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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Hamburg [Map], which is the Seat of Ashley County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Stillions to Hamburg, 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 four to five hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 103 miles [165.8 km] to the North (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 922 miles [1,483.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 53 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,777 miles [10,906.5 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 7,500 miles [12,070.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,375 miles [8,650.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stillions ...

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.

Bovine   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast of Stillions   [Map]
Brushy (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Crossroad   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Johnsville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Long View Ferry   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Longview   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Longview Crossing   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pine Island Landing   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Unity   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stillions. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2529, Longitude: -92.0424     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stillions 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 Stillions 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 316.895 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.986 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.516 degrees.

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