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Sweetwater Estates, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Sweetwater Estates 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 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the Southwest (SW). The buggy would take just over 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.

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Hillsborough County

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


Paulding County

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Sweetwater Estates. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sweetwater Estates.