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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Monticello [Map], which is the Seat of Drew County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Tillar to Monticello, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 84 miles [135.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 877 miles [1,411.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 50 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,731 miles [10,832.5 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 7,453 miles [11,994.4 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>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tillar ...

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.

Back Gate   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North of Tillar   [Map]
Catfish Point Landing (MS)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Cominto   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Constance (Historic)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Decker (Historic)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Deep Elm   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Florence   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Gourd   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Jade (Historic)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Littles (Historic)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pea Ridge   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pickens   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Reed   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Reedville   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Tillar. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tillar) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tillar. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tillar

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tillar. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7109, Longitude: -91.4522     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tillar 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 Tillar 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 316.564 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.661 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.188 degrees.

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