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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Stop to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Stop 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 Stop once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Stop to:

  • Van Buren [Map], which is the Seat of Crawford County, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Stop to Van Buren, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day 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 139 miles [223.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 976 miles [1,570.7 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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,740 miles [10,847 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 7,476 miles [12,031.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,357 miles [8,621.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Stop ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Stop.

While the name Stop is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

Georgia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Stop, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the East Southeast

Kentucky

Wayne County

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stop ...

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.

Anna (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East of Stop   [Map]
Bell (OK)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Clyde   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Dutch Mills   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Floss   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lee Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Natural Dam   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Rosedale (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Skylight   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [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 Stop. 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.

Marvin Edward Blaylock
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Monday September 30, 1929 and died in Conway (Arkansas) on Saturday October 23, 1993 at an age of 64. He was buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas) [Map].

Fort Smith [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Stop

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marvin Edward Blaylock<9>
 
Ernest Whitman
  Actor. He was born in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Tueday February 21, 1893 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday August 5, 1954 at an age of 61.

Fort Smith [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Stop

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest Whitman

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Crawford County: www.crawford-county.org/

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



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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stop. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7520, Longitude: -94.4113     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stop 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 Stop 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 318.67 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.38 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.17 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 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 Stop 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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