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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the Seat of Pulaski County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies just to the Northeast (NE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 898 miles [1,445.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Terrytown to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 51 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,721 miles [10,816.4 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 7,449 miles [11,988 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,326 miles [8,571.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Terrytown ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Terrytown.

While the name Terrytown is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

Alabama

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Terrytown, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the East

Florida

Palm Beach County

Our profile page for Terrytown, Palm Beach County   [Map]
Distance: About 909 miles [1,462.9 km] to the Southeast

Louisiana

Jefferson Parish

Our profile page for Terrytown, Jefferson Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 356 miles [572.9 km] to the South Southeast

Nebraska

Scotts Bluff County

Our profile page for Terrytown, Scotts Bluff County   [Map]
Distance: About 785 miles [1,263.3 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Terrytown, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 999 miles [1,607.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Terrytown ...

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.

Alpine   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Terrytown   [Map]
Cloverdale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Collegeville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Deer Meadow   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Douglas Corner   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Evergreen   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mabelvale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Meadowcliff   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Otter Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Pecan Lake   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ponderosa   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Red Gate   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Rosedale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rusty Pines   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Skylark   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Twin Oaks   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Woodland Ridge   -   5 miles [8 km] 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 Terrytown. 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.

Otis Owen Brannan
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Greenbrier (Arkansas) on Monday March 13, 1899 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday June 6, 1967 at an age of 68. He was buried at Springhill Cemetery (Faulkner County, Arkansas) [Map].

Greenbrier [Map] is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the north of Terrytown

Little Rock [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Terrytown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan<7>
 
Ann Gillis     (Born as Alma Mabel Conner)
  Actress. She was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Saturday February 12, 1927 and died in Horam (England) [Map] on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 90.

Little Rock [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Terrytown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Gillis
 
Elihan Pitts     (Elihan Eugene Pitts)
  Professional football. He was born in Mayflower (Arkansas) on Thursday February 3, 1938 and died in Buffalo (New York) on Friday July 10, 1998 at an age of 60.

Mayflower [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Terrytown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elihan Pitts
 
Jefferson A. Thomas, Sr.
  Civil rights figure. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday September 1, 1942 and died in Columbus (Ohio) on Sunday September 5, 2010 at an age of 68. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Terrytown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jefferson A. Thomas, Sr.

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Communities in Arkansas

About Pulaski County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pulaski County: www.co.pulaski.ar.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Terrytown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6537, Longitude: -92.4274     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Terrytown 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 Terrytown 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 317.272 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.609 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.454 degrees.

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<7>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 Terrytown.



 
 
 

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