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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Taylorville 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 Taylorville 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 Taylorville once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Taylorville to:

  • Augusta [Map], which is the Seat of Woodruff County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Taylorville to Augusta, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 74 miles [119.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 814 miles [1,310 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 47 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,639 miles [10,684.4 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 7,366 miles [11,854.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,242 miles [8,436.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Taylorville ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Taylorville.

While the name Taylorville is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Alabama

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the Southeast

California

Marin County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Marin County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,752 miles [2,819.6 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Pueblo County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Pueblo County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Pueblo County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Idaho

Bonneville County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Bonneville County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,243 miles [2,000.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Christian County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Christian County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Indiana

Vigo County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Vigo County   [Map]
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Union Parish

Our profile page for Taylorville, Union Parish
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Union Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maryland

Worcester County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 906 miles [1,458.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Oregon

Clatsop County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Clatsop County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,830 miles [2,945.1 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Indiana County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Indiana County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Indiana County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lackawanna County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Lackawanna County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lackawanna County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Schuylkill County   [Map]
Distance: About 884 miles [1,422.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Fannin County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Fannin County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Fannin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Vermont

Caledonia County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Caledonia County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Caledonia County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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West Virginia

Mingo County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Mingo County   [Map]
Distance: About 524 miles [843.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Taylorville ...

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.

Bulltown   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South of Taylorville   [Map]
Central   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Cow Lake (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Eightmile (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Fair Oaks   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Gourd Neck   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Grays   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hickory Ridge   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Overcup   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pleasant Grove   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pumpkin Bend   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Union   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

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The Communities of Arkansas

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About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Taylorville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2973, Longitude: -91.1376     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Taylorville 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 Taylorville 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 316.493 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.791 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.77 degrees.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Taylorville could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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