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The location of Tucker









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Pine Bluff [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Tucker to Pine Bluff, 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 five to six hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northwest (NW). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 880 miles [1,416.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 50 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,713 miles [10,803.5 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 7,440 miles [11,973.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,316 miles [8,555.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tucker ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Tucker.

While the name Tucker is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 21 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Alabama

Bibb County

Our profile page for Tucker, Bibb County   [Map]

Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the East Southeast.

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Tucker, DeKalb County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 355 miles [571.3 km] to the East.

Marion County

Our profile page for Tucker, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the East.

Arizona

Gila County

Our profile page for Tucker, Gila County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,067 miles [1,717.2 km] to the West.

Georgia

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Tucker, DeKalb County   [Map]

Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the East.

Illinois

Kankakee County

Our profile page for Tucker, Kankakee County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Kankakee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ogle County

Our profile page for Tucker, Ogle County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Ogle County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Tucker, 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.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Tucker   [Map]

Distance: About 1,119 miles [1,800.9 km] to the North Northwest.

Michigan

Iosco County

Our profile page for Tucker, Iosco County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Iosco County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Mississippi

Neshoba County

Our profile page for Tucker, Neshoba County   [Map]

Distance: About 205 miles [329.9 km] to the Southeast.

Missouri

Ripley County

Our profile page for Tucker, Ripley County   [Map]

Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Montana

Ravalli County

Our profile page for Tucker, Ravalli County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,419 miles [2,283.7 km] to the Northwest.

Oklahoma

Le Flore County

Our profile page for Tucker, Le Flore County   [Map]

Distance: About 168 miles [270.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Woodward County

Our profile page for Tucker, Woodward County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Woodward County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Oregon

Polk County

Our profile page for Tucker, Polk County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,803 miles [2,901.6 km] to the Northwest.

Texas

Anderson County

Our profile page for Tucker, Anderson County   [Map]

Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the Southwest.

Utah

Utah County

Our profile page for Tucker, Utah County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,121 miles [1,804.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Virginia

Buckingham County

Our profile page for Tucker, Buckingham County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Buckingham County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Washington

Cowlitz County

Our profile page for Tucker, Cowlitz County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Cowlitz County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

West Virginia

Wirt County

Our profile page for Tucker, Wirt County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Wirt County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tucker ...

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.

College Park (Historic)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest of Tucker   [Map]

Dickey (Historic)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

England   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

English Place   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Gethsemane   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Lake Dick   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Lamb (Historic)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Plain View   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Plum Bayou (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Red Bluff (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Red Bluff Ferry   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Redfield   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Rob Roy   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Samples   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [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 Tucker. 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.

Otis Owen Brannan

Major League Baseball. He was born in Greenbrier (Arkansas) on Monday March 13, 1899 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday June 6, 1967 at an age of 68. He was buried at Springhill Cemetery (Faulkner County, Arkansas) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Tucker

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan<9>

Eldridge Cleaver     (Leroy Eldridge Cleaver)

Activist, Black Panther leader, writer. He was born in Wabbaseka (Arkansas) on Saturday August 31, 1935 and died in Pomona (California) on Friday May 1, 1998 at an age of 62. He was buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Wabbaseka [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Tucker

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eldridge Cleaver

Gail Davis     (Born as Betty Jeanne Grayson)

Actress. She was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Monday October 5, 1925 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday March 15, 1997 at an age of 71. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Tucker

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gail Davis

Ann Gillis     (Born as Alma Mabel Conner)

Actress. She was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Saturday February 12, 1927 and died in Horam (England) [Map] on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 90.

Little Rock [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Tucker

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Gillis

Charles Johnson

Negro League Baseball. He was born in Pine Bluff (Arkansas) on Saturday August 7, 1909 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Saturday June 10, 2006 at an age of 96. He was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Pine Bluff [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Tucker

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Johnson

Carl Sawatski

Major League Baseball. He was born in Shickshinny (Pennsylvania) on Friday November 4, 1927 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Sunday November 24, 1991 at an age of 64. He was buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Tucker

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carl Sawatski

Fay Templeton

Actress. She was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Monday December 25, 1865 and died in San Francisco (California) on Tueday October 3, 1939 at an age of 73. She was buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Tucker

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fay Templeton

Jefferson A. Thomas, Sr.

Civil rights figure. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday September 1, 1942 and died in Columbus (Ohio) on Sunday September 5, 2010 at an age of 68. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Tucker

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jefferson A. Thomas, Sr.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tucker. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffersoncountyark.com/

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tucker. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tucker

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tucker. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4445, Longitude: -91.9546     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tucker 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 Tucker 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 316.949 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.206 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.281 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 Tucker, 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 (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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Tucker 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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<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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