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Stark City, Arkansas

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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 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 155 miles [249.4 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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Stark City. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stark 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 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 315.832 degrees.

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

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Stark City.