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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

  • Forrest City [Map], which is the Seat of Saint Francis County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 88 miles [141.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Telico to Little Rock, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,640 miles [10,686 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 7,365 miles [11,852.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,241 miles [8,434.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Telico ...

While the name Telico is unique within Arkansas, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

Texas

Ellis County

Our profile page for Telico, Ellis County   [Map]
Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the West Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Telico ...

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.

Colt   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Telico   [Map]
Crow Creek   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Harris   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Meadow Cliff   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Palestine   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pinetree   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Redfern   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Union Hill   -   Less than 2 miles 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 Telico. 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.

Oscar Polk
  Actor. He was born in Marianna (Arkansas) on Monday December 25, 1899 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday January 4, 1949 at an age of 49. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Queens County, New York) [Map].

Marianna [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Telico

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Polk<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Arkansas

About Saint Francis County

About Arkansas

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Telico. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0526, Longitude: -90.8437     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Telico 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 Telico 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 316.287 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.519 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.686 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: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Telico.



 
 
 

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