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Stephenson, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Stephenson to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Stephenson to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Stephenson once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Stephenson to:

  • Murfreesboro [Map], which is the Seat of Pike County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 86 miles [138.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Stephenson to Little Rock, with an average speed<3>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 5 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 979 miles [1,575.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 56 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,797 miles [10,938.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,527 miles [12,113.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,404 miles [8,696.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Stephenson ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Stephenson.

While the name Stephenson is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Warrick County

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


Menominee County

Our profile page for Stephenson, Menominee County   [Map]
Distance: About 844 miles [1,358.3 km] to the North Northeast


Amite County

Our profile page for Stephenson, Amite County   [Map]
Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the Southeast


Keya Paha County

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

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Coffee County

Our profile page for Stephenson, Coffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the East Northeast

Madison County

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

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Frederick County

Our profile page for Stephenson, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 930 miles [1,496.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Wyoming County

Our profile page for Stephenson, Wyoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Stephenson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Stephenson. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stephenson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stephenson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1032, Longitude: -93.6732     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stephenson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Stephenson to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.029 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.419 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.093 degrees.

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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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Stephenson.