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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Hampton [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies just to the West.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 83 miles [133.6 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Summerville to Little Rock, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 929 miles [1,495.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 53 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,776 miles [10,904.9 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 7,500 miles [12,070.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • 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).<6>

Communities Also Named Summerville ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Summerville.

While the name Summerville is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 32 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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 IllinoisMissouriOntarioTexas
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Alabama

Mobile County

Our profile page for Summerville, Mobile County   [Map]
Distance: About 315 miles [506.9 km] to the Southeast

California

Siskiyou County

Our profile page for Summerville, Siskiyou County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,755 miles [2,824.4 km] to the West Northwest

Tehama County

Our profile page for Summerville, Tehama County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,675 miles [2,695.7 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Boulder County

Our profile page for Summerville, Boulder County   [Map]
Distance: About 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the Northwest

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Florida

Duval County

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

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Georgia

Chattooga County

Our profile page for Summerville, Chattooga County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the East

Gwinnett County

Our profile page for Summerville, Gwinnett County   [Map]
Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the East

Richmond County

Our profile page for Summerville, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the East

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Illinois

Macoupin County

Our profile page for Summerville, Macoupin County   [Map]
Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Kansas

Leavenworth County

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

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Louisiana

Catahoula Parish

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

La Salle Parish

Our profile page for Summerville, La Salle Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 122 miles [196.3 km] to the South

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Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Summerville, Calvert County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 946 miles [1,522.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Cass County

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

Montcalm County

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

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Mississippi

Noxubee County

Our profile page for Summerville, Noxubee County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 212 miles [341.2 km] to the East

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Missouri

Boone County

Our profile page for Summerville, Boone County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the North

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Summerville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,610 miles [2,591 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Monroe County

Our profile page for Summerville, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,041 miles [1,675.3 km] to the Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Summerville   [Map]
Distance: About 2,238 miles [3,601.7 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Harnett County

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Summerville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,692 miles [2,723 km] to the Northeast

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Ontario

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

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Oregon

Union County

Our profile page for Summerville, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,586 miles [2,552.4 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Summerville, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 891 miles [1,433.9 km] to the Northeast

Susquehanna County

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

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Summerville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,781 miles [2,866.2 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Summerville, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the East

Richland County

Our profile page for Summerville, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Perkins County

Our profile page for Summerville, Perkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 992 miles [1,596.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Gonzales County

Our profile page for Summerville, Gonzales County   [Map]
Distance: About 411 miles [661.4 km] to the Southwest

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Vermont

Caledonia County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Summerville ...

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.

Big Hill   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North of Summerville   [Map]
Cross Roads   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Farmville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Gin (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Gravelridge   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hermitage   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lacy (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lloyd Ford   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Mill Ford   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Summerville. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Willie Frazier
  Professional football. He was born in El Dorado (Arkansas) on Friday June 19, 1942 and died in Houston (Texas) on Thursday September 5, 2013 at an age of 71. He was buried at Paradise North Cemtery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

El Dorado [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Summerville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Frazier<9>
 
William Edward 'Little Willie' John
  Singer, entertainer. He was born in Cullendale (Arkansas) on Monday November 15, 1937 and died in Walla Walla (Washington) on Sunday May 26, 1968 at an age of 30. He was buried at Detroit Memorial Park East (Michigan).

Cullendale [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Summerville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Edward 'Little Willie' John

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Summerville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5204, Longitude: -92.3557     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Summerville 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 Summerville 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 317.121 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.284 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.608 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 Summerville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Summerville 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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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Summerville.



 
 
 

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