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Introduction ...

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How Far From Twin Oak 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 Twin Oak 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 Twin Oak once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Twin Oak to:

  • Malvern [Map], which is the Seat of Hot Spring County, lies just to the North.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 44 miles [70.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Twin Oak to Little Rock, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 929 miles [1,495.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 53 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,755 miles [10,871.1 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 7,484 miles [12,044.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,360 miles [8,626.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Twin Oak ...

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

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

Communities Outside of Arkansas

North Carolina

Pender County

Our profile page for Twin Oak, Pender County   [Map]
Distance: About 848 miles [1,364.7 km] to the East


Putnam County

Our profile page for Twin Oak, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the East Northeast


Falls County

Our profile page for Twin Oak, Falls County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Falls County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Twin Oak ...

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.

Arthur (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East of Twin Oak   [Map]
Carver   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Central   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Friendship   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Harp   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rockport   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Round Hill   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Social Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Willow   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

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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 Twin Oak, 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 begins in Twin Oak. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Twin Oak) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Twin Oak. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2632, Longitude: -92.8016     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Twin Oak 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 Twin Oak 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 317.479 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.798 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.683 degrees.

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<8>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Oak 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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