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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Searcy [Map], which is the Seat of White County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Sunnydale to Searcy, 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 58 miles [93.3 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 839 miles [1,350.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,653 miles [10,707 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 7,382 miles [11,880.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,259 miles [8,463.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sunnydale ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Sunnydale.

While the name Sunnydale is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Arkansas


Richmond County

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


Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Sunnydale, Sedgwick County   [Map]
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the West Northwest


Ohio County

Our profile page for Sunnydale, Ohio County   [Map]
Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the East Northeast


Douglas County

Our profile page for Sunnydale, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,768 miles [2,845.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Carbon County

Our profile page for Sunnydale, Carbon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,060 miles [1,705.9 km] to the West Northwest

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King County

Our profile page for Sunnydale, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,773 miles [2,853.4 km] to the Northwest

Thurston County

Our profile page for Sunnydale, Thurston County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,788 miles [2,877.5 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunnydale ...

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.

Clay   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest of Sunnydale   [Map]
Clear Water (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Denmark   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Dewey   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hickory Flat   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Little Red   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Mountain Home   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Providence   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Short (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Steprock   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Velvet Ridge   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunnydale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4476, Longitude: -91.6960     [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 Sunnydale 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 316.864 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.241 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.99 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Sunnydale 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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