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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Arkansas City [Map], which is the Seat of Desha County, lies 30 miles [48.3 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Stimson to Arkansas City, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 83 miles [133.6 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 847 miles [1,363.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 49 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,700 miles [10,782.6 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 7,422 miles [11,944.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,298 miles [8,526.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stimson ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Stimson.

While the name Stimson is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Arkansas


Aroostook County

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


Kalkaska County

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

Marquette County

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

Mecosta County

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

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Phelps County

Our profile page for Stimson, Phelps County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Phelps County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Our profile page for Stimson   [Map]
Distance: About 1,162 miles [1,870.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Mason County

Our profile page for Stimson, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,894 miles [3,048.1 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Stimson ...

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.

Dennis Landing (MS)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East of Stimson   [Map]
Francis (MS)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Jacks Bay Landing   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lacy (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lake Charles Landing (MS)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mason Landing (MS)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Mozart   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Red Fork   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rosedale (MS)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Round Lake (MS)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Snow Lake   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Stimson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stimson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stimson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0295, Longitude: -91.0732     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stimson 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 Stimson 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 316.351 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.456 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.971 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Stimson 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 Stimson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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