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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Fayetteville [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 130 miles [209.2 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Strain 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 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 952 miles [1,532.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 54 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,713 miles [10,803.5 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 7,450 miles [11,989.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,330 miles [8,577.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Strain ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Strain.

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


Communities Outside of Arkansas

Georgia

Liberty County

Our profile page for Strain, Liberty County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the East Southeast

Missouri

Franklin County

Our profile page for Strain, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 218 miles [350.8 km] to the Northeast

Texas

Hardin County

Our profile page for Strain, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the South

Curious and Interesting Names Near Strain ...

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.

Barbara (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest of Strain   [Map]
Beau-O-Rama   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Black Oak   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Cannon Creek   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Carter (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Cross Roads   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Greenland   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Gulley   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Harris   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Hicks   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sulphur City   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

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The Communities of Arkansas

About Washington County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.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 'point-to-point' distance from Strain. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Strain) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Strain. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0134, Longitude: -94.0660     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Strain 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 Strain 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 318.463 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.173 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.968 degrees.

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<7>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 Strain, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Strain.



 
 
 

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