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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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:

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the Seat of Pulaski County, lies just to the East.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies just to the East (E).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 899 miles [1,446.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Twin Springs 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 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,719 miles [10,813.2 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 7,448 miles [11,986.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,325 miles [8,569.8 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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Idaho

Boise County

Our profile page for Twin Springs, Boise County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,380 miles [2,220.9 km] to the Northwest

Iowa

Dubuque County

Our profile page for Twin Springs, Dubuque County   [Map]
Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the North

Jackson County

Our profile page for Twin Springs, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 524 miles [843.3 km] to the North Northeast

Winneshiek County

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

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Kansas

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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Missouri

Franklin County

Our profile page for Twin Springs, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the North Northeast

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Nevada

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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Tennessee

Knox County

Our profile page for Twin Springs, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the East Northeast

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Twin Springs, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Virginia

Scott County

Our profile page for Twin Springs, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the East Northeast

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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.

Alpine   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast of Twin Springs   [Map]
Douglas Corner   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Ferndale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hickory Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hickory Ridge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Holly Springs   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Pebble Beach Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pleasant Forest   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pleasant Ridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pleasant View   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rainwood   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rock Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Timber Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Turtle Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [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.

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 34 miles [54.7 km] to the north of Twin Springs

Little Rock [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Twin Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan<9>
 
Ann Gillis     (Born as Alma Mabel Conner)
  Actress. She was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Saturday February 12, 1927 and died in Horam (England) [Map] on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 90.

Little Rock [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Twin Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Gillis
 
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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Twin Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elihan Pitts
 
Jefferson A. Thomas, Sr.
  Civil rights figure. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday September 1, 1942 and died in Columbus (Ohio) on Sunday September 5, 2010 at an age of 68. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Twin Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jefferson A. Thomas, Sr.

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About Pulaski County

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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.

The official website for Pulaski County: www.co.pulaski.ar.us/

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Twin Springs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 34.7376, Longitude: -92.4849     [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 317.317 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.672 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.465 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 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: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Twin Springs.



 
 
 

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