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Turney, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Turney once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Turney to:

  • Wynne [Map], which is the Seat of Cross County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Turney to Wynne, with an average speed<3> 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 110 miles [177 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 782 miles [1,258.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,611 miles [10,639.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,337 miles [11,807.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,213 miles [8,389.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Turney ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Turney.

While the name Turney is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Arkansas


Clinton County

Our profile page for Turney, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 355 miles [571.3 km] to the North Northwest


Giles County

Our profile page for Turney, Giles County   [Map]
Distance: About 200 miles [321.9 km] to the East


Cherokee County

Our profile page for Turney, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 359 miles [577.8 km] to the Southwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Turney, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Turney. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Turney) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turney. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4273, Longitude: -90.5923     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Turney have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Turney to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.154 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.415 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.505 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Turney.