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Thrasher, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Thrasher.

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Around Thrasher ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Texarkana (TX). It is located about 20 miles [32 km] to the southwest of where Thrasher would have been located. Texarkana (TX) has a population of 37,700 people.<1>

The next largest community is Texarkana. It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the southwest of Thrasher and has a population of 30,300 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Thrasher and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Ashdown   [Map]   4,472   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
De Queen   [Map]   6,565   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Glenwood   [Map]   2,141   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Gurdon   [Map]   2,137   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Hope   [Map]   9,892   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Magnolia   [Map]   11,601   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Nashville   [Map]   4,501   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Prescott   [Map]   3,073   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Springhill (LA)   [Map]   5,048   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Atlanta (TX)   [Map]   5,638   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
De Kalb (TX)   [Map]   1,656   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Hooks (TX)   [Map]   2,739   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Nash (TX)   [Map]   3,328   SW   23 miles [37 km]
New Boston (TX)   [Map]   4,686   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Wake Village (TX)   [Map]   5,455   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Columbus   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fulton   [Map]   194   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
McNab   [Map]   66   W   Less than 2 miles
Mineral Springs   [Map]   1,166   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Oakhaven   [Map]   61   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ogden   [Map]   171   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Ozan   [Map]   82   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Paraloma   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Patmos   [Map]   62   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Perrytown   [Map]   263   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Rondo   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Saratoga   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Tollette   [Map]   233   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Washington   [Map]   174   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Yarborough Landing   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]

For more communities neighboring Thrasher, please visit our County-by-County Page for Thrasher.

Hempstead County ...

Thrasher would have been located within present day Hempstead County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hempstead County: Clark, Howard, Lafayette, Little River, Miller, Nevada & Pike.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Thrasher ...

As we travel, we always see a community 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.

Clipper   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South of Thrasher   [Map]
Columbus   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Crossroads   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Dave   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Guernsey   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Okay   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Powers   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Red Bluff   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Stokers Ferry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Wafers Crossing   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Thrasher.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Thrasher. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Thrasher. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Arkansas

    Arkansas Tourism

    Fishing in Arkansas
    Hunting in Arkansas

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Arkansas

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Arkansas

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Arkansas

Airports Near Thrasher ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Thrasher.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Hope Muni.   [Map]   M18   ENE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Texarkana Rgnl. (TXK/KTXK)   [Map]   TXK   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Howard Co. Airport   [Map]   M77   N   23 miles [37 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Thrasher.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Thrasher. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Little Rock National Airport (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]   LIT   NE   116 miles [186.7 km]
Dallas Love Fld. (DAL/KDAL)   [Map]   DAL   WSW   184 miles [296.1 km]
Dallas / Fort Worth Intl. (DFW/KDFW)   [Map]   DFW   WSW   193 miles [310.6 km]
Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.    [Map]   ---   WSW   193 miles [310.6 km]
Tulsa Intl. (TUL/KTUL)   [Map]   TUL   NNW   210 miles [338 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   ENE   238 miles [383 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Texarkana Rgnl. (TXK/KTXK)   [Map]   TXK   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
South Arkansas Rgnl.(ELD/KELD)   [Map]   ELD   ESE   65 miles [104.6 km]
Shreveport Rgnl. (SHV/KSHV)   [Map]   SHV   S   83 miles [133.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Hope Muni.   [Map]   M18   ENE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Howard Co. Airport   [Map]   M77   N   23 miles [37 km]
Gurdon Muni.   [Map]   5M8   ENE   41 miles [66 km]
Sevier Co. Airport(ICAO: KDEQ)   [Map]   DEQ   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Little Rock National Airport   (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
        Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Dallas Love Fld.   (DAL/KDAL)   [Map]
        Website for Dallas Love Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Sevier Co. Airport   (ICAO: KDEQ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.   (DFW/KDFW)   [Map]
        Website for Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Dexter B. Florence Meml. Fld.   (ICAO: KM89)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Harrell Fld.   (ICAO: KCDH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Tulsa Intl.   (TUL/KTUL)   [Map]
        Website for Tulsa International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Texarkana Rgnl.   (TXK/KTXK)   [Map]
        Website for Texarkana Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
South Arkansas Rgnl.   (ELD/KELD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Shreveport Rgnl.   (SHV/KSHV)   [Map]
        Website for Shreveport Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Fort Smith Rgnl.   (FSM/KFSM)   [Map]
        Website for Fort Smith Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Thrasher.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Thrasher. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Thrasher) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thrasher. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6612, Longitude: -93.8141     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thrasher have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Thrasher), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Thrasher.