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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Melbourne [Map], which is the Seat of Izard County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Sylamore to Melbourne, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 85 miles [136.8 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking 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 6,644 miles [10,692.5 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 7,375 miles [11,868.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,253 miles [8,453.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sylamore ...

Within Arkansas, there is just one other community named Sylamore.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sylamore ...

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.

Fifty-Six   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West of Sylamore   [Map]
Hedges (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Jumbo   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Knob Creek   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lone Star   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mountain View   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Twin Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [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 Sylamore. 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.

Dick Powell
  Actor. He was born in Mountain View (Arkansas) on Monday November 14, 1904 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday January 2, 1963 at an age of 58. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Mountain View [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Sylamore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dick Powell<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sylamore. 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' distance starting from Sylamore. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sylamore) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sylamore. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9415, Longitude: -92.1082     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sylamore 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 Sylamore 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 317.169 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.66 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.084 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sylamore.



 
 
 

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