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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Pine Bluff [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Sweden to Pine Bluff, 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 five to six hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 48 miles [77.2 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 875 miles [1,408.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 50 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,717 miles [10,810 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 7,442 miles [11,976.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,318 miles [8,558.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sweden ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Sweden.

While the name Sweden is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Pickens County

Our profile page for Sweden, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the East


Aroostook County

Our profile page for Sweden, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,508 miles [2,426.9 km] to the Northeast

Oxford County

Our profile page for Sweden, Oxford County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,307 miles [2,103.4 km] to the Northeast


Douglas County

Our profile page for Sweden, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 190 miles [305.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Ashtabula County

Our profile page for Sweden, Ashtabula County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Ashtabula County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Potter County

Our profile page for Sweden, Potter County   [Map]
Distance: About 916 miles [1,474.2 km] to the Northeast

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Bamberg County

Our profile page for Sweden, Bamberg County   [Map]
Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the East

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Duval County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sweden ...

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.

Cornerstone   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest of Sweden   [Map]
Cottondale   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
English   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Grady   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Greenback Ferry   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Lake Dick   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Moscow   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Noble Lake   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Swan Lake   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sweden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1932, Longitude: -91.7243     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sweden 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 Sweden 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 316.78 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.976 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.224 degrees.

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<7>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 Sweden 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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