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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Stockton to ...

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

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

  • Prescott [Map], which is the Seat of Nevada County, lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Stockton to Prescott, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days 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 107 miles [172.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 980 miles [1,577.2 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,817 miles [10,970.9 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 7,543 miles [12,139.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,420 miles [8,722.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stockton ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Stockton.

While the name Stockton is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 30 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Alabama

Baldwin County

Our profile page for Stockton, Baldwin County   [Map]
Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the East Southeast

Arizona

Mohave County

Our profile page for Stockton, Mohave County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,188 miles [1,911.9 km] to the West Northwest

California

San Diego County

Our profile page for Stockton, San Diego County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,375 miles [2,212.8 km] to the West

San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Stockton, San Joaquin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,593 miles [2,563.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Stockton, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,070 miles [1,722 km] to the East Northeast

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Georgia

Clinch County

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

Lanier County

Our profile page for Stockton, Lanier County   [Map]
Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

Jo Daviess County

Our profile page for Stockton, Jo Daviess County   [Map]
Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the North Northeast

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Indiana

Lake County

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

Owen County

Our profile page for Stockton, Owen County   [Map]
Distance: About 530 miles [853 km] to the Northeast

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Iowa

Muscatine County

Our profile page for Stockton, Muscatine County   [Map]
Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Kansas

Rooks County

Our profile page for Stockton, Rooks County   [Map]
Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the Northwest

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Stockton   [Map]
Distance: About 1,157 miles [1,862 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Stockton, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,017 miles [1,636.7 km] to the East Northeast

Harford County

Our profile page for Stockton, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,025 miles [1,649.6 km] to the East Northeast

Worcester County

Our profile page for Stockton, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,050 miles [1,689.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Minnesota

Winona County

Our profile page for Stockton, Winona County   [Map]
Distance: About 735 miles [1,182.9 km] to the North

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Missouri

Cedar County

Our profile page for Stockton, Cedar County   [Map]
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the North

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New Jersey

Hunterdon County

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

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New York

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Stockton, Chautauqua County   [Map]
Distance: About 974 miles [1,567.5 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Stockton, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the Northeast

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Luzerne County

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

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South Carolina

Kershaw County

Our profile page for Stockton, Kershaw County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Fentress County

Our profile page for Stockton, Fentress County   [Map]
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the East Northeast

Loudon County

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

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Utah

Tooele County

Our profile page for Stockton, Tooele County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,154 miles [1,857.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Henry County

Our profile page for Stockton, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 797 miles [1,282.6 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Mason County

Our profile page for Stockton, Mason County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Portage County

Our profile page for Stockton, Portage County   [Map]
Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Stockton ...

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.

Brisbane (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North of Stockton   [Map]
Delta   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Falcon   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Glenville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lumber   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Magnolia   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Mount Pleasant   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Register (Historic)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stamps   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Waldo   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Woodlawn (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Young   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [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 Stockton. 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.

Bill Clinton     (William Jefferson Clinton)
  42nd President of the US (1993 - 2001). He was born in Hope (Arkansas) on Monday August 19, 1946

Hope [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Stockton
 
Travis Calvin 'Stonewall' Jackson
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Waldo (Arkansas) on Monday November 2, 1903 and died in Waldo (Arkansas) on Monday July 27, 1987 at an age of 83. He was buried at Waldo Cemetery (Columbia County, Arkansas) [Map].

Waldo [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of Stockton

Waldo [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of Stockton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Travis Calvin 'Stonewall' Jackson<9>
 
William Edward 'Little Willie' John
  Singer, entertainer. He was born in Cullendale (Arkansas) on Monday November 15, 1937 and died in Walla Walla (Washington) on Sunday May 26, 1968 at an age of 30. He was buried at Detroit Memorial Park East (Michigan).

Cullendale [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Stockton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Edward 'Little Willie' John

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Nevada County: www.co.nevada.ar.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stockton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4493, Longitude: -93.3104     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stockton 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 Stockton 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 317.728 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.982 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.032 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Stockton 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 Stockton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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