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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Fayetteville [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 140 miles [225.3 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Starks 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 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 963 miles [1,549.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 55 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,720 miles [10,814.8 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 7,457 miles [12,000.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,338 miles [8,590.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Starks ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Starks.

While the name Starks is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

British Columbia

Our profile page for Starks   [Map]
Distance: About 1,741 miles [2,801.9 km] to the Northwest

Illinois

Kane County

Our profile page for Starks, Kane County   [Map]
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the North Northeast

Louisiana

Calcasieu Parish

Our profile page for Starks, Calcasieu Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the South

Maine

Somerset County

Our profile page for Starks, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,405 miles [2,261.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Lackawanna County

Our profile page for Starks, Lackawanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,061 miles [1,707.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Oneida County

Our profile page for Starks, Oneida County   [Map]
Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Starks ...

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.

Barbara (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast of Starks   [Map]
Black Oak   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Chambers Spring (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Greenland   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Gulley   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hogeye   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Lincoln   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Prairie Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Strain   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Walnut Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Arkansas

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.ar.us/

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Starks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0284, Longitude: -94.2666     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Starks 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 Starks 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 318.598 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.332 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.058 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Starks.



 
 
 

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