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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, 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 Sunshine 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 Sunshine once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Sunshine to:

  • Nashville [Map], which is the Seat of Howard County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Sunshine to Nashville, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 111 miles [178.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 998 miles [1,606.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 57 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,814 miles [10,966.1 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 7,544 miles [12,140.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,422 miles [8,725.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

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

Ashley County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Ashley County   [Map]
Distance: About 154 miles [247.8 km] to the East Southeast

Garland County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Garland County   [Map]
Distance: About 53 miles [85.3 km] to the Northeast


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Alabama

Hale County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Hale County   [Map]
Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the East Southeast

Alaska

Our profile page for Sunshine   [Map]
Distance: About 3,085 miles [4,964.8 km] to the North Northwest

Arizona

Coconino County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Coconino County   [Map]
Distance: About 969 miles [1,559.5 km] to the West

British Columbia

Our profile page for Sunshine   [Map]
Distance: About 1,809 miles [2,911.3 km] to the Northwest

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Colorado

Boulder County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Boulder County   [Map]
Distance: About 750 miles [1,207 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 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the East

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Iowa

Appanoose County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Appanoose County   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 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 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the East Northeast

Harlan County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Harlan County   [Map]
Distance: About 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Louisiana

Iberville Parish

Our profile page for Sunshine, Iberville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the South Southeast

Terrebonne Parish

Our profile page for Sunshine, Terrebonne Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the South Southeast

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Maine

Hancock County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,523 miles [2,451 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,003 miles [1,614.2 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 804 miles [1,293.9 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 681 miles [1,096 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the East

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Ohio

Adams County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the East Northeast

Brown County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Brown County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Sunshine   [Map]
Distance: About 955 miles [1,536.9 km] to the Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,086 miles [1,747.7 km] to the East Northeast

Fayette County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 873 miles [1,405 km] to the East 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 589 miles [947.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

El Paso County

Our profile page for Sunshine, El Paso County   [Map]
Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the West

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 282 miles [453.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,084 miles [1,744.5 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 1,488 miles [2,394.7 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 1,056 miles [1,699.5 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.

Bethany   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North of Sunshine   [Map]
Center Point   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Chapel Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Euclid   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Flowers Mill Crossing   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Green Plains   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Martha (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Muddy Fork   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rosedale (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Temperanceville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 Sunshine, 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 '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 drawn 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: 34.0312, Longitude: -94.0132     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunshine 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 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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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.244 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.66 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.255 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 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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