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Sturkie, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Salem [Map], which is the Seat of Fulton County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 122 miles [196.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Sturkie to Little Rock, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 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 827 miles [1,330.9 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,609 miles [10,636.2 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 7,341 miles [11,814.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,220 miles [8,400.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sturkie ...

While the name Sturkie is unique within Arkansas, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of Arkansas


Chambers County

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Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Sturkie. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sturkie) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sturkie. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sturkie

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sturkie. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4573, Longitude: -91.8748     [Map].

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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 Sturkie 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 317.053 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 313.595 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.881 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sturkie.