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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Ashdown [Map], which is the Seat of Little River County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Temple to Ashdown, with an average speed<2> 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 127 miles [204.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,011 miles [1,627 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 58 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,836 miles [11,001.5 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 7,565 miles [12,174.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,442 miles [8,758.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Temple ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Temple.

While the name Temple is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Alabama

Pickens County

Our profile page for Temple, Pickens County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Pickens County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Florida

Bradford County

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

Georgia

Carroll County

Our profile page for Temple, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the East

Indiana

Crawford County

Our profile page for Temple, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the Northeast

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Louisiana

Vernon Parish

Our profile page for Temple, Vernon Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 170 miles [273.6 km] to the South Southeast

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Maine

Franklin County

Our profile page for Temple, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,477 miles [2,377 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Clare County

Our profile page for Temple, Clare County   [Map]
Distance: About 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Mississippi

Lauderdale County

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

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Missouri

Vernon County

Our profile page for Temple, Vernon County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the North

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Temple   [Map]
Distance: About 1,637 miles [2,634.5 km] to the Northeast

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New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Temple, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,354 miles [2,179.1 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Colfax County

Our profile page for Temple, Colfax County
This community is historic.
Although located in Colfax County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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North Carolina

Wake County

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

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North Dakota

Williams County

Our profile page for Temple, Williams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,124 miles [1,808.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Ohio

Lake County

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

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Oklahoma

Cotton County

Our profile page for Temple, Cotton County   [Map]
Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Philadelphia County

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

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Texas

Bell County

Our profile page for Temple, Bell County   [Map]
Distance: About 261 miles [420 km] to the Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Temple ...

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.

Clipper   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East of Temple   [Map]
Dave   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gertrude   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Index   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Jacks Isle   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Long   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Pine Prairie   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Red Bluff   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Red Lick (TX)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Stokers Ferry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Thrasher (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [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 Temple. 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.

Bill Clinton     (William Jefferson Clinton)
  42nd President of the US (1993 - 2001). He was born in Hope (Arkansas) on Monday August 19, 1946

Hope [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Temple
 
Eddie Mathews
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Texarkana (Texas) on Tueday October 13, 1931 and died in La Jolla (California) on Sunday February 18, 2001 at an age of 69. He was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California) [Map].

Texarkana [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Temple

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie Mathews<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Temple. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5823, Longitude: -93.9907     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Temple 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 Temple 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 318.183 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.531 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.31 degrees.

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<7>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 Temple 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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<8>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 Temple, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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