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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Camden [Map], which is the Seat of Ouachita County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Tates Bluff to Camden, 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 71 miles [114.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). 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 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 948 miles [1,525.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 54 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,783 miles [10,916.2 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 7,510 miles [12,086.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,386 miles [8,667.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tates Bluff ...

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.

Bragg City   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest of Tates Bluff   [Map]
Hebron (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Heine (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Holly Springs   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Kansas   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lester   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Lester Junction   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Red Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Red Springs   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Shakertown   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sparkman   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Trace   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Wise (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [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 Tates Bluff. 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.

William Edward 'Little Willie' John
  Singer, entertainer. He was born in Cullendale (Arkansas) on Monday November 15, 1937 and died in Walla Walla (Washington) on Sunday May 26, 1968 at an age of 30. He was buried at Detroit Memorial Park East (Michigan).

Cullendale [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Tates Bluff

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Edward 'Little Willie' John<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Arkansas

About Ouachita County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tates Bluff. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Tates Bluff. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tates Bluff) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tates Bluff. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7990, Longitude: -92.9010     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tates Bluff 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 Tates Bluff 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 317.499 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.761 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.80 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tates Bluff.



 
 
 

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