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Texarkana, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Texarkana to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Texarkana to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 134 miles [215.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Texarkana to Little Rock, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,017 miles [1,636.7 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 6,844 miles [11,014.4 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 7,573 miles [12,187.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,450 miles [8,770.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Texarkana ...

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

Communities Outside of Arkansas


Bowie County

Our profile page for Texarkana, Bowie County   [Map]
Distance: About 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West

Curious and Interesting Names Near Texarkana ...

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.

Gertrude   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast of Texarkana   [Map]
Hartman (TX)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hoot (TX)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Index   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Leary (TX)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Mount Pleasant   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Red Lick (TX)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Red Springs (TX)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Sulphur (TX)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Temple   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Wake Village (TX)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [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 Texarkana. 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Texarkana
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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the west of Texarkana

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie Mathews<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Texarkana. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Texarkana

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Texarkana. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4455, Longitude: -94.0295     [Map].

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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 Texarkana 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 318.194 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.525 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.347 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:

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