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Sulphur Spring, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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

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

  • Jasper [Map], which is the Seat of Newton County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sulphur Spring to Jasper, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 103 miles [165.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 897 miles [1,443.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,671 miles [10,735.9 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 7,406 miles [11,918.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,285 miles [8,505.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Sulphur Spring ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Sulphur Spring.

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

Communities Outside of Arkansas


Talladega County

Our profile page for Sulphur Spring, Talladega County   [Map]
Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the East Southeast


Rush County

Our profile page for Sulphur Spring, Rush County   [Map]
Distance: About 482 miles [775.7 km] to the East Northeast


Tazewell County

Our profile page for Sulphur Spring, Tazewell County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the East

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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 Sulphur Spring, 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' distance from Sulphur Spring. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sulphur Spring) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sulphur Spring. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1079, Longitude: -93.0713     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sulphur Spring 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 Sulphur Spring 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 317.813 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 314.429 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 312.493 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sulphur Spring.