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Thornburg, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Perryville [Map], which is the Seat of Perry County, lies just to the North.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Thornburg to Little Rock, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 911 miles [1,466.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,721 miles [10,816.4 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 7,452 miles [11,992.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,329 miles [8,576.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Thornburg ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Thornburg.

While the name Thornburg is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Arkansas


Keokuk County

Our profile page for Thornburg, Keokuk County   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the North


Smith County

Our profile page for Thornburg, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the Northwest


Frontier County

Our profile page for Thornburg, Frontier County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Frontier County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Allegheny County

Our profile page for Thornburg, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 791 miles [1,273 km] to the East Northeast

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Spotsylvania County

Our profile page for Thornburg, Spotsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 875 miles [1,408.2 km] to the East Northeast

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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 in Thornburg. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Thornburg) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thornburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9343, Longitude: -92.8066     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thornburg 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 Thornburg 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 317.542 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.961 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.575 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 Thornburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Thornburg.