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Tatumville, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Tatumville once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Tatumville to:

  • Benton [Map], which is the Seat of Saline County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Tatumville to Benton, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E). The buggy would take nearly four hours and walking would take five to six hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 905 miles [1,456.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,724 miles [10,821.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,453 miles [11,994.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,330 miles [8,577.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Tatumville ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Tatumville.

While the name Tatumville is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Arkansas


Alexander County

Our profile page for Tatumville, Alexander County   [Map]
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the Northeast


Dyer County

Our profile page for Tatumville, Dyer County   [Map]
Distance: About 211 miles [339.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Tatumville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Tatumville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tatumville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tatumville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7118, Longitude: -92.5877     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tatumville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Tatumville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.381 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.744 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.515 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tatumville.