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Sweet Home, Arkansas
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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Perryville [Map], which is the Seat of Perry County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 34 miles [54.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Sweet Home to Little Rock, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 906 miles [1,458.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,715 miles [10,806.7 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 7,445 miles [11,981.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,323 miles [8,566.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sweet Home ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Sweet Home.

Within Arkansas, there is just one other community named Sweet Home. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 11 communities in the United States - with 12 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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Talladega County

Our profile page for Sweet Home, Talladega County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the East Southeast


Jo Daviess County

Our profile page for Sweet Home, Jo Daviess County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the North Northeast


Saint Joseph County

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


Smith County

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

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Assumption Parish

Our profile page for Sweet Home, Assumption Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the South Southeast

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Iredell County

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

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Linn County

Our profile page for Sweet Home, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,705 miles [2,743.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Dickson County

Our profile page for Sweet Home, Dickson County   [Map]
Distance: About 314 miles [505.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Guadalupe County

Our profile page for Sweet Home, Guadalupe County   [Map]
Distance: About 492 miles [791.8 km] to the Southwest

Lavaca County

Our profile page for Sweet Home, Lavaca County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the Southwest

Lee County

Our profile page for Sweet Home, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sweet Home ...

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.

Cherry Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West of Sweet Home   [Map]
Deerwood   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Dixie (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Graytown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Index (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lewisburg (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Orchard (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Ragsdale   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Riverview   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Sandtown (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Stony Point   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Williams Junction   -   9 miles [14.5 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 Sweet Home. 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.

Marvin Edward Blaylock
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Monday September 30, 1929 and died in Conway (Arkansas) on Saturday October 23, 1993 at an age of 64. He was buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas) [Map].

Conway [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Sweet Home

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marvin Edward Blaylock<9>
Otis Owen Brannan
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Greenbrier (Arkansas) on Monday March 13, 1899 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday June 6, 1967 at an age of 68. He was buried at Springhill Cemetery (Faulkner County, Arkansas) [Map].

Greenbrier [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Sweet Home

Little Rock [Map] is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the southeast of Sweet Home

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan
Johnny Carpenter
  Actor. He was born in Dardanelle (Arkansas) on Thursday June 25, 1914 and died in Burbank (California) on Thursday February 27, 2003 at an age of 88. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Dardanelle [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Sweet Home

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Carpenter
John Carter
  Actor. He was born in Center Ridge (Arkansas) on Saturday November 26, 1927 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday May 23, 2015 at an age of 87.

Center Ridge [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Sweet Home

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Carter
Elihan Pitts     (Elihan Eugene Pitts)
  Professional football. He was born in Mayflower (Arkansas) on Thursday February 3, 1938 and died in Buffalo (New York) on Friday July 10, 1998 at an age of 60.

Mayflower [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Sweet Home

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elihan Pitts

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sweet Home. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0218, Longitude: -92.7579     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sweet Home 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 Sweet Home 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 317.518 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.944 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.539 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 Sweet Home, 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 Sweet Home 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:

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