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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

Iowa

Keokuk County

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

Kansas

Smith County

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

Nebraska

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.

Pennsylvania

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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Virginia

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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Curious and Interesting Names Near Thornburg ...

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.

Cherry Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest of Thornburg   [Map]
Cold Springs (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Crossroads (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Graytown   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Homewood   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Orchard (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Ragsdale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Reform   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Sweet Home   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Williams Junction   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [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 Thornburg. 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.

Otis Owen Brannan
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Greenbrier (Arkansas) on Monday March 13, 1899 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday June 6, 1967 at an age of 68. He was buried at Springhill Cemetery (Faulkner County, Arkansas) [Map].

Greenbrier [Map] is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the northeast of Thornburg

Little Rock [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Thornburg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan<8>
 
Ann Gillis     (Born as Alma Mabel Conner)
  Actress. She was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Saturday February 12, 1927 and died in Horam (England) [Map] on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 90.

Little Rock [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Thornburg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Gillis
 
Elihan Pitts     (Elihan Eugene Pitts)
  Professional football. He was born in Mayflower (Arkansas) on Thursday February 3, 1938 and died in Buffalo (New York) on Friday July 10, 1998 at an age of 60.

Mayflower [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Thornburg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elihan Pitts
 
Jefferson A. Thomas, Sr.
  Civil rights figure. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday September 1, 1942 and died in Columbus (Ohio) on Sunday September 5, 2010 at an age of 68. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Thornburg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jefferson A. Thomas, Sr.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Thornburg. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from 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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<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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Thornburg.



 
 
 

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