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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Stark 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 community such as Stark 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 Stark City to:

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 150 miles [241.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Stark City 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 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,564 miles [10,563.7 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 7,290 miles [11,732.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,167 miles [8,315.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stark City ...

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

Communities Outside of Arkansas


Newton County

Our profile page for Stark City, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 239 miles [384.6 km] to the West Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stark 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.

Big Lake   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest of Stark City   [Map]
Buckeye   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Dearman   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Dell   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Gilbert (MO)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Half Moon   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hightower   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Leachville Junction (MO)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Little Green Store   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Manila   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pettyville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Poplar Corner   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Roseland   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sunrise (MO)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Temples Corner (MO)   -   7 miles [11.3 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 Stark City. 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.

Eddie Acuff
  Actor. He was born in Caruthersville (Missouri) on Wednesday June 3, 1908 and died in Hollywood (California) on Monday December 17, 1956 at an age of 48. He was buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Caruthersville [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Stark City

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie Acuff<7>
Dee Clark     (Born as Delectus Clark)
  Singer. He was born in Blytheville (Arkansas) on Monday November 7, 1938 and died in Smyrna (Georgia) on Friday December 7, 1990 at an age of 52. He was buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Blytheville [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Stark City

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Clark

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Stark 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 Stark City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stark City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9378, Longitude: -90.0365     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stark 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 Stark 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 315.832 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.112 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.158 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:

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