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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Tall Timbers West.

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Tall Timbers West 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 Tall Timbers West to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the Seat of Pulaski County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies just to the East Northeast (ENE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 895 miles [1,440.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Tall Timbers West to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 51 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,717 miles [10,810 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 7,445 miles [11,981.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,322 miles [8,564.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tall Timbers West ...

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.

Alpine   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West of Tall Timbers West   [Map]
Cloverdale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Deer Meadow   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Douglas Corner   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Gum Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Mabelvale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Meadowcliff   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Otter Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pecan Lake   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Ponderosa   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rainwood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Rock Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rosedale   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Rusty Pines   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Skylark   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Terrytown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Timber Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Turtle Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [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 Tall Timbers West. 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.

Marvin Edward Blaylock
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Monday September 30, 1929 and died in Conway (Arkansas) on Saturday October 23, 1993 at an age of 64. He was buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas) [Map].

Conway [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Tall Timbers West

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marvin Edward Blaylock<7>
 
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 36 miles [57.9 km] to the north of Tall Timbers West

Little Rock [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Tall Timbers West

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan
 
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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Tall Timbers West

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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Tall Timbers West

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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Tall Timbers West

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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Tall Timbers West

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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Tall Timbers West

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tall Timbers West. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Pulaski County: www.co.pulaski.ar.us/

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 from Tall Timbers West. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tall Timbers West) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tall Timbers West. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7084, Longitude: -92.3877     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tall Timbers West 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 Tall Timbers West 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 317.251 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.592 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.427 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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