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Towle, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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

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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 71 miles [114.3 km] to the West (W). 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 4 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


Placer County

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

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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 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Towle. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Towle.