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Umpire, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Nashville [Map], which is the Seat of Howard County, lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Umpire to Nashville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days 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 101 miles [162.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 993 miles [1,598.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 57 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,802 miles [10,946.8 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 7,534 miles [12,124.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,412 miles [8,709.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Umpire ...

While the name Umpire is unique within Arkansas, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of Arkansas


Wright County

Our profile page for Umpire, Wright County   [Map]
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Umpire. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2790, Longitude: -94.0508     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Umpire 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 Umpire 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 318.294 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.75 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.235 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Umpire.