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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Tamo to ...

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

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

  • Pine Bluff [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Tamo to Pine Bluff, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of 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 54 miles [86.9 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 880 miles [1,416.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 50 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,723 miles [10,819.6 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 7,448 miles [11,986.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,323 miles [8,566.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tamo ...

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.

Cottondale   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest of Tamo   [Map]
English   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Grady   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Greenback Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hooker   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Moscow   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Noble Lake   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Silt (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Swan Lake   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sweden   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Terry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffersoncountyark.com/

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' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Tamo. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tamo) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tamo. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tamo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tamo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1104, Longitude: -91.7600     [Map].

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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 Tamo 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 316.795 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.983 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.253 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tamo.



 
 
 

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