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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 60 miles [96.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Star City to Little Rock, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 889 miles [1,430.7 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 35 days and walking would take 51 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 7,459 miles [12,004.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,335 miles [8,585.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Star City ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Star City.

While the name Star City is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Shasta County

Our profile page for Star City, Shasta County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Shasta County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Calhoun County

Our profile page for Star City, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the North


Pulaski County

Our profile page for Star City, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 565 miles [909.3 km] to the North Northeast


Seward County

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

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Missaukee County

Our profile page for Star City, Missaukee County   [Map]
Distance: About 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Barry County

Our profile page for Star City, Barry County   [Map]
Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Pershing County

Our profile page for Star City, Pershing County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,509 miles [2,428.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Our profile page for Star City   [Map]
Distance: About 1,444 miles [2,323.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Monongalia County

Our profile page for Star City, Monongalia County   [Map]
Distance: About 764 miles [1,229.5 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Star City ...

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.

Branchville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest of Star City   [Map]
Calmer   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Champion (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Cornerville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Four Groves (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Friendship   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Little Garnett   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Rest (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rose Hill   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Terry   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Star City. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Star City) 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 Star City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Star City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Star City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9420, Longitude: -91.8421     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Star City 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 Star City 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 316.833 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.004 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.317 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 Star City, 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Star City 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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