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Sumpter, Arkansas

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

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

  • Warren [Map], which is the Seat of Bradley County, lies just to the North.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 87 miles [140 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Sumpter 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 914 miles [1,470.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,765 miles [10,887.2 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 7,489 miles [12,052.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,365 miles [8,634.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sumpter ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Sumpter.

While the name Sumpter is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.

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White County

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


Wayne County

Our profile page for Sumpter, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the East Northeast


Lincoln Parish

Our profile page for Sumpter, Lincoln Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 69 miles [111 km] to the South Southwest


Wayne County

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

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Kay County

Our profile page for Sumpter, Kay County   [Map]
Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the Northwest

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Baker County

Our profile page for Sumpter, Baker County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,592 miles [2,562.1 km] to the Northwest

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Sullivan County

Our profile page for Sumpter, Sullivan County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Trinity County

Our profile page for Sumpter, Trinity County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the Southwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Sumpter. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sumpter) 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 Sumpter. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sumpter

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sumpter. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4859, Longitude: -92.0499     [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 Sumpter 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 316.923 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 313.048 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 312.482 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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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 Sumpter, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sumpter.