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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Sylvania to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Sylvania to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Lonoke [Map], which is the Seat of Lonoke County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Sylvania to Lonoke, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest (SW). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 864 miles [1,390.5 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 49 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 5,290 miles [8,513.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sylvania ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Sylvania.

While the name Sylvania is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Alabama

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Sylvania, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the East

Florida

Washington County

Our profile page for Sylvania, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Screven County

Our profile page for Sylvania, Screven County   [Map]
Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the East Southeast

Indiana

Parke County

Our profile page for Sylvania, Parke County   [Map]
Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the Northeast

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Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Sylvania, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 401 miles [645.3 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Gogebic County

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

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Missouri

Dade County

Our profile page for Sylvania, Dade County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 210 miles [338 km] to the North Northwest

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Nevada

Esmeralda County

Our profile page for Sylvania, Esmeralda County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,442 miles [2,320.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Ohio

Lucas County

Our profile page for Sylvania, Lucas County   [Map]
Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Sylvania
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Sylvania, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 939 miles [1,511.2 km] to the Northeast

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Sylvania   [Map]
Distance: About 1,357 miles [2,183.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Tarrant County

Our profile page for Sylvania, Tarrant County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Tarrant County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Wisconsin

Racine County

Our profile page for Sylvania, Racine County   [Map]
Distance: About 574 miles [923.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sylvania ...

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.

Butlerville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Sylvania   [Map]
Dogwood Meadows   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Eagle Park (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Evergreen Place   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hidden Oaks   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Leaning Pines   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Whisperwood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Woodlawn   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [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 Sylvania. 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.

Otis Owen Brannan
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Greenbrier (Arkansas) on Monday March 13, 1899 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday June 6, 1967 at an age of 68. He was buried at Springhill Cemetery (Faulkner County, Arkansas) [Map].

Greenbrier [Map] is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the northwest of Sylvania

Little Rock [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Sylvania

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan<9>
 
Gail Davis     (Born as Betty Jeanne Grayson)
  Actress. She was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Monday October 5, 1925 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday March 15, 1997 at an age of 71. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Sylvania

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gail Davis
 
Ann Gillis     (Born as Alma Mabel Conner)
  Actress. She was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Saturday February 12, 1927 and died in Horam (England) [Map] on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 90.

Little Rock [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Sylvania

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Gillis
 
Elihan Pitts     (Elihan Eugene Pitts)
  Professional football. He was born in Mayflower (Arkansas) on Thursday February 3, 1938 and died in Buffalo (New York) on Friday July 10, 1998 at an age of 60.

Mayflower [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Sylvania

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elihan Pitts
 
Carl Sawatski
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Shickshinny (Pennsylvania) on Friday November 4, 1927 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Sunday November 24, 1991 at an age of 64. He was buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Sylvania

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carl Sawatski
 
Jefferson A. Thomas, Sr.
  Civil rights figure. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday September 1, 1942 and died in Columbus (Ohio) on Sunday September 5, 2010 at an age of 68. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Sylvania

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jefferson A. Thomas, Sr.

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The Communities of Arkansas

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sylvania. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9723, Longitude: -91.9285     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sylvania 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 Sylvania 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 316.977 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.309 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.178 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Sylvania could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>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 Sylvania, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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