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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 127 miles [204.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Stier 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 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,588 miles [10,602.4 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 7,314 miles [11,770.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,190 miles [8,352.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stier ...

While the name Stier is unique within Arkansas, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

Pennsylvania

Northampton County

Our profile page for Stier, Northampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 896 miles [1,442 km] to the East Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stier ...

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.

Black Oak   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North of Stier   [Map]
Cottonwood Corner   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Deep Landing   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Elm Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Hatchie Coon   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Longwill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Poplar Ridge   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rivervale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Sandy   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Three Way   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Vail   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Waco (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 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 Stier. 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.

Dee Clark     (Born as Delectus Clark)
  Singer. He was born in Blytheville (Arkansas) on Monday November 7, 1938 and died in Smyrna (Georgia) on Friday December 7, 1990 at an age of 52. He was buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Blytheville [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Stier

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Clark<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Craighead County: www.craigheadcounty.org/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stier. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7045, Longitude: -90.3415     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stier 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 Stier 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 316.012 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.288 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.34 degrees.

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<7>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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