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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Twin Groves 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 town such as Twin Groves to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Conway [Map], which is the Seat of Faulkner County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Twin Groves to Conway, with an average speed<2> 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 41 miles [66 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 881 miles [1,417.8 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 6,687 miles [10,761.7 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 7,418 miles [11,938.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,295 miles [8,521.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Twin Groves ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Twin Groves.

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


Communities Outside of Arkansas

Idaho

Fremont County

Our profile page for Twin Groves, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,178 miles [1,895.8 km] to the Northwest

Kansas

Lincoln County

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

Missouri

Jasper County

Our profile page for Twin Groves, Jasper County
Although located in Jasper County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Twin Groves ...

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.

Bono   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest of Twin Groves   [Map]
Cedar Creek   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Damascus   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Friendship   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Gravesville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Guy   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Holly Springs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Martinville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Pinnacle Springs (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Rabbit Ridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Republican   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Soda Valley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [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 Twin Groves. 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.

Otis Owen Brannan
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Greenbrier (Arkansas) on Monday March 13, 1899 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday June 6, 1967 at an age of 68. He was buried at Springhill Cemetery (Faulkner County, Arkansas) [Map].

Greenbrier [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of Twin Groves

Little Rock [Map] is located 41 miles [66 km] to the south of Twin Groves

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan<8>
 
John Carter
  Actor. He was born in Center Ridge (Arkansas) on Saturday November 26, 1927 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday May 23, 2015 at an age of 87.

Center Ridge [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Twin Groves

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Carter
 
Elihan Pitts     (Elihan Eugene Pitts)
  Professional football. He was born in Mayflower (Arkansas) on Thursday February 3, 1938 and died in Buffalo (New York) on Friday July 10, 1998 at an age of 60.

Mayflower [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Twin Groves

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elihan Pitts

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Twin Groves. 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 in Twin Groves. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Twin Groves) 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 Twin Groves. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Twin Groves

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Twin Groves. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3186, Longitude: -92.4251     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Twin Groves 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 Twin Groves 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 317.327 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.761 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.339 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 Twin Groves 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>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Twin Groves.



 
 
 

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