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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Hamburg [Map], which is the Seat of Ashley County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Sunshine to Hamburg, 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 116 miles [186.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 898 miles [1,445.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,760 miles [10,879.2 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 7,481 miles [12,039.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,356 miles [8,619.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sunshine ...

We have found 44 communities that share the name Sunshine.

Within Arkansas, there are 2 communities which are also named Sunshine. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 42 communities in the United States and Canada - with 42 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Arkansas

Communities outside of Arkansas


Other Communities Located In Arkansas

Garland County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Garland County   [Map]
Distance: About 132 miles [212.4 km] to the Northwest

Howard County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Howard County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 154 miles [247.8 km] to the West Northwest


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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 GeorgiaMissouriSouth Carolina 

Alabama

Hale County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Hale County   [Map]
Distance: About 234 miles [376.6 km] to the East

Alaska

Our profile page for Sunshine   [Map]
Distance: About 3,212 miles [5,169.2 km] to the North Northwest

Arizona

Coconino County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Coconino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,120 miles [1,802.5 km] to the West Northwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Sunshine   [Map]
Distance: About 1,952 miles [3,141.4 km] to the Northwest

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Colorado

Boulder County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Boulder County   [Map]
Distance: About 900 miles [1,448.4 km] to the Northwest

Garfield County

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

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Florida

Hillsborough County

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

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Georgia

Hancock County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Hancock County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 497 miles [799.8 km] to the East

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Iowa

Appanoose County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Appanoose County   [Map]
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the North

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Kansas

Ford County

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

Meade County

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

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Kentucky

Greenup County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Greenup County   [Map]
Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the Northeast

Harlan County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Harlan County   [Map]
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Louisiana

Iberville Parish

Our profile page for Sunshine, Iberville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 201 miles [323.5 km] to the South

Terrebonne Parish

Our profile page for Sunshine, Terrebonne Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the South

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Maine

Hancock County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,444 miles [2,323.9 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 905 miles [1,456.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Missouri

Randolph County

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

Ray County

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

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Nebraska

Lincoln County

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

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New Mexico

Luna County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Luna County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the West

Roosevelt County

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

Taos County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Taos County   [Map]
Distance: About 836 miles [1,345.4 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Adams County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 596 miles [959.2 km] to the Northeast

Brown County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Brown County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Sunshine   [Map]
Distance: About 914 miles [1,470.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 994 miles [1,599.7 km] to the Northeast

Fayette County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the Northeast

Luzerne County

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

Wayne County

Our profile page for Sunshine, 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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South Carolina

Newberry County

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

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Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

El Paso County

Our profile page for Sunshine, El Paso County   [Map]
Distance: About 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the West

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the West

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,237 miles [1,990.8 km] to the West Northwest

Tooele County

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

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Washington

Pacific County

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

Whitman County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Whitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,632 miles [2,626.4 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Marion County

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

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Wyoming

Big Horn County

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

Park County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Park County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,198 miles [1,928 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunshine ...

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.

Boeuf   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East of Sunshine   [Map]
Eatman Ferry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Empire   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lloyd   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Mason (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Millers Chapel   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Mount Pleasant   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Post Oak   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Sunshine. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sunshine) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunshine. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1871, Longitude: -91.5296     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunshine 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 Sunshine 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 316.564 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.591 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.308 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 Sunshine, 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Sunshine 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sunshine.



 
 
 

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