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(Mississippi County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Three Way 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 Three Way 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 Way to:

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 131 miles [210.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Three Way to Little Rock, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,584 miles [10,595.9 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 7,310 miles [11,764.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,186 miles [8,346.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Three Way ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Three Way.

Within Arkansas, there is just one other community named Three Way. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 4 communities in the United States - with 5 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Arkansas

Communities outside of Arkansas


Communities Outside of Arkansas

Arizona

Greenlee County

Our profile page for Three Way, Greenlee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,097 miles [1,765.5 km] to the West

Tennessee

Gibson County

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

Madison County

Our profile page for Three Way, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 77 miles [123.9 km] to the East

Texas

Erath County

Our profile page for Three Way, Erath County   [Map]
Distance: About 508 miles [817.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Three Way ...

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.

Cottonwood Corner   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North of Three Way   [Map]
Deep Landing   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Floodway   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lost Cane   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Marie   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Red Line   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Rivervale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Vail   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Waco (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Whistleville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [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 Way. 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.

Dee Clark     (Born as Delectus Clark)
  Singer. He was born in Blytheville (Arkansas) on Monday November 7, 1938 and died in Smyrna (Georgia) on Friday December 7, 1990 at an age of 52. He was buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Blytheville [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Three Way

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Clark<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mississippi County: www.mcagov.com/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Three Way. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6990, Longitude: -90.2440     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Three Way 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 Way 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 315.95 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.215 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.298 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Way 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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