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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Hamburg [Map], which is the Seat of Ashley County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Thebes to Hamburg, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 107 miles [172.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 898 miles [1,445.2 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 6,757 miles [10,874.3 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 7,479 miles [12,036.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,354 miles [8,616.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Thebes ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Thebes.

While the name Thebes is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Arkansas


Alexander County

Our profile page for Thebes, Alexander County   [Map]
Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the North Northeast


Rosebud County

Our profile page for Thebes, Rosebud County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,230 miles [1,979.5 km] to the Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Thebes ...

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.

Hedges Ferry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast of Thebes   [Map]
Jerome   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lloyd   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Mist   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Mount Pleasant   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Post Oak   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Promised Land   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Sunshine   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thebes. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2862, Longitude: -91.5843     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thebes 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 Thebes 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 316.608 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.656 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.315 degrees.

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