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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 31 miles [49.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Thurman to Little Rock, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two 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 856 miles [1,377.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,680 miles [10,750.4 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 7,407 miles [11,920.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,284 miles [8,503.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Thurman ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Thurman.

Within Arkansas, there is just one other community named Thurman. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 15 communities in the United States - with 16 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

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Colorado

Arapahoe County

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Thurman, Washington County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Meriwether County

Our profile page for Thurman, Meriwether County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Meriwether County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Indiana

Allen County

Our profile page for Thurman, Allen County   [Map]
Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the Northeast

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Iowa

Fremont County

Our profile page for Thurman, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 457 miles [735.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Chase County

Our profile page for Thurman, Chase County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Chase County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Thurman, Montgomery County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Montgomery County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Missouri

Sainte Genevieve County

Our profile page for Thurman, Sainte Genevieve County
This community is historic.
Although located in Sainte Genevieve County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nebraska

Rock County

Our profile page for Thurman, Rock County
This community is historic.
Although located in Rock County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Warren County

Our profile page for Thurman, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,119 miles [1,800.9 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Craven County

Our profile page for Thurman, Craven County   [Map]
Distance: About 835 miles [1,343.8 km] to the East

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Ohio

Gallia County

Our profile page for Thurman, Gallia County   [Map]
Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Decatur County

Our profile page for Thurman, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 204 miles [328.3 km] to the East

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Texas

Shelby County

Our profile page for Thurman, Shelby County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Shelby County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Wisconsin

Columbia County

Our profile page for Thurman, Columbia County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Columbia County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Thurman ...

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.

Butlerville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West of Thurman   [Map]
Crossroad   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Defiance (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Eagle Park (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Edwards   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Hickory Plains   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Waterproof   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Woodlawn   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Thurman. 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' distance starting from Thurman. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Thurman) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thurman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9795, Longitude: -91.7821     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thurman 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 Thurman 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 316.883 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.201 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.112 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 Thurman 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>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 Thurman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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