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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Helena [Map], which is the Seat of Phillips County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Trenton to Helena, 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 81 miles [130.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 822 miles [1,322.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 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 6,668 miles [10,731.1 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 7,392 miles [11,896.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,267 miles [8,476.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Trenton ...

We have found 40 communities that share the name Trenton.

While the name Trenton is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 40 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Alabama

Jackson County

Our profile page for Trenton, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the East

California

Sonoma County

Our profile page for Trenton, Sonoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,787 miles [2,875.9 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Alachua County

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

Gilchrist County

Our profile page for Trenton, Gilchrist County   [Map]
Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Dade County

Our profile page for Trenton, Dade County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the East

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Illinois

Clinton County

Our profile page for Trenton, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Indiana

Blackford County

Our profile page for Trenton, Blackford County   [Map]
Distance: About 513 miles [825.6 km] to the Northeast

Randolph County

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

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Iowa

Henry County

Our profile page for Trenton, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the North

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Kansas

Kingman County

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

Labette County

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

Miami County

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

Saline County

Our profile page for Trenton, Saline County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 482 miles [775.7 km] to the Northwest

Shawnee County

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

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Kentucky

Todd County

Our profile page for Trenton, Todd County   [Map]
Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the Northeast

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Louisiana

De Soto Parish

Our profile page for Trenton, De Soto Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 241 miles [387.9 km] to the Southwest

Ouachita Parish

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

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Maine

Hancock County

Our profile page for Trenton, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,374 miles [2,211.2 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Trenton, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Wayne County

Our profile page for Trenton, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Freeborn County

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

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Mississippi

Smith County

Our profile page for Trenton, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the South Southeast

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Missouri

Grundy County

Our profile page for Trenton, Grundy County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Nebraska

Hitchcock County

Our profile page for Trenton, Hitchcock County   [Map]
Distance: About 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Lander County

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

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New Jersey

Mercer County

Our profile page for Trenton, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 966 miles [1,554.6 km] to the East Northeast

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New Mexico

Curry County

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

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New York

Oneida County

Our profile page for Trenton, Oneida County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,033 miles [1,662.5 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Jones County

Our profile page for Trenton, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the East

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North Dakota

Williams County

Our profile page for Trenton, Williams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,150 miles [1,850.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Trenton   [Map]
Distance: About 1,666 miles [2,681.2 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Trenton, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 492 miles [791.8 km] to the Northeast

Jefferson County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Trenton   [Map]
Distance: About 969 miles [1,559.5 km] to the Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Trenton, Schuylkill County   [Map]
Distance: About 916 miles [1,474.2 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Edgefield County

Our profile page for Trenton, Edgefield County   [Map]
Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Gibson County

Our profile page for Trenton, Gibson County   [Map]
Distance: About 148 miles [238.2 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Fannin County

Our profile page for Trenton, Fannin County   [Map]
Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the West

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Utah

Cache County

Our profile page for Trenton, Cache County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,248 miles [2,008.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Pierce County

Our profile page for Trenton, Pierce County   [Map]
Distance: About 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the North

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Trenton ...

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.

Blackfoot   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast of Trenton   [Map]
Hicks   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hicksville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hugo (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Kingtown   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Lakeview   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Maple Corner   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Marvell   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pilgrims Rest   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Poplar Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Walnut Corner   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [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 Trenton. 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.

Robert Nighthawk     (Born as Robert Lee McCollum)
  Musician. He was born in Helena (Arkansas) on Tueday November 30, 1909 and died in Helena (Arkansas) on Sunday November 5, 1967 at an age of 58. He was buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Phillips County, Arkansas) [Map].

Helena [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Trenton

Helena [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Trenton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Nighthawk<9>
 
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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Trenton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Polk
 
Bessie Smith
  Musician. She was born in Chattanooga (Tennessee) on Sunday April 15, 1894 and died in Clarksdale (Mississippi) on Sunday September 26, 1937 at an age of 43. She was buried at Mt. Lawn Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Clarksdale [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Trenton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bessie Smith

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Trenton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4998, Longitude: -90.8654     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Trenton 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 Trenton 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 316.258 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.411 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.798 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 Trenton 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>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 Trenton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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