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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Turkey 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 Turkey 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 to:

  • Yellville [Map], which is the Seat of Marion County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 107 miles [172.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Turkey 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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 878 miles [1,413 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 50 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,653 miles [10,707 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 7,387 miles [11,888.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,266 miles [8,474.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Turkey ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Turkey.

While the name Turkey is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Breathitt County

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


Wayne County

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

New Jersey

Monmouth County

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

North Carolina

Sampson County

Our profile page for Turkey, Sampson County   [Map]
Distance: About 822 miles [1,322.9 km] to the East

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Highland County

Our profile page for Turkey, Highland County   [Map]
Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Clarion County

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

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Hall County

Our profile page for Turkey, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the West Southwest

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West Virginia

Wyoming County

Our profile page for Turkey, Wyoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Turkey ...

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.

George's Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the North of Turkey   [Map]
Kingdom Springs (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Monarch   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pleasant Ridge   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Ralph   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Snow   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Stone (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Yellville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Zinc   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turkey. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2445, Longitude: -92.7638     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Turkey 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 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 317.621 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.224 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.328 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 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 Turkey 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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