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Sycamore Spring, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Mountain Home [Map], which is the Seat of Baxter County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 108 miles [173.8 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Sycamore Spring to Little Rock, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 850 miles [1,367.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,631 miles [10,671.6 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 7,364 miles [11,851.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,242 miles [8,436.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sycamore Spring ...

While the name Sycamore Spring is unique within Arkansas, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of Arkansas


Grainger County

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Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the East

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sycamore Spring. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2987, Longitude: -92.2490     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sycamore Spring 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 Sycamore Spring 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 317.287 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 313.844 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 312.082 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sycamore Spring.