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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Fayetteville [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 147 miles [236.6 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Steele 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 959 miles [1,543.4 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 6,713 miles [10,803.5 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 7,450 miles [11,989.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,331 miles [8,579.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Steele ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Steele.

While the name Steele is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Alabama

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Steele, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the East Southeast

California

San Luis Obispo County

Our profile page for Steele, San Luis Obispo County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,476 miles [2,375.4 km] to the West

Illinois

Will County

Our profile page for Steele, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the Northeast

Indiana

Adams County

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

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Kentucky

Morgan County

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

Pike County

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

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Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Steele, Attala County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 344 miles [553.6 km] to the Southeast

Scott County

Our profile page for Steele, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the Southeast

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Missouri

Pemiscot County

Our profile page for Steele, Pemiscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the East

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Montana

Chouteau County

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

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North Dakota

Kidder County

Our profile page for Steele, Kidder County   [Map]
Distance: About 795 miles [1,279.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Fairfield County

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

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Tennessee

Montgomery County

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

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Virginia

Alleghany County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Steele ...

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)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast of Steele   [Map]
Cross Roads (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Elm Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Gulley   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Healing Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Silent Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Spring Creek   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Steele. 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 Steele. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Steele) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Steele. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1437, Longitude: -94.2391     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Steele 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 Steele 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 318.589 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.337 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.026 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 Steele, 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 Steele 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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