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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Sturgis 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 Sturgis 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 Sturgis once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Sturgis to:

  • Warren [Map], which is the Seat of Bradley County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Sturgis to Warren, 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 98 miles [157.7 km] to the North (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 924 miles [1,487 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 53 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,777 miles [10,906.5 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 7,501 miles [12,071.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,376 miles [8,651.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Sturgis ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Sturgis.

While the name Sturgis is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Kentucky

Union County

Our profile page for Sturgis, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the Northeast

Michigan

Saint Joseph County

Our profile page for Sturgis, Saint Joseph County   [Map]
Distance: About 690 miles [1,110.4 km] to the North Northeast

Mississippi

Oktibbeha County

Our profile page for Sturgis, Oktibbeha County   [Map]
Distance: About 178 miles [286.5 km] to the East

Oklahoma

Cimarron County

Our profile page for Sturgis, Cimarron County   [Map]
Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Crawford County

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

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Sturgis   [Map]
Distance: About 1,386 miles [2,230.6 km] to the North Northwest

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South Dakota

Meade County

Our profile page for Sturgis, Meade County   [Map]
Distance: About 977 miles [1,572.3 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sturgis ...

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.

Gravelridge   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest of Sturgis   [Map]
Greenville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Hermitage   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Johnsville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Long View Ferry   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Longview   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Longview Crossing   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Mannstown   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pattsville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Pigeon Hill   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Pine Island Landing   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sandtuck (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sturgis. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3212, Longitude: -92.1407     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sturgis 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 Sturgis 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 316.965 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.075 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.547 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 Sturgis 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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