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Twin Springs, Arkansas
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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Twin Springs 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 Twin Springs 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 Springs to:

  • Bentonville [Map], which is the Seat of Benton County, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Twin Springs to Bentonville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day 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 162 miles [260.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 975 miles [1,569.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 56 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,722 miles [10,818 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 7,460 miles [12,005.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,342 miles [8,597.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Twin Springs ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Twin Springs.

Within Arkansas, there is just one other community named Twin Springs. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 10 communities in the United States - with 11 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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Boise County

Our profile page for Twin Springs, Boise County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,228 miles [1,976.3 km] to the West Northwest


Dubuque County

Our profile page for Twin Springs, Dubuque County   [Map]
Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the North Northeast

Jackson County

Our profile page for Twin Springs, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 469 miles [754.8 km] to the North Northeast

Winneshiek County

Our profile page for Twin Springs, Winneshiek County   [Map]
Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Linn County

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

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Franklin County

Our profile page for Twin Springs, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 239 miles [384.6 km] to the Northeast

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Nye County

Our profile page for Twin Springs, Nye County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Nye County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Knox County

Our profile page for Twin Springs, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 580 miles [933.4 km] to the East

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Twin Springs, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the East

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Scott County

Our profile page for Twin Springs, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Twin Springs ...

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.

Chambers Spring (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast of Twin Springs   [Map]
Cherokee City   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Dawn Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Dripping Springs (OK)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Flint (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lake Frances   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Lone Elm (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Martin   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Springtown   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Trident   -   6 miles [9.7 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 Springs. 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.

Woodrow Wilson Rawls
  Author. He was born in Scraper (Oklahoma) on Wednesday September 24, 1913 and died in Marshfield (Wisconsin) on Sunday December 16, 1984 at an age of 71.

Scraper [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Twin Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Woodrow Wilson Rawls<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Twin Springs. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Twin Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1826, Longitude: -94.5483     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Twin Springs 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 Springs 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 318.799 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.586 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.164 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 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 Springs 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 Twin Springs, 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:

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