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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Augusta [Map], which is the Seat of Woodruff County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Tip to Augusta, 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 68 miles [109.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 819 miles [1,318.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 47 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,647 miles [10,697.3 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 7,373 miles [11,865.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,250 miles [8,449.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tip ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Tip.

While the name Tip is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

Oklahoma

Mayes County

Our profile page for Tip, Mayes County   [Map]
Distance: About 239 miles [384.6 km] to the West Northwest

Tennessee

Anderson County

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tip ...

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.

Beard (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West of Tip   [Map]
Bulltown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Casey   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Fair Oaks   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Four Forks   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Grays   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Gregory   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Hillemann   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hunter   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Pumpkin Bend   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tip. 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 that starts in Tip. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tip) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tip. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1629, Longitude: -91.1673     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tip 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 Tip 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 316.502 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.783 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.808 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 Tip 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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