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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the Seat of Pulaski County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies just to the South Southwest (SSW).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 884 miles [1,422.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Timber Creek to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 51 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,706 miles [10,792.3 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 7,434 miles [11,963.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,311 miles [8,547.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Timber Creek ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Timber Creek.

While the name Timber Creek is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Timber Creek, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 751 miles [1,208.6 km] to the Southeast

Kansas

Riley County

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

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Timber Creek, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 913 miles [1,469.3 km] to the East Northeast

Nebraska

Nance County

Our profile page for Timber Creek, Nance County   [Map]
Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the North Northwest

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New Jersey

Camden County

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

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North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Timber Creek, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Timber Creek ...

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.

Amboy   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West of Timber Creek   [Map]
Booker   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Dixie   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Eureka Garden   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Fairman   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Melanie Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Park Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pecan Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rose City   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Silver Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Tanglewood   -   2 miles [3.2 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 Timber Creek. 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.

Marvin Edward Blaylock
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Monday September 30, 1929 and died in Conway (Arkansas) on Saturday October 23, 1993 at an age of 64. He was buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas) [Map].

Conway [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Timber Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marvin Edward Blaylock<8>
 
Otis Owen Brannan
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Greenbrier (Arkansas) on Monday March 13, 1899 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday June 6, 1967 at an age of 68. He was buried at Springhill Cemetery (Faulkner County, Arkansas) [Map].

Greenbrier [Map] is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the north of Timber Creek

Little Rock [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Timber Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan
 
Ann Gillis     (Born as Alma Mabel Conner)
  Actress. She was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Saturday February 12, 1927 and died in Horam (England) [Map] on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 90.

Little Rock [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Timber Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Gillis
 
Elihan Pitts     (Elihan Eugene Pitts)
  Professional football. He was born in Mayflower (Arkansas) on Thursday February 3, 1938 and died in Buffalo (New York) on Friday July 10, 1998 at an age of 60.

Mayflower [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Timber Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elihan Pitts
 
Carl Sawatski
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Shickshinny (Pennsylvania) on Friday November 4, 1927 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Sunday November 24, 1991 at an age of 64. He was buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Timber Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carl Sawatski
 
Jefferson A. Thomas, Sr.
  Civil rights figure. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday September 1, 1942 and died in Columbus (Ohio) on Sunday September 5, 2010 at an age of 68. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Timber Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jefferson A. Thomas, Sr.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pulaski County: www.co.pulaski.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 starting in Timber Creek. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Timber Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Timber Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7998, Longitude: -92.2279     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Timber Creek 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 Timber Creek 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 317.156 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.494 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.341 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 Timber Creek 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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