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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 146 miles [235 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Success 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 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 765 miles [1,231.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,565 miles [10,565.3 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 7,295 miles [11,740.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,172 miles [8,323.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Success ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Success.

While the name Success is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Russell County

Our profile page for Success, Russell County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Russell County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Harrison County

Our profile page for Success, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 414 miles [666.3 km] to the South Southeast

Jasper County

Our profile page for Success, Jasper County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the South Southeast


Texas County

Our profile page for Success, Texas County   [Map]
Distance: About 101 miles [162.5 km] to the Northwest

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Seward County

Our profile page for Success, Seward County
This community is historic.
Although located in Seward County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Hampshire

Coos County

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

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Meigs County

Our profile page for Success, Meigs County   [Map]
Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Craig County

Our profile page for Success, Craig County   [Map]
Distance: About 239 miles [384.6 km] to the West

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Our profile page for Success   [Map]
Distance: About 1,294 miles [2,082.5 km] to the Northwest

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South Dakota

Clark County

Our profile page for Success, Clark County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Warren County

Our profile page for Success, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Success ...

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.

Biggers   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest of Success   [Map]
Biggers Ferry   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Corning   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Current View   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Glaze Creek   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Glenn (MO)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Heelstring   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Martinsburg (MO) (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Supply   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Torch (MO)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Twin Oaks   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Success. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4545, Longitude: -90.7231     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Success 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 Success 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 316.305 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.728 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.36 degrees.

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<7>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 Success 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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<8>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 Success, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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