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Sunset, Arkansas
(Crittenden County)

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Sunset.

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Around Sunset ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Memphis (TN). It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the southeast of Sunset. Memphis (TN) has a population of 653,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Jonesboro. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the northwest of Sunset and has a population of 74,900 people.

For comparison, Sunset has a population of 190 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Sunset and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Forrest City   [Map]   14,480   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Marion   [Map]   12,362   S   Less than 2 miles
West Memphis   [Map]   25,284   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hernando (MS)   [Map]   15,631   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Horn Lake (MS)   [Map]   27,042   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Olive Branch (MS)   [Map]   36,699   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Southaven (MS)   [Map]   53,214   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Arlington (TN)   [Map]   11,566   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Bartlett (TN)   [Map]   58,622   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Clopton (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Collierville (TN)   [Map]   49,177   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Germantown (TN)   [Map]   39,056   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lakeland (TN)   [Map]   12,494   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Millington (TN)   [Map]   10,974   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Spring Lake (TN)   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Amanca   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Anthonyville   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Clarkedale   [Map]   353   N   5 miles [8 km]
Crawfordsville   [Map]   454   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Edmondson   [Map]   404   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Gilmore   [Map]   252   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Heafer   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Jennette   [Map]   109   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Jericho   [Map]   113   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Mound City   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Proctor   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Turrell   [Map]   575   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Giles Town (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hunt Village (TN)   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Woodstock (TN)   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]

For more communities neighboring Sunset, please visit our County-by-County Page for Sunset.

Crittenden County ...

Sunset is located in Crittenden County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Crittenden County: Cross, Lee, Mississippi, Poinsett, Saint Francis, DeSoto (MS), Tunica (MS), Shelby (TN) & Tipton (TN). The Mississippi River runs along the eastern border of the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunset ...

As we travel, we always see a community 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.

Booker   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest of Sunset   [Map]
Harvard   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Island Forty (TN)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
James Mill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Marion   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Mound City   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mounds   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Redman Point   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Riceville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Sunset.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Sunset. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sunset. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Arkansas

    Arkansas Tourism

    Fishing in Arkansas
    Hunting in Arkansas

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Arkansas

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Arkansas

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Arkansas

Airports Near Sunset ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Sunset.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
West Memphis Muni.(ICAO: KAWM)   [Map]   AWM   SSW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Gen. DeWitt Spain Airport    [Map]   M01   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Charles W. Baker Airport    [Map]   2M8   ENE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Millington Rgnl. Jetport (ICAO: KNQA)   [Map]   NQA   ENE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Marked Tree Muni.   [Map]   6M8   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Sunset.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Sunset. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Little Rock National Airport (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]   LIT   WSW   119 miles [191.5 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   ENE   207 miles [333.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Tunica Muni. (ICAO: KUTA)   [Map]   UTA   SSW   38 miles [61.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
West Memphis Muni.(ICAO: KAWM)   [Map]   AWM   SSW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Gen. DeWitt Spain Airport    [Map]   M01   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Charles W. Baker Airport    [Map]   2M8   ENE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Millington Rgnl. Jetport (ICAO: KNQA)   [Map]   NQA   ENE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Marked Tree Muni.   [Map]   6M8   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Little Rock National Airport   (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
        Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Olive Branch Airport   (OLV/KOLV)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lambert - St. Louis Intl.   (STL/KSTL)   [Map]
        Website for Lambert - Saint Louis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Tunica Muni.   (ICAO: KUTA)   [Map]
        Website for Tunica Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
West Memphis Muni.   (ICAO: KAWM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Millington Rgnl. Jetport   (ICAO: KNQA)   [Map]
        Website for Millington Regional Jetport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

About Crittenden County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sunset.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Sunset. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sunset) 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 Sunset. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sunset

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunset. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2241, Longitude: -90.2059     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunset have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Sunset), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sunset.