Plymouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,340 miles [2,156.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Calhoun County

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

Lapeer County

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

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Minnesota

Isanti County

Our profile page for Stanley, Isanti County   [Map]
Distance: About 788 miles [1,268.2 km] to the North

Yellow Medicine County

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

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Missouri

Buchanan County

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

Pemiscot County

Our profile page for Stanley, Pemiscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the Northeast

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Nebraska

Holt County

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

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Stanley   [Map]
Distance: About 1,636 miles [2,632.9 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Morris County

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

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New Mexico

Santa Fe County

Our profile page for Stanley, Santa Fe County   [Map]
Distance: About 704 miles [1,133 km] to the West

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New York

Ontario County

Our profile page for Stanley, Ontario County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,073 miles [1,726.8 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Gaston County

Our profile page for Stanley, Gaston County   [Map]
Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the East

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North Dakota

Mountrail County

Our profile page for Stanley, Mountrail County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,077 miles [1,733.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Stanley   [Map]
Distance: About 1,743 miles [2,805.1 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Henry County

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

Washington County

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

Wood County

Our profile page for Stanley, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Pushmataha County

Our profile page for Stanley, Pushmataha County   [Map]
Distance: About 108 miles [173.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Stanley   [Map]
Distance: About 1,004 miles [1,615.8 km] to the North

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Oregon

Clackamas County

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

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Stanley, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 940 miles [1,512.8 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Stanley County

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

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Tennessee

Marion County

Our profile page for Stanley, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the East

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Virginia

Page County

Our profile page for Stanley, Page County   [Map]
Distance: About 894 miles [1,438.8 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Ritchie County

Our profile page for Stanley, Ritchie County   [Map]
Distance: About 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Chippewa County

Our profile page for Stanley, Chippewa County   [Map]
Distance: About 761 miles [1,224.7 km] to the North

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Stanley ...

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.

Ball (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest of Stanley   [Map]
Cooper (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Daisy   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Delight   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Elk (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Highland   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hopewell (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Kirby   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Majors   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Maxwell (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Nathan   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Nutts   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pike City   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pleasant Home (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Stanley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Stanley. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stanley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stanley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1368, Longitude: -93.6352     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stanley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Stanley to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.008 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.399 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.071 degrees.

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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 Stanley 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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