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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Tunnel to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Tunnel 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 Tunnel once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Tunnel to:

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 142 miles [228.5 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Tunnel to Little Rock, with an average speed<3>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 924 miles [1,487 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 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 6,677 miles [10,745.6 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 7,414 miles [11,931.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,294 miles [8,519.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Tunnel ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Tunnel.

While the name Tunnel is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Alaska

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

British Columbia

Our profile page for Tunnel   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,511 miles [2,431.7 km] to the Northwest

Kentucky

Lawrence County

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

Missouri

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Tunnel, 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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Nevada

Pershing County

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

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New York

Broome County

Our profile page for Tunnel, Broome County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,036 miles [1,667.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Luzerne County

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

Wyoming County

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

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West Virginia

Fayette County

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

Randolph County

Our profile page for Tunnel, 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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Curious and Interesting Names Near Tunnel ...

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.

Beaver   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West of Tunnel   [Map]
Chain-O-Lakes (MO)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Eureka Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Freeman (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Golden (MO)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Grandview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Holiday Island   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Junction (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Pleasant Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Summers Ford   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [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 Tunnel. 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.

Melody Patterson     (Melody Patricia Patterson)
  Actress. She was born in Inglewood (California) on Saturday April 16, 1949 and died in Hollister (Missouri) on Thursday August 20, 2015 at an age of 66.

Hollister [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Tunnel

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Melody Patterson<9>

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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 Tunnel, 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 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Tunnel. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tunnel) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tunnel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4484, Longitude: -93.6874     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tunnel 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 Tunnel 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 angle) to Jerusalem is 318.247 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.978 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.718 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 (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 Tunnel 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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