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Sydenham, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Sydenham once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Sydenham to:

  • Fayetteville [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies just to the West.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 131 miles [210.8 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Sydenham to Little Rock, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 949 miles [1,527.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 54 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,710 miles [10,798.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,446 miles [11,983.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,327 miles [8,573 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Sydenham ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Sydenham.

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

Communities Outside of Arkansas


Sumter County

Our profile page for Sydenham, Sumter County
This community is historic.
Although located in Sumter County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Our profile page for Sydenham   [Map]
Distance: About 1,081 miles [1,739.7 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Sydenham, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Sydenham. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sydenham) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sydenham. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0551, Longitude: -94.0252     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sydenham have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Sydenham to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 318.44 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 315.151 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 312.942 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sydenham.