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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Tyronza Junction 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 Tyronza Junction to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Harrisburg [Map], which is the Seat of Poinsett County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Tyronza Junction to Harrisburg, 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 five to six hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 118 miles [189.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,599 miles [10,620.1 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 7,325 miles [11,788.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,201 miles [8,370.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tyronza Junction ...

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.

Black Oak   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South of Tyronza Junction   [Map]
Dub   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Frys Mill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Joyland   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Marked Tree   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Spear Lake   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Weed   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Yellow Banks   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [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 Tyronza Junction. 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.

John 'Big John' Tate
  Professional boxer. He was born in Marion (Arkansas) on Saturday January 29, 1955 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Thursday April 9, 1998 at an age of 43. He was buried at Edmondson Cemetery (Crittenden County, Arkansas) [Map].

Marion [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Tyronza Junction

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Big John' Tate<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Poinsett County: www.poinsettco.com/

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 Tyronza Junction. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tyronza Junction) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tyronza Junction. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5123, Longitude: -90.3893     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tyronza Junction 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 Tyronza Junction 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 316.03 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.283 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.399 degrees.

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<7>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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