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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Sunrise once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Sunrise to:

  • Searcy [Map], which is the Seat of White County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Sunrise to Searcy, with an average speed<3> 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 32 miles [51.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 863 miles [1,388.9 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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,679 miles [10,748.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,408 miles [11,922 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,285 miles [8,505.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Sunrise ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Sunrise.

While the name Sunrise is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 41 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Alabama

Talladega County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Talladega County   [Map]
Distance: About 356 miles [572.9 km] to the East Southeast

Alaska

Our profile page for Sunrise   [Map]
Distance: About 3,050 miles [4,908.5 km] to the Northwest

Arizona

Coconino County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Coconino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,069 miles [1,720.4 km] to the West

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,475 miles [2,373.8 km] to the West

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Florida

Broward County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Broward County   [Map]
Distance: About 932 miles [1,499.9 km] to the Southeast

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the Southeast

Sarasota County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Sarasota County   [Map]
Distance: About 783 miles [1,260.1 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Fulton County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

La Salle County

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

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Kentucky

Harrison County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 488 miles [785.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Louisiana

Plaquemines Parish

Our profile page for Sunrise, Plaquemines Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the South Southeast

West Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Sunrise, West Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the South

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Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 883 miles [1,421.1 km] to the East Northeast

Carroll County

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

Frederick County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 843 miles [1,356.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Minnesota

Chisago County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Chisago County   [Map]
Distance: About 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Forrest County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Forrest County   [Map]
Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the South Southeast

Leake County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Leake County   [Map]
Distance: About 220 miles [354.1 km] to the Southeast

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Missouri

Barry County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Barry County   [Map]
Distance: About 161 miles [259.1 km] to the Northwest

Dunklin County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Dunklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 126 miles [202.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Nebraska

Merrick County

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

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North Carolina

Wayne County

Our profile page for Sunrise, 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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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Sunrise   [Map]
Distance: About 1,810 miles [2,912.9 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Oklahoma

Okfuskee County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Okfuskee County   [Map]
Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the West

Okmulgee County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Okmulgee County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the West

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Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 948 miles [1,525.7 km] to the East Northeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 803 miles [1,292.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Grainger County

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

Hickman County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Hickman County   [Map]
Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the East

Knox County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the East

Macon County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

El Paso County

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

Falls County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Falls County   [Map]
Distance: About 388 miles [624.4 km] to the Southwest

Hidalgo County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Hidalgo County   [Map]
Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the South Southwest

San Augustine County

Our profile page for Sunrise, San Augustine County   [Map]
Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the South Southwest

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,144 miles [1,841.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Bath County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Bath County   [Map]
Distance: About 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Pierce County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Pierce County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,729 miles [2,782.6 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Wood County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Wyoming

Platte County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Platte County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 843 miles [1,356.7 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunrise ...

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.

Center Point   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest of Sunrise   [Map]
Floyd   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gravel Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Harmony   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hart   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Hawthicket (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Joy   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Mountain Springs   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Opal   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Romance   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Wildwood   -   10 miles [16.1 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 Sunrise. 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.

Marvin Edward Blaylock
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Monday September 30, 1929 and died in Conway (Arkansas) on Saturday October 23, 1993 at an age of 64. He was buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas) [Map].

Conway [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Sunrise

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marvin Edward Blaylock<9>
 
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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Sunrise

Little Rock [Map] is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the southwest of Sunrise

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan
 
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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Sunrise

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elihan Pitts

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for White County: www.whitecountyar.org/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>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 Sunrise, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Sunrise. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sunrise) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunrise. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1551, Longitude: -91.9974     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunrise have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Sunrise to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.036 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.402 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.176 degrees.

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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 Sunrise 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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