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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Three Creeks to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Three Creeks to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • El Dorado [Map], which is the Seat of Union County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Three Creeks to El Dorado, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 118 miles [189.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). 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 968 miles [1,557.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 55 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,817 miles [10,970.9 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 7,541 miles [12,136.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,417 miles [8,717.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Three Creeks ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Three Creeks.

While the name Three Creeks is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

Alberta

Our profile page for Three Creeks   [Map]
Distance: About 1,976 miles [3,180.1 km] to the North Northwest

Missouri

Warren County

Our profile page for Three Creeks, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the North Northeast

Utah

Beaver County

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Three Creeks ...

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.

Cairo   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North of Three Creeks   [Map]
Dodge City   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
El Dorado   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gordon (LA)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Griffin (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Junction City   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lisbon   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Marysville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Randolph (LA)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Scotland   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Spotville   -   11 miles [17.7 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 Three Creeks. 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.

Willie Frazier
  Professional football. He was born in El Dorado (Arkansas) on Friday June 19, 1942 and died in Houston (Texas) on Thursday September 5, 2013 at an age of 71. He was buried at Paradise North Cemtery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

El Dorado [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Three Creeks

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Frazier<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Union County: www.co.union.ar.us/

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 Three Creeks. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Three Creeks) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Three Creeks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0946, Longitude: -92.8538     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Three Creeks 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 Three Creeks 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 317.397 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.55 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.887 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 Three Creeks 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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