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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Sterling 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 community such as Sterling 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 Sterling once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Sterling to:

  • Lake Village [Map], which is the Seat of Chicot County, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sterling to Lake Village, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 133 miles [214 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 887 miles [1,427.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,754 miles [10,869.5 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 7,474 miles [12,028.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,349 miles [8,608.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Sterling ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Sterling.

While the name Sterling is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 41 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Alabama

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Sterling, Cherokee County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the East Northeast

Alaska

Our profile page for Sterling   [Map]
Distance: About 3,239 miles [5,212.7 km] to the Northwest

Arizona

Yavapai County

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

Colorado

Logan County

Our profile page for Sterling, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 844 miles [1,358.3 km] to the Northwest

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Connecticut

Windham County

Our profile page for Sterling, Windham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,215 miles [1,955.4 km] to the Northeast

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Sterling, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the East Southeast

Miami-Dade County

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

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Georgia

Glynn County

Our profile page for Sterling, Glynn County   [Map]
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the East

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Idaho

Bingham County

Our profile page for Sterling, Bingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,354 miles [2,179.1 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Whiteside County

Our profile page for Sterling, Whiteside County   [Map]
Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the North

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Indiana

Fountain County

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

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Iowa

Jackson County

Our profile page for Sterling, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the North

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Kansas

Logan County

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

Rice County

Our profile page for Sterling, Rice County   [Map]
Distance: About 532 miles [856.2 km] to the Northwest

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Louisiana

Saint Mary Parish

Our profile page for Sterling, Saint Mary Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 222 miles [357.3 km] to the South

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Sterling, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,239 miles [1,994 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Arenac County

Our profile page for Sterling, Arenac County   [Map]
Distance: About 852 miles [1,371.2 km] to the North Northeast

Macomb County

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

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Mississippi

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Sterling, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 148 miles [238.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Missouri

Howell County

Our profile page for Sterling, Howell County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the North

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Montana

Madison County

Our profile page for Sterling, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,392 miles [2,240.2 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Johnson County

Our profile page for Sterling, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 588 miles [946.3 km] to the North Northwest

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New York

Cayuga County

Our profile page for Sterling, Cayuga County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,059 miles [1,704.3 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Sterling, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the East Northeast

Robeson County

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

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North Dakota

Burleigh County

Our profile page for Sterling, Burleigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,065 miles [1,714 km] to the North Northwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Sterling   [Map]
Distance: About 1,876 miles [3,019.1 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Meigs County

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

Wayne County

Our profile page for Sterling, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 751 miles [1,208.6 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Comanche County

Our profile page for Sterling, Comanche County   [Map]
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the West Northwest

Woods County

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

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Sterling, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 888 miles [1,429.1 km] to the Northeast

Wayne County

Our profile page for Sterling, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,038 miles [1,670.5 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Claiborne County

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

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Texas

Robertson County

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

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Utah

Sanpete County

Our profile page for Sterling, Sanpete County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,217 miles [1,958.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Loudoun County

Our profile page for Sterling, Loudoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 870 miles [1,400.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Skagit County

Our profile page for Sterling, Skagit County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,925 miles [3,098 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Boone County

Our profile page for Sterling, Boone County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the Northeast

Wetzel County

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

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Wisconsin

Clark County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sterling ...

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.

Brunett (LA) (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South of Sterling   [Map]
Chickasaw (LA)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Cottonwood (LA)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Erwin (MS)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Eudora   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Gassoway (LA)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Glen Allan (MS)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Grand Lake   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Indian   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Longwood (MS)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Marathon (MS)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Readland   -   3 miles [4.8 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 Sterling. 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.

Muddy Waters     (Born as McKinley Morganfield)
  Musician. He was born in Rolling Fork (Mississippi) on Friday April 4, 1913 and died in Westmont (Illinois) on Saturday April 30, 1983 at an age of 70. He was buried at Restvale Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Rolling Fork [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Sterling

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Muddy Waters<9>

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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 Sterling, 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 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Sterling. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sterling) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sterling. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0260, Longitude: -91.1834     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sterling 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 Sterling 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 316.331 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.298 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.189 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 (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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Sterling 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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<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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