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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Camden [Map], which is the Seat of Ouachita County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Stephens to Camden, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 98 miles [157.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 968 miles [1,557.8 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 6,808 miles [10,956.4 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 7,535 miles [12,126.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,411 miles [8,708.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stephens ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Stephens.

While the name Stephens is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Alabama

Jefferson County

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

California

Los Angeles County

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

Georgia

Oglethorpe County

Our profile page for Stephens, Oglethorpe County   [Map]
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the East

Kentucky

Elliott County

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

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Louisiana

Natchitoches Parish

Our profile page for Stephens, Natchitoches Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 114 miles [183.5 km] to the South

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Michigan

Lapeer County

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

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Mississippi

Pike County

Our profile page for Stephens, Pike County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the Southeast

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Missouri

Boone County

Our profile page for Stephens, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the North

Callaway County

Our profile page for Stephens, Callaway County   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the North

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Ohio

Adams County

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

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Oregon

Douglas County

Our profile page for Stephens, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,766 miles [2,842.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Tennessee

Morgan County

Our profile page for Stephens, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Cherokee County

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

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Stephens, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,154 miles [1,857.2 km] to the West Northwest

Weber County

Our profile page for Stephens, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,164 miles [1,873.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Spotsylvania County

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

Wise County

Our profile page for Stephens, Wise County   [Map]
Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Spokane County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Stephens ...

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.

Damascus   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South of Stephens   [Map]
Ebenezer   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Free Hope   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Glenville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mount Holly   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Snipe   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Village   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Village Junction   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Woodlawn (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Young   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [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 Stephens. 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.

Willie Frazier
  Professional football. He was born in El Dorado (Arkansas) on Friday June 19, 1942 and died in Houston (Texas) on Thursday September 5, 2013 at an age of 71. He was buried at Paradise North Cemtery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

El Dorado [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Stephens

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Frazier<9>
 
Travis Calvin 'Stonewall' Jackson
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Waldo (Arkansas) on Monday November 2, 1903 and died in Waldo (Arkansas) on Monday July 27, 1987 at an age of 83. He was buried at Waldo Cemetery (Columbia County, Arkansas) [Map].

Waldo [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of Stephens

Waldo [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of Stephens

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Travis Calvin 'Stonewall' Jackson
 
William Edward 'Little Willie' John
  Singer, entertainer. He was born in Cullendale (Arkansas) on Monday November 15, 1937 and died in Walla Walla (Washington) on Sunday May 26, 1968 at an age of 30. He was buried at Detroit Memorial Park East (Michigan).

Cullendale [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Stephens

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Edward 'Little Willie' John

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stephens. 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 that stretches from Stephens. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stephens) 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 Stephens. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Stephens

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stephens. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4220, Longitude: -93.0670     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stephens 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 Stephens 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 317.568 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.792 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.93 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 Stephens 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>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 Stephens, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Stephens.



 
 
 

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