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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 145 miles [233.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Turner 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 9 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 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,570 miles [10,573.4 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 7,296 miles [11,741.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,172 miles [8,323.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Turner ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Turner.

Within Arkansas, there is just one other community named Turner. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 40 communities in the United States and Canada - with 40 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Arkansas

Communities outside of Arkansas


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Alabama

Choctaw County

Our profile page for Turner, Choctaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 282 miles [453.8 km] to the South Southeast

Shelby County

Our profile page for Turner, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the Southeast

Talladega County

Our profile page for Turner, Talladega County   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the Southeast

California

San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Turner, San Joaquin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,719 miles [2,766.5 km] to the West Northwest

Sonoma County

Our profile page for Turner, Sonoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,800 miles [2,896.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Turner, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the Southeast

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Idaho

Caribou County

Our profile page for Turner, Caribou County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,249 miles [2,010.1 km] to the West Northwest

Idaho County

Our profile page for Turner, Idaho County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,500 miles [2,414 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

DuPage County

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

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Indiana

Clay County

Our profile page for Turner, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Iowa

Jasper County

Our profile page for Turner, Jasper County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Wyandotte County

Our profile page for Turner, Wyandotte County   [Map]
Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Breathitt County

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

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Maine

Androscoggin County

Our profile page for Turner, Androscoggin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,193 miles [1,919.9 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Turner, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 777 miles [1,250.5 km] to the East Northeast

Talbot County

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

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Michigan

Arenac County

Our profile page for Turner, Arenac County   [Map]
Distance: About 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the North Northeast

Dickinson County

Our profile page for Turner, Dickinson County   [Map]
Distance: About 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Tallahatchie County

Our profile page for Turner, Tallahatchie County   [Map]
Distance: About 129 miles [207.6 km] to the South

Tunica County

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

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Missouri

Greene County

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

New Madrid County

Our profile page for Turner, New Madrid County   [Map]
Distance: About 52 miles [83.7 km] to the North

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Montana

Blaine County

Our profile page for Turner, Blaine County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,291 miles [2,077.7 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Holt County

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

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New Mexico

Roosevelt County

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

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Ohio

Logan County

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

Tuscarawas County

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

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Oklahoma

Love County

Our profile page for Turner, Love County   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Turner   [Map]
Distance: About 818 miles [1,316.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Marion County

Our profile page for Turner, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,824 miles [2,935.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Crawford County

Our profile page for Turner, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the Northeast

Mercer County

Our profile page for Turner, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Aiken County

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

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Texas

Brazoria County

Our profile page for Turner, Brazoria County   [Map]
Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the Southwest

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Virginia

Brunswick County

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

Greensville County

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

Isle of Wight County

Our profile page for Turner, Isle of Wight County   [Map]
Distance: About 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the East

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Washington

Columbia County

Our profile page for Turner, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,607 miles [2,586.2 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Turner, Kanawha County   [Map]
Distance: About 514 miles [827.2 km] to the East Northeast

Lewis County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Turner ...

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.

Big Lake   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West of Turner   [Map]
Dearman   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Dell   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Half Moon   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hightower   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Little River   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lost Cane   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pettyville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Roseland   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Whistleville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [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 Turner. 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.

Dee Clark     (Born as Delectus Clark)
  Singer. He was born in Blytheville (Arkansas) on Monday November 7, 1938 and died in Smyrna (Georgia) on Friday December 7, 1990 at an age of 52. He was buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Blytheville [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Turner

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Clark<9>
 
Isaac Hayes     (Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr.)
  Musician, composer, actor. He was born in Covington (Tennessee) on Thursday August 20, 1942 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday August 10, 2008 at an age of 66.

Covington [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Turner

Memphis [Map] is located 50 miles [80.5 km] to the south of Turner

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Isaac Hayes

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mississippi County: www.mcagov.com/

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8370, Longitude: -90.0618     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Turner 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 Turner 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 315.842 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.109 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.19 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Turner 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 Turner, 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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