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Truth, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Truth 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 Truth 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 Truth once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Truth to:

  • Huntsville [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies just to the West.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 118 miles [189.9 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Truth to Little Rock, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 927 miles [1,491.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 53 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,693 miles [10,771.3 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 7,428 miles [11,954.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,308 miles [8,542.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Truth ...

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

Communities Outside of Arkansas

North Carolina

Chatham County

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

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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 Truth, 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 starting from Truth. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Truth) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Truth. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0937, Longitude: -93.6238     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Truth 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 Truth 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 318.176 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 314.85 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 312.75 degrees.

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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 Truth.