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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Star City [Map], which is the Seat of Lincoln County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Terry to Star City, 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 51 miles [82.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 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 6,728 miles [10,827.7 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 7,453 miles [11,994.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,329 miles [8,576.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Terry ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Terry.

While the name Terry is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Alabama

Dallas County

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

Georgia

Paulding County

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

Indiana

Perry County

Our profile page for Terry, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 401 miles [645.3 km] to the Northeast

Kansas

Finney County

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

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Louisiana

West Carroll Parish

Our profile page for Terry, West Carroll Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 84 miles [135.2 km] to the South Southeast

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Michigan

Bay County

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

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Mississippi

Hinds County

Our profile page for Terry, Hinds County   [Map]
Distance: About 163 miles [262.3 km] to the South Southeast

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Missouri

Pemiscot County

Our profile page for Terry, Pemiscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 192 miles [309 km] to the Northeast

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Terry, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 284 miles [457.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Montana

Custer County

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

Prairie County

Our profile page for Terry, Prairie County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,123 miles [1,807.3 km] to the Northwest

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Terry, Greenville County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 539 miles [867.4 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Terry, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 952 miles [1,532.1 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Carroll County

Our profile page for Terry, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the Northeast

Maury County

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

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Texas

Orange County

Our profile page for Terry, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the South Southwest

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West Virginia

Raleigh County

Our profile page for Terry, Raleigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Terry ...

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.

Cottondale   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North of Terry   [Map]
Glenlake   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Grady   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Greenback Ferry   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hooker   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Ladd   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Moscow   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Noble Lake   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Silt (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Star City   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Terry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0784, Longitude: -91.8582     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Terry 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 Terry 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 316.855 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.049 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.301 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Terry 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 Terry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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