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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Sunshine ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Hot Springs. It is located about 10 miles [16 km] to the east of Sunshine. Hot Springs has a population of 36,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Benton. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the east of Sunshine and has a population of 35,800 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Sunshine and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Alexander   [Map]   3,057   E   46 miles [74 km]
Arkadelphia   [Map]   10,650   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Bryant   [Map]   20,194   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Danville   [Map]   2,420   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Glenwood   [Map]   2,122   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Gurdon   [Map]   2,098   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Haskell   [Map]   4,575   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Malvern   [Map]   10,839   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Murfreesboro   [Map]   1,554   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Nashville   [Map]   4,472   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Ola   [Map]   1,225   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Perryville   [Map]   1,436   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Prescott   [Map]   3,030   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Shannon Hills   [Map]   3,806   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Sheridan   [Map]   4,886   E   46 miles [74 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Alamo   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Alpine   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Bismarck   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Blue Springs   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bonnerdale   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Jessieville   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Lake Hamilton   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Mazarn   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Meyers   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mountain Pine   [Map]   773   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Pearcy   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Piney   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Price   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Rockwell   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Royal   [Map]   ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]

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

Garland County ...

Sunshine is located in Garland County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Garland County: Hot Spring, Montgomery, Perry, Saline & Yell.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunshine ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Sunshine.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Sunshine. 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 Sunshine. 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 Sunshine ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Meml. Fld.(HOT/KHOT)   [Map]   HOT   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Bearce Airport   [Map]   7M3   WNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mount Ida Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Arkadelphia Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Dexter B. Florence Meml. Fld.(ICAO: KM89)   [Map]   M89   SSE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Malvern Muni.   [Map]   M78   ESE   28 miles [45.1 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 Sunshine.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Sunshine. 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
Report  
DirectionDistance
Little Rock National Airport (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]   LIT   ENE   60 miles [96.6 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   ENE   189 miles [304.2 km]
Tulsa Intl. (TUL/KTUL)   [Map]   TUL   NW   190 miles [305.8 km]
Dallas Love Fld. (DAL/KDAL)   [Map]   DAL   WSW   236 miles [379.8 km]
Dallas / Fort Worth Intl. (DFW/KDFW)   [Map]   DFW   WSW   244 miles [392.7 km]
Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.    [Map]   ---   WSW   244 miles [392.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Texarkana Rgnl. (TXK/KTXK)   [Map]   TXK   SSW   82 miles [132 km]
Fort Smith Rgnl. (FSM/KFSM)   [Map]   FSM   NW   87 miles [140 km]
South Arkansas Rgnl.(ELD/KELD)   [Map]   ELD   SSE   89 miles [143.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Meml. Fld.(HOT/KHOT)   [Map]   HOT   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Bearce Airport   [Map]   7M3   WNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mount Ida Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Arkadelphia Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Dexter B. Florence Meml. Fld.(ICAO: KM89)   [Map]   M89   SSE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Malvern Muni.   [Map]   M78   ESE   28 miles [45.1 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.

Little Rock National Airport   (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
        Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dexter B. Florence Meml. Fld.   (ICAO: KM89)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tulsa Intl.   (TUL/KTUL)   [Map]
        Website for Tulsa International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Russellville Rgnl.   (ICAO: KRUE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mena Intermountain Muni.   (ICAO: KMEZ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dallas Love Fld.   (DAL/KDAL)   [Map]
        Website for Dallas Love Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.   (DFW/KDFW)   [Map]
        Website for Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Texarkana Rgnl.   (TXK/KTXK)   [Map]
        Website for Texarkana Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fort Smith Rgnl.   (FSM/KFSM)   [Map]
        Website for Fort Smith Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South Arkansas Rgnl.   (ELD/KELD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Meml. Fld.   (HOT/KHOT)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of Arkansas

About Garland County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Garland County: www.garlandcounty.org/

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



Footnotes ...

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

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Sunshine. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 34.4745, Longitude: -93.2360     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunshine 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 Sunshine), 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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