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Talley, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Magnolia [Map], which is the Seat of Columbia County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Talley to Magnolia, 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 115 miles [185.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 977 miles [1,572.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 56 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,822 miles [10,978.9 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 7,547 miles [12,145.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,423 miles [8,727.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Talley ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Talley.

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

Communities Outside of Arkansas


Henry County

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

Jackson County

Our profile page for Talley, Jackson County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the East Northeast


Larue County

Our profile page for Talley, Larue County   [Map]
Distance: About 503 miles [809.5 km] to the Northeast

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Oconee County

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

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Marshall County

Our profile page for Talley, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 394 miles [634.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Brewster County

Our profile page for Talley, Brewster County   [Map]
Distance: About 663 miles [1,067 km] to the West Southwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Talley. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Talley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Talley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1624, Longitude: -93.0738     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Talley 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 Talley 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 317.545 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 313.732 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 312.972 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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<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 Talley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Talley.