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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Melbourne [Map], which is the Seat of Izard County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 94 miles [151.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Stella to Little Rock, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 832 miles [1,339 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,628 miles [10,666.7 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 7,359 miles [11,843.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,237 miles [8,428.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stella ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Stella.

While the name Stella is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 21 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Florida

Escambia County

Our profile page for Stella, Escambia County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Escambia County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kansas

Reno County

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

Wilson County

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

Kentucky

Calloway County

Our profile page for Stella, Calloway County   [Map]
Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the East Northeast

Magoffin County

Our profile page for Stella, Magoffin County   [Map]
Distance: About 491 miles [790.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Louisiana

Plaquemines Parish

Our profile page for Stella, Plaquemines Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 440 miles [708.1 km] to the South Southeast

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Michigan

Gratiot County

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

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Mississippi

Pike County

Our profile page for Stella, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the South Southeast

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Missouri

Newton County

Our profile page for Stella, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 142 miles [228.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Richardson County

Our profile page for Stella, Richardson County   [Map]
Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Broome County

Our profile page for Stella, Broome County   [Map]
Distance: About 946 miles [1,522.4 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Carteret County

Our profile page for Stella, Carteret County   [Map]
Distance: About 828 miles [1,332.5 km] to the East

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Ohio

Vinton County

Our profile page for Stella, Vinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Oklahoma

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Stella, Cleveland County   [Map]
Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Stella   [Map]
Distance: About 972 miles [1,564.3 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Orangeburg County

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

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Tennessee

Giles County

Our profile page for Stella, Giles County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Texas

Harris County

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

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Virginia

Patrick County

Our profile page for Stella, Patrick County   [Map]
Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the East

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Washington

Cowlitz County

Our profile page for Stella, Cowlitz County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,760 miles [2,832.4 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Wirt County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Stella ...

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.

Bone Town   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast of Stella   [Map]
Evening Shade   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Franklin   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Jett (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Jumbo   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Knob Creek   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
LaCrosse   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lone Star   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Love (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Melbourne   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mount Pleasant   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Needmore   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Phosphate (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Sage   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Sandtown   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Violet Hill   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Zion   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [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 Stella. 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.

Dick Powell
  Actor. He was born in Mountain View (Arkansas) on Monday November 14, 1904 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday January 2, 1963 at an age of 58. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Mountain View [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Stella

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dick Powell<8>

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

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stella. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0109, Longitude: -91.8004     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stella 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 Stella 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 316.974 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.443 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.932 degrees.

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<7>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 Stella 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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<8>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: findagrave.com.

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