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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Marion [Map], which is the Seat of Crittenden County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Thompson Grove to Marion, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 109 miles [175.4 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 782 miles [1,258.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,625 miles [10,661.9 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 7,349 miles [11,827.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,225 miles [8,408.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Thompson Grove ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Thompson Grove.

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


Communities Outside of Arkansas

Minnesota

Washington County

Our profile page for Thompson Grove, Washington County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Texas

Dallam County

Our profile page for Thompson Grove, Dallam County   [Map]
Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the West Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Thompson Grove ...

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.

Blue Goose (TN) (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast of Thompson Grove   [Map]
Clack (MS)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Commerce Landing (MS)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Democrat   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Glover (MS)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Greasy Corner   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Horseshoe Lake   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hughes   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Kate   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Mallory Spur   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Red Gum Farm   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Topaz   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Wildwood   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [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 Thompson Grove. 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.

Kathy Bates     (Kathleen Doyle Bates)
  Oscar winning actress, director. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday June 28, 1948

Memphis [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Thompson Grove
 
Isaac Hayes     (Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr.)
  Musician, composer, actor. He was born in Covington (Tennessee) on Thursday August 20, 1942 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday August 10, 2008 at an age of 66.

Memphis [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Thompson Grove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Isaac Hayes<8>
 
Benjamin Lawson Hooks
  Civil rights leader, minister, lawyer. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday January 31, 1925 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Thursday April 15, 2010 at an age of 85. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].

Memphis [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Thompson Grove

Memphis [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Thompson Grove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Benjamin Lawson Hooks
 
Wayne Jackson     (Wayne Lamar Jackson)
  Musician - a member of 'The Memphis Horns'. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday November 24, 1941 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Tueday June 21, 2016 at an age of 74. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].

Memphis [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Thompson Grove

Memphis [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Thompson Grove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wayne Jackson
 
Harold Edward 'Quake' Johnson, Sr.
  Musician - a member of 'The Astors'. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday August 21, 1944 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday May 5, 2003 at an age of 58.

Memphis [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Thompson Grove

Memphis [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Thompson Grove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Edward 'Quake' Johnson, Sr.
 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  Social reformer, activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner. He was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday January 15, 1929 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Thursday April 4, 1968 at an age of 39.

Memphis [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Thompson Grove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
Andrew Love
  Musician - a member of 'The Memphis Horns'. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Friday November 21, 1941 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Thursday April 12, 2012 at an age of 70.

Memphis [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Thompson Grove

Memphis [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Thompson Grove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Love
 
Frank McRae
  Actor, professional football. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday March 18, 1944

Memphis [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Thompson Grove
 
James William 'Jimmy' Moore
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Paris (Tennessee) on Thursday April 24, 1902 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Friday March 7, 1986 at an age of 83.

Memphis [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Thompson Grove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James William 'Jimmy' Moore
 
Charles 'Skip' Pitts
  Musician. He was born in Washington, DC [Map] on Monday April 7, 1947 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Tueday May 1, 2012 at an age of 65.

Memphis [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Thompson Grove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Skip' Pitts
 
Oscar Polk
  Actor. He was born in Marianna (Arkansas) on Monday December 25, 1899 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday January 4, 1949 at an age of 49. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Queens County, New York) [Map].

Marianna [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Thompson Grove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Polk
 
John 'Big John' Tate
  Professional boxer. He was born in Marion (Arkansas) on Saturday January 29, 1955 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Thursday April 9, 1998 at an age of 43. He was buried at Edmondson Cemetery (Crittenden County, Arkansas) [Map].

Marion [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Thompson Grove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Big John' Tate

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thompson Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9476, Longitude: -90.3379     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thompson Grove 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 Thompson Grove 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 315.958 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.123 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.486 degrees.

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<7>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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Thompson Grove could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>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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