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Thomasville, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Marianna [Map], which is the Seat of Lee County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Thomasville to Marianna, 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 80 miles [128.7 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 818 miles [1,316.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 47 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,658 miles [10,715 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 7,383 miles [11,881.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,259 miles [8,463.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Thomasville ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Thomasville.

While the name Thomasville is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Clarke County

Our profile page for Thomasville, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the Southeast


Pitkin County

Our profile page for Thomasville, Pitkin County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 923 miles [1,485.4 km] to the West Northwest


Fulton County

Our profile page for Thomasville, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the East

Thomas County

Our profile page for Thomasville, Thomas County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Montgomery County

Our profile page for Thomasville, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the North

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Clayton County

Our profile page for Thomasville, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the North

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Cowley County

Our profile page for Thomasville, Cowley County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Cowley County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Rankin County

Our profile page for Thomasville, Rankin County   [Map]
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the South Southeast

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Oregon County

Our profile page for Thomasville, Oregon County   [Map]
Distance: About 145 miles [233.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Gallatin County

Our profile page for Thomasville, Gallatin County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,300 miles [2,092.1 km] to the Northwest

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Clinton County

Our profile page for Thomasville, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,136 miles [1,828.2 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Davidson County

Our profile page for Thomasville, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the East

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Thomasville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,486 miles [2,391.5 km] to the East Northeast

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York County

Our profile page for Thomasville, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 850 miles [1,367.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Cheatham County

Our profile page for Thomasville, Cheatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thomasville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7459, Longitude: -90.9340     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thomasville 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 Thomasville 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 316.321 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.517 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.783 degrees.

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<7>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 Thomasville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Thomasville.