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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 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 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E). The buggy would take five to six hours and walking would take just over a day.
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tatumville ...

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.

Alpine   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East of Tatumville   [Map]
Bland   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Cold Springs (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Collegeville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Congo   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Ferndale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Grape   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Holly Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Kentucky   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Twin Oaks   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Twin Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [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 Tatumville. 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.

Marvin Edward Blaylock
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Monday September 30, 1929 and died in Conway (Arkansas) on Saturday October 23, 1993 at an age of 64. He was buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas) [Map].

Conway [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Tatumville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marvin Edward Blaylock<8>
Otis Owen Brannan
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Greenbrier (Arkansas) on Monday March 13, 1899 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday June 6, 1967 at an age of 68. He was buried at Springhill Cemetery (Faulkner County, Arkansas) [Map].

Greenbrier [Map] is located 37 miles [59.5 km] to the north of Tatumville

Little Rock [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Tatumville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan
Ann Gillis     (Born as Alma Mabel Conner)
  Actress. She was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Saturday February 12, 1927 and died in Horam (England) [Map] on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 90.

Little Rock [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Tatumville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Gillis
Elihan Pitts     (Elihan Eugene Pitts)
  Professional football. He was born in Mayflower (Arkansas) on Thursday February 3, 1938 and died in Buffalo (New York) on Friday July 10, 1998 at an age of 60.

Mayflower [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Tatumville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elihan Pitts
Carl Sawatski
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Shickshinny (Pennsylvania) on Friday November 4, 1927 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Sunday November 24, 1991 at an age of 64. He was buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Tatumville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carl Sawatski
Jefferson A. Thomas, Sr.
  Civil rights figure. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday September 1, 1942 and died in Columbus (Ohio) on Sunday September 5, 2010 at an age of 68. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Tatumville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jefferson A. Thomas, Sr.

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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 '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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<8>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:

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