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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Marion [Map], which is the Seat of Crittenden County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 121 miles [194.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Sunset to Little Rock, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,606 miles [10,631.3 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 7,330 miles [11,796.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,206 miles [8,378.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sunset ...

We have found 51 communities that share the name Sunset.

Within Arkansas, there is just one other community named Sunset. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 50 communities in the United States and Canada - with 50 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Arkansas

Communities outside of Arkansas


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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 FloridaMarylandOregonWisconsin
 GeorgiaMississippiPennsylvania 
 IdahoMissouriSouth Carolina 

Alabama

Jackson County

Our profile page for Sunset, Jackson County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 234 miles [376.6 km] to the East

Arizona

Graham County

Our profile page for Sunset, Graham County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,159 miles [1,865.2 km] to the West

Navajo County

Our profile page for Sunset, Navajo County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,152 miles [1,854 km] to the West

British Columbia

Our profile page for Sunset   [Map]
Distance: About 1,917 miles [3,085.1 km] to the Northwest

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California

Humboldt County

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

San Francisco County

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

Sutter County

Our profile page for Sunset, Sutter County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,741 miles [2,801.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Boulder County

Our profile page for Sunset, Boulder County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 896 miles [1,442 km] to the West Northwest

Pueblo County

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

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Sunset, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the Southeast

Miami-Dade County

Our profile page for Sunset, Miami-Dade County   [Map]
Distance: About 879 miles [1,414.6 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Colquitt County

Our profile page for Sunset, Colquitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the Southeast

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Idaho

Shoshone County

Our profile page for Sunset, Shoshone County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,566 miles [2,520.2 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Kane County

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

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Kansas

Morton County

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

Republic County

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

Seward County

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

Sumner County

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

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Kentucky

Fleming County

Our profile page for Sunset, Fleming County   [Map]
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Louisiana

Saint Landry Parish

Our profile page for Sunset, Saint Landry Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the South Southwest

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Maine

Hancock County

Our profile page for Sunset, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,293 miles [2,080.9 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Sunset, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

Covington County

Our profile page for Sunset, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the South

Oktibbeha County

Our profile page for Sunset, Oktibbeha County   [Map]
Distance: About 145 miles [233.4 km] to the South Southeast

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Missouri

Polk County

Our profile page for Sunset, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 235 miles [378.2 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Deer Lodge County

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

Missoula County

Our profile page for Sunset, Missoula County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,447 miles [2,328.7 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Clark County

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

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New Mexico

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Sunset, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 857 miles [1,379.2 km] to the West

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New York

Kings County

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

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Oklahoma

Custer County

Our profile page for Sunset, Custer County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the West

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Oregon

Baker County

Our profile page for Sunset, Baker County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,557 miles [2,505.7 km] to the Northwest

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Sunset, Clackamas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,830 miles [2,945.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Butler County

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

Lebanon County

Our profile page for Sunset, Lebanon County   [Map]
Distance: About 830 miles [1,335.8 km] to the East Northeast

Washington County

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

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South Carolina

Pickens County

Our profile page for Sunset, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Carter County

Our profile page for Sunset, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the East

Grainger County

Our profile page for Sunset, Grainger County   [Map]
Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the East Northeast

Pickett County

Our profile page for Sunset, Pickett County   [Map]
Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Knox County

Our profile page for Sunset, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the West

Lubbock County

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

Montague County

Our profile page for Sunset, Montague County   [Map]
Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the West Southwest

Starr County

Our profile page for Sunset, Starr County   [Map]
Distance: About 802 miles [1,290.7 km] to the Southwest

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Sunset, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,248 miles [2,008.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

Skagit County

Our profile page for Sunset, Skagit County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,873 miles [3,014.3 km] to the Northwest

Walla Walla County

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

Whitman County

Our profile page for Sunset, Whitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,626 miles [2,616.8 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Pocahontas County

Our profile page for Sunset, Pocahontas County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Marathon County

Our profile page for Sunset, Marathon County   [Map]
Distance: About 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the North

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunset ...

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.

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 Southeast   [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]

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 Sunset. 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.

Kathy Bates     (Kathleen Doyle Bates)
  Oscar winning actress, director. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday June 28, 1948

Memphis [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Sunset
 
Isaac Hayes     (Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr.)
  Musician, composer, actor. He was born in Covington (Tennessee) on Thursday August 20, 1942 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday August 10, 2008 at an age of 66.

Covington [Map] is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the northeast of Sunset

Memphis [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Sunset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Isaac Hayes<9>
 
Benjamin Lawson Hooks
  Civil rights leader, minister, lawyer. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday January 31, 1925 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Thursday April 15, 2010 at an age of 85. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].

Memphis [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Sunset

Memphis [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Sunset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Benjamin Lawson Hooks
 
Wayne Jackson     (Wayne Lamar Jackson)
  Musician - a member of 'The Memphis Horns'. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday November 24, 1941 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Tueday June 21, 2016 at an age of 74. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].

Memphis [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Sunset

Memphis [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Sunset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wayne Jackson
 
Harold Edward 'Quake' Johnson, Sr.
  Musician - a member of 'The Astors'. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday August 21, 1944 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday May 5, 2003 at an age of 58.

Memphis [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Sunset

Memphis [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Sunset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Edward 'Quake' Johnson, Sr.
 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  Social reformer, activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner. He was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday January 15, 1929 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Thursday April 4, 1968 at an age of 39.

Memphis [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Sunset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
Andrew Love
  Musician - a member of 'The Memphis Horns'. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Friday November 21, 1941 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Thursday April 12, 2012 at an age of 70.

Memphis [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Sunset

Memphis [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Sunset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Love
 
Frank McRae
  Actor, professional football. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday March 18, 1944

Memphis [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Sunset
 
James William 'Jimmy' Moore
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Paris (Tennessee) on Thursday April 24, 1902 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Friday March 7, 1986 at an age of 83.

Memphis [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Sunset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James William 'Jimmy' Moore
 
Charles 'Skip' Pitts
  Musician. He was born in Washington, DC [Map] on Monday April 7, 1947 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Tueday May 1, 2012 at an age of 65.

Memphis [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Sunset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Skip' Pitts
 
John 'Big John' Tate
  Professional boxer. He was born in Marion (Arkansas) on Saturday January 29, 1955 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Thursday April 9, 1998 at an age of 43. He was buried at Edmondson Cemetery (Crittenden County, Arkansas) [Map].

Marion [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the southeast of Sunset

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Big John' Tate

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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: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in 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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<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 Sunset 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 315.893 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.086 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.375 degrees.

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<7>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 Sunset, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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 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 Sunset 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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