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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 & 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 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:

  • Helena [Map], which is the Seat of Phillips County, lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Turner to Helena, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 72 miles [115.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). 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 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 831 miles [1,337.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,675 miles [10,742.4 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 7,399 miles [11,907.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,275 miles [8,489.3 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 229 miles [368.5 km] to the Southeast

Shelby County

Our profile page for Turner, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the East Southeast

Talladega County

Our profile page for Turner, Talladega County   [Map]
Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the East Southeast

California

San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Turner, San Joaquin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,692 miles [2,723 km] to the West Northwest

Sonoma County

Our profile page for Turner, Sonoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,776 miles [2,858.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Turner, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 675 miles [1,086.3 km] to the Southeast

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Idaho

Caribou County

Our profile page for Turner, Caribou County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,250 miles [2,011.7 km] to the West Northwest

Idaho County

Our profile page for Turner, Idaho County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,511 miles [2,431.7 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 406 miles [653.4 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 508 miles [817.5 km] to the North

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Kansas

Wyandotte County

Our profile page for Turner, Wyandotte County   [Map]
Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the North 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 1,292 miles [2,079.3 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Turner, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 865 miles [1,392.1 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 770 miles [1,239.2 km] to the North Northeast

Dickinson County

Our profile page for Turner, Dickinson County   [Map]
Distance: About 821 miles [1,321.3 km] to the North

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Mississippi

Tallahatchie County

Our profile page for Turner, Tallahatchie County   [Map]
Distance: About 54 miles [86.9 km] to the Southeast

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 158 miles [254.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Montana

Blaine County

Our profile page for Turner, Blaine County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,331 miles [2,142 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 361 miles [581 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Turner   [Map]
Distance: About 926 miles [1,490.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Marion County

Our profile page for Turner, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,827 miles [2,940.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Crawford County

Our profile page for Turner, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 750 miles [1,207 km] to the Northeast

Mercer County

Our profile page for Turner, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 751 miles [1,208.6 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 420 miles [675.9 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 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Columbia County

Our profile page for Turner, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,621 miles [2,608.7 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Turner, Kanawha County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 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.

Cowpens (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South of Turner   [Map]
Cross Roads   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Deep Elm   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hicks   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Hicksville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Indian Bay   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Kingtown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Marvell   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pine City   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Ragtown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [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.

Robert Nighthawk     (Born as Robert Lee McCollum)
  Musician. He was born in Helena (Arkansas) on Tueday November 30, 1909 and died in Helena (Arkansas) on Sunday November 5, 1967 at an age of 58. He was buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Phillips County, Arkansas) [Map].

Helena [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Turner

Helena [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Turner

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Nighthawk<9>
 
Oscar Polk
  Actor. He was born in Marianna (Arkansas) on Monday December 25, 1899 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday January 4, 1949 at an age of 49. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Queens County, New York) [Map].

Marianna [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Turner

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar Polk

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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 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 starting 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.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Turner. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Turner

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4762, Longitude: -91.0187     [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 316.354 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.519 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.868 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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