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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Pocahontas [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 138 miles [222.1 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Stokes 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 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 779 miles [1,253.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,578 miles [10,586.3 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 7,308 miles [11,761.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,185 miles [8,344.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stokes ...

We have found 20 communities that share the name Stokes.

While the name Stokes is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 20 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Alabama

Conecuh County

Our profile page for Stokes, Conecuh County   [Map]
Distance: About 401 miles [645.3 km] to the Southeast

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Stokes, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the Southeast

Florida

Putnam County

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

Illinois

White County

Our profile page for Stokes, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 185 miles [297.7 km] to the Northeast

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Kentucky

Russell County

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

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Mississippi

Coahoma County

Our profile page for Stokes, Coahoma County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 135 miles [217.3 km] to the South

Madison County

Our profile page for Stokes, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the South

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New York

Oneida County

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

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North Carolina

Caswell County

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

Pitt County

Our profile page for Stokes, Pitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 763 miles [1,227.9 km] to the East

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Stokes, Wilkes County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the East

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Ohio

Warren County

Our profile page for Stokes, Warren County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Oregon

Umatilla County

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

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South Carolina

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Stokes, Berkeley County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the East Southeast

Clarendon County

Our profile page for Stokes, Clarendon County   [Map]
Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the East Southeast

Colleton County

Our profile page for Stokes, Colleton County   [Map]
Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the East Southeast

Hampton County

Our profile page for Stokes, Hampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Tennessee

Dyer County

Our profile page for Stokes, Dyer County   [Map]
Distance: About 99 miles [159.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Virginia

Goochland County

Our profile page for Stokes, Goochland County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the East

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Wisconsin

Door County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Stokes ...

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.

Biggers   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East of Stokes   [Map]
Biggers Ferry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Brakebill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Cedar Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Gravesville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Mock (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Palestine   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pocahontas   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Running Lake (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Stoney Point   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Supply   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Randolph County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stokes. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3559, Longitude: -90.9343     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stokes 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 Stokes 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 316.435 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.866 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.475 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 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 Stokes 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 Stokes, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Stokes.



 
 
 

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