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Topaz, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Marion [Map], which is the Seat of Crittenden County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Topaz to Marion, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 115 miles [185.1 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 780 miles [1,255.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,621 miles [10,655.5 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 7,346 miles [11,822.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,221 miles [8,402.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Topaz ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Topaz.

While the name Topaz is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Arkansas


Mono County

Our profile page for Topaz, Mono County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,623 miles [2,612 km] to the West Northwest


Bannock County

Our profile page for Topaz, Bannock County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,275 miles [2,051.9 km] to the West Northwest

Bingham County

Our profile page for Topaz, Bingham County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Bingham County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Ontonagon County

Our profile page for Topaz, Ontonagon County   [Map]
Distance: About 797 miles [1,282.6 km] to the North

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Douglas County

Our profile page for Topaz, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 167 miles [268.8 km] to the Northwest

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Erath County

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

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Millard County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Topaz. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0365, Longitude: -90.3593     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Topaz 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 Topaz 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 315.978 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.158 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.478 degrees.

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<7>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 Topaz, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Topaz.