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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Lonoke [Map], which is the Seat of Lonoke County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Sunland Estates to Lonoke, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southwest (SW). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 869 miles [1,398.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 50 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,689 miles [10,764.9 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 7,418 miles [11,938.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,295 miles [8,521.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sunland Estates ...

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


Communities Outside of Arkansas

Florida

Seminole County

Our profile page for Sunland Estates, Seminole County   [Map]
Distance: About 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the East Southeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunland Estates ...

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.

Dogwood Meadows   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast of Sunland Estates   [Map]
Evergreen Place   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Greyhawk Addition   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Holland   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Leaning Pines   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Mountain Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rolling Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Whisperwood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Wildwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [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 Sunland Estates. 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.

Otis Owen Brannan
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Greenbrier (Arkansas) on Monday March 13, 1899 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday June 6, 1967 at an age of 68. He was buried at Springhill Cemetery (Faulkner County, Arkansas) [Map].

Greenbrier [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Sunland Estates

Little Rock [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Sunland Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan<7>
 
Ann Gillis     (Born as Alma Mabel Conner)
  Actress. She was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Saturday February 12, 1927 and died in Horam (England) [Map] on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 90.

Little Rock [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Sunland Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Gillis
 
Elihan Pitts     (Elihan Eugene Pitts)
  Professional football. He was born in Mayflower (Arkansas) on Thursday February 3, 1938 and died in Buffalo (New York) on Friday July 10, 1998 at an age of 60.

Mayflower [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Sunland Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elihan Pitts
 
Jefferson A. Thomas, Sr.
  Civil rights figure. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday September 1, 1942 and died in Columbus (Ohio) on Sunday September 5, 2010 at an age of 68. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Sunland Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jefferson A. Thomas, Sr.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sunland Estates. 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' distance from Sunland Estates. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sunland Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunland Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9840, Longitude: -92.0376     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunland Estates 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 Sunland Estates 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 317.048 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.393 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.225 degrees.

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<7>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 Sunland Estates.



 
 
 

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