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Tennessee, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Monticello [Map], which is the Seat of Drew County, lies just to the East.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 81 miles [130.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Tennessee to Little Rock, with an average speed<2>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 899 miles [1,446.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 51 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,750 miles [10,863.1 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 7,474 miles [12,028.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,349 miles [8,608.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tennessee ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Tennessee.

While the name Tennessee is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Arkansas


McDonough County

Our profile page for Tennessee, McDonough County   [Map]
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the North


Our profile page for Tennessee   [Map]
Distance: About 1,258 miles [2,024.6 km] to the Northeast


Monroe County

Our profile page for Tennessee, Monroe County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the East Northeast


Shelby County

Our profile page for Tennessee, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the Southwest

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The Communities of Arkansas

About Drew County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tennessee. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Tennessee. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tennessee) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tennessee. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6312, Longitude: -91.8487     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 316.808 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 312.935 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 312.372 degrees.

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tennessee.