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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Paragould [Map], which is the Seat of Greene County, lies just to the North.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 133 miles [214 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Tunis 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 8 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 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,582 miles [10,592.7 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 7,310 miles [11,764.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,186 miles [8,346.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tunis ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Tunis.

While the name Tunis is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Georgia

Henry County

Our profile page for Tunis, Henry County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the East Southeast

Maryland

Talbot County

Our profile page for Tunis, Talbot County   [Map]
Distance: About 806 miles [1,297.1 km] to the East Northeast

Michigan

Baraga County

Our profile page for Tunis, Baraga County   [Map]
Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the North

Montana

Chouteau County

Our profile page for Tunis, Chouteau County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,318 miles [2,121.1 km] to the Northwest

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New Mexico

Grant County

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

Luna County

Our profile page for Tunis, Luna County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,024 miles [1,648 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Hertford County

Our profile page for Tunis, Hertford County   [Map]
Distance: About 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the East

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Ontario

Our profile page for Tunis   [Map]
Distance: About 1,015 miles [1,633.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Burleson County

Our profile page for Tunis, Burleson County   [Map]
Distance: About 509 miles [819.2 km] to the Southwest

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Virginia

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Tunis, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Tunis ...

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.

Burnt Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South of Tunis   [Map]
Dixie   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Finch   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Goobertown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Green High   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Lake View   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lester   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Maysville (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pine Knot   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rock Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Greene County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Tunis. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tunis) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tunis. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9662, Longitude: -90.5379     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tunis 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 Tunis 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 316.155 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.489 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.375 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 Tunis, 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 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 Tunis 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tunis.



 
 
 

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