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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Stoops once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Stoops to:

  • Clarendon [Map], which is the Seat of Monroe County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Stoops to Clarendon, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 62 miles [99.8 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 828 miles [1,332.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 47 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,665 miles [10,726.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,390 miles [11,893.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,266 miles [8,474.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Stoops ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Stoops.

While the name Stoops is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

Kentucky

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Stoops, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the East Northeast

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Stoops, Allegheny County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Allegheny County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wisconsin

Dunn County

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stoops ...

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.

Blossom   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast of Stoops   [Map]
Eden   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Fargo   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Hopper   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Little Prairie (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Park Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Posey   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Raymond (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Rich   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [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 Stoops. 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.

Oscar Polk
  Actor. He was born in Marianna (Arkansas) on Monday December 25, 1899 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday January 4, 1949 at an age of 49. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Queens County, New York) [Map].

Marianna [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Stoops

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Polk<9>

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Stoops, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Stoops. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stoops) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stoops. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7940, Longitude: -91.1557     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stoops have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Stoops to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.466 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.692 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.87 degrees.

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<8>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 Stoops 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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<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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