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Tyro, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Tyro to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Tyro to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Star City [Map], which is the Seat of Lincoln County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Tyro to Star City, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 71 miles [114.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,735 miles [10,838.9 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 7,459 miles [12,004.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,334 miles [8,584.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tyro ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Tyro.

While the name Tyro is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Arkansas


Montgomery County

Our profile page for Tyro, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the Northwest


Tate County

Our profile page for Tyro, Tate County   [Map]
Distance: About 126 miles [202.8 km] to the East Northeast

North Carolina

Davidson County

Our profile page for Tyro, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the East Northeast


Nelson County

Our profile page for Tyro, Nelson County   [Map]
Distance: About 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Tyro. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tyro) 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 Tyro. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tyro

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tyro. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8355, Longitude: -91.7186     [Map].

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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 Tyro 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 316.744 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.887 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.282 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tyro.