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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Towle to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Towle to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Towle once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Towle to:

  • Clarendon [Map], which is the Seat of Monroe County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Towle to Clarendon, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 65 miles [104.6 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 829 miles [1,334.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,669 miles [10,732.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,393 miles [11,897.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,269 miles [8,479.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Towle ...

While the name Towle is unique within Arkansas, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

California

Placer County

Our profile page for Towle, Placer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,660 miles [2,671.5 km] to the West Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Towle ...

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.

Deep Elm   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South of Towle   [Map]
Hicks   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hicksville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Holly Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Little Prairie (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Park Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Pine City   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Ragtown   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Raymond (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Rich   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Stoops (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Turkey Scratch   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [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 Towle. 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.

Oscar Polk
  Actor. He was born in Marianna (Arkansas) on Monday December 25, 1899 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday January 4, 1949 at an age of 49. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Queens County, New York) [Map].

Marianna [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Towle

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Polk<8>

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Towle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Towle. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Towle) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Towle. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6776, Longitude: -91.1043     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Towle have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Towle to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.424 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.628 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.869 degrees.

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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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