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Sylvan Hills, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the Seat of Pulaski County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sylvan Hills to Little Rock, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW). The buggy would take a little over three hours and walking would take four to five hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 883 miles [1,421.1 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 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,704 miles [10,789 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 7,433 miles [11,962.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,309 miles [8,544 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sylvan Hills ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Sylvan Hills.

While the name Sylvan Hills is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Arkansas


Fulton County

Our profile page for Sylvan Hills, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the East


Will County

Our profile page for Sylvan Hills, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 524 miles [843.3 km] to the North Northeast


Grant County

Our profile page for Sylvan Hills, Grant County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Grant County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Blair County

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Distance: About 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the East Northeast

York County

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Distance: About 925 miles [1,488.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Greenville County

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Distance: About 558 miles [898 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 that begins in Sylvan Hills. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sylvan Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sylvan Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8365, Longitude: -92.2313     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sylvan Hills 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 Sylvan Hills 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 317.161 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.504 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.336 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sylvan Hills.