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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 155 miles [249.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Tuckertown to Little Rock, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 738 miles [1,187.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,566 miles [10,567 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 7,292 miles [11,735.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,168 miles [8,317.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tuckertown ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Tuckertown.

While the name Tuckertown is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

Kentucky

Warren County

Our profile page for Tuckertown, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 222 miles [357.3 km] to the East Northeast

North Carolina

Montgomery County

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

Pennsylvania

Fayette County

Our profile page for Tuckertown, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the East Northeast

Rhode Island

Washington County

Our profile page for Tuckertown, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,062 miles [1,709.1 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Tuckertown, Berkeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 588 miles [946.3 km] to the East Southeast

Union County

Our profile page for Tuckertown, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the East

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Texas

Navarro County

Our profile page for Tuckertown, Navarro County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Navarro County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Tuckertown ...

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.

Clear Lake   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast of Tuckertown   [Map]
Cottonwood Corner   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Daniels Point Landing (TN)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Dearman   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Dell   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Golddust (TN)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Half Moon   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hightower   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Little River   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Promised Land   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Roseland   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [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 Tuckertown. 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.

Isaac Hayes     (Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr.)
  Musician, composer, actor. He was born in Covington (Tennessee) on Thursday August 20, 1942 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday August 10, 2008 at an age of 66.

Covington [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Tuckertown

Memphis [Map] is located 48 miles [77.2 km] to the south of Tuckertown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Isaac Hayes<9>

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Mississippi County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mississippi County: www.mcagov.com/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tuckertown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8098, Longitude: -89.9359     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tuckertown 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 Tuckertown 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 315.76 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.011 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.14 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Tuckertown 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 Tuckertown, 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tuckertown.



 
 
 

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