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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 38 miles [61.2 km] to the West (W). If you could walk a straight line from Tarnceville to Little Rock, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 850 miles [1,367.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full 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 6,679 miles [10,748.8 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 7,406 miles [11,918.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,283 miles [8,502.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tarnceville ...

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.

Crossroad   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest of Tarnceville   [Map]
Erwin   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Fourmile Corner   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Hallsville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Harrys (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hickory Plains   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Peppers Lake   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Spear (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Waterproof   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tarnceville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8476, Longitude: -91.6035     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tarnceville 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 Tarnceville 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 316.758 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.037 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.057 degrees.

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