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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Heber Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Cleburne County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Sunny Slope to Heber Springs, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 61 miles [98.2 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 859 miles [1,382.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,661 miles [10,719.8 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 7,391 miles [11,894.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,269 miles [8,479.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sunny Slope ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Sunny Slope.

While the name Sunny Slope is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

Kansas

Sumner County

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

Missouri

Jackson County

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

Ontario

Our profile page for Sunny Slope   [Map]
Distance: About 940 miles [1,512.8 km] to the Northeast

Tennessee

Cannon County

Our profile page for Sunny Slope, Cannon County   [Map]
Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the East

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Sunny Slope, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,126 miles [1,812.1 km] to the West Northwest

Weber County

Our profile page for Sunny Slope, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,137 miles [1,829.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunny Slope ...

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.

Brewer   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest of Sunny Slope   [Map]
Chalk (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Everett (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Kinderhook (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lone Pine   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Lower Ferry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Poe (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Post Oak   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Whispering Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [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 Sunny Slope. 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.

John Carter
  Actor. He was born in Center Ridge (Arkansas) on Saturday November 26, 1927 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday May 23, 2015 at an age of 87.

Center Ridge [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Sunny Slope

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Carter<8>
 
Dick Powell
  Actor. He was born in Mountain View (Arkansas) on Monday November 14, 1904 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday January 2, 1963 at an age of 58. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Mountain View [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Sunny Slope

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dick Powell

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunny Slope. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6301, Longitude: -92.1427     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunny Slope 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 Sunny Slope 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 317.168 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.617 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.156 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 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 Sunny Slope 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>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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