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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Mountain View [Map], which is the Seat of Stone County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 70 miles [112.7 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Turkey Creek to Little Rock, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take three full days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 859 miles [1,382.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,656 miles [10,711.8 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 7,388 miles [11,889.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,265 miles [8,473.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Turkey Creek ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Turkey Creek.

While the name Turkey Creek is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Turkey Creek, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 795 miles [1,279.4 km] to the Southeast

Indiana

Steuben County

Our profile page for Turkey Creek, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 550 miles [885.1 km] to the Northeast

Kansas

Doniphan County

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

McPherson County

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

Wallace County

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

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Kentucky

Knox County

Our profile page for Turkey Creek, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 km] to the East

Letcher County

Our profile page for Turkey Creek, Letcher County   [Map]
Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the East Northeast

Pike County

Our profile page for Turkey Creek, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Louisiana

Evangeline Parish

Our profile page for Turkey Creek, Evangeline Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the South

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Mississippi

Yalobusha County

Our profile page for Turkey Creek, Yalobusha County   [Map]
Distance: About 193 miles [310.6 km] to the Southeast

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Tennessee

Clay County

Our profile page for Turkey Creek, Clay County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the East

Moore County

Our profile page for Turkey Creek, Moore County   [Map]
Distance: About 334 miles [537.5 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Turkey Creek ...

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.

Brewer   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South of Turkey Creek   [Map]
Everett (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Flag   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Fox   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Kinderhook (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Mountain View   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mozart   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Poe (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rushing   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Settlement (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sunny Slope   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [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 Turkey Creek. 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.

Dick Powell
  Actor. He was born in Mountain View (Arkansas) on Monday November 14, 1904 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday January 2, 1963 at an age of 58. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Mountain View [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Turkey Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dick Powell<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Turkey Creek. 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 that begins in Turkey Creek. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Turkey Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turkey Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7665, Longitude: -92.2099     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Turkey Creek 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 Turkey Creek 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 317.222 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.698 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.162 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 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 Turkey Creek 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 Turkey Creek, 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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