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Tupelo, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Newport [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Tupelo to Newport, 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 78 miles [125.5 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 816 miles [1,313.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 47 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,638 miles [10,682.8 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 7,365 miles [11,852.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,242 miles [8,436.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tupelo ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Tupelo.

While the name Tupelo is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Arkansas


Jackson County

Our profile page for Tupelo, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the East


Lee County

Our profile page for Tupelo, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 161 miles [259.1 km] to the East Southeast


Coal County

Our profile page for Tupelo, Coal County   [Map]
Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the West


Navarro County

Our profile page for Tupelo, Navarro County   [Map]
Distance: About 370 miles [595.5 km] to the Southwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Tupelo. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tupelo) 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 Tupelo. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tupelo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tupelo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3910, Longitude: -91.2299     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tupelo 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 Tupelo 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 316.56 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 312.88 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.793 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tupelo.