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Turtle Creek, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Turtle 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 Turtle 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 Turtle Creek to:

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the Seat of Pulaski County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies just to the Southeast (SE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 894 miles [1,438.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Turtle Creek to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 51 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,715 miles [10,806.7 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 7,443 miles [11,978.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,320 miles [8,561.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Turtle Creek ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Turtle Creek.

While the name Turtle Creek is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

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Maricopa County

Our profile page for Turtle Creek, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,123 miles [1,807.3 km] to the West


Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Turtle Creek, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the Southeast


Houston County

Our profile page for Turtle Creek, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the East Southeast


Grant County

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

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Rankin County

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Distance: About 214 miles [344.4 km] to the Southeast

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New Brunswick

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Distance: About 1,637 miles [2,634.5 km] to the Northeast

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Warren County

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

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Allegheny County

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Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Boone County

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Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turtle Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7640, Longitude: -92.4079     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Turtle 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 Turtle 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 317.269 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.62 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.426 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Turtle Creek.