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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Lonoke [Map], which is the Seat of Lonoke County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Sweetwater Estates to Lonoke, 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest (SW). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 865 miles [1,392.1 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 34 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 6,686 miles [10,760.1 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 7,414 miles [11,931.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,291 miles [8,515 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sweetwater Estates ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Sweetwater Estates.

While the name Sweetwater Estates is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Sweetwater Estates, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Paulding County

Our profile page for Sweetwater Estates, Paulding County   [Map]
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sweetwater Estates ...

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.

Butlerville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East of Sweetwater Estates   [Map]
Dogwood Meadows   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Evergreen Place   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Greyhawk Addition   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Hidden Oaks   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Holland   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Leaning Pines   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Mountain Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Opal   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Whisperwood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Wildwood   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Woodlawn   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [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 Sweetwater Estates. 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Sweetwater Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marvin Edward Blaylock<7>
 
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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Sweetwater Estates

Little Rock [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Sweetwater Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan
 
Ann Gillis     (Born as Alma Mabel Conner)
  Actress. She was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Saturday February 12, 1927 and died in Horam (England) [Map] on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 90.

Little Rock [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Sweetwater Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Gillis
 
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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Sweetwater Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elihan Pitts
 
Carl Sawatski
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Shickshinny (Pennsylvania) on Friday November 4, 1927 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Sunday November 24, 1991 at an age of 64. He was buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Sweetwater Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carl Sawatski
 
Jefferson A. Thomas, Sr.
  Civil rights figure. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday September 1, 1942 and died in Columbus (Ohio) on Sunday September 5, 2010 at an age of 68. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Sweetwater Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jefferson A. Thomas, Sr.

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Lonoke County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sweetwater Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9881, Longitude: -91.9624     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sweetwater Estates 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 Sweetwater Estates 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 317.00 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.338 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.19 degrees.

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<7>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: findagrave.com.

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