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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Russellville [Map], which is the Seat of Pope County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Tag to Russellville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 70 miles [112.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 908 miles [1,461.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,700 miles [10,782.6 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 7,432 miles [11,960.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,311 miles [8,547.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tag ...

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.

Boiling Springs (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast of Tag   [Map]
Bullfrog Valley   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Dover   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Freeman Springs   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Hector   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rock Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Solo   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Treat   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Walnut Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Welcome   -   9 miles [14.5 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 Tag. 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.

Johnny Carpenter
  Actor. He was born in Dardanelle (Arkansas) on Thursday June 25, 1914 and died in Burbank (California) on Thursday February 27, 2003 at an age of 88. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Dardanelle [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Tag

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Carpenter<7>
 
John Carter
  Actor. He was born in Center Ridge (Arkansas) on Saturday November 26, 1927 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday May 23, 2015 at an age of 87.

Center Ridge [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Tag

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Carter

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Arkansas

About Pope County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tag. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5315, Longitude: -93.0416     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tag 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 Tag 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 317.747 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.277 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.58 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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