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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Sheridan [Map], which is the Seat of Grant County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Thiel to Sheridan, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 36 miles [57.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 920 miles [1,480.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 53 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,749 miles [10,861.5 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 7,477 miles [12,033.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,353 miles [8,614.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Thiel ...

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


Communities Outside of Arkansas

Washington

Walla Walla County

Our profile page for Thiel, Walla Walla County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,582 miles [2,546 km] to the Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Thiel ...

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.

Arthur (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the North of Thiel   [Map]
Carthage   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Carver   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Cross Roads   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Deer Creek   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Harp   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Ivy   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Prattsville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Round Hill   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Slabtown   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Summerville Ford   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Tulip   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Twin Oak (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Willow   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thiel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2454, Longitude: -92.6160     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thiel 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 Thiel 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 317.357 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.655 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.604 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Thiel.



 
 
 

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