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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Underwood once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Underwood to:

  • Batesville [Map], which is the Seat of Independence County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Underwood to Batesville, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 85 miles [136.8 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 47 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,629 miles [10,668.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,358 miles [11,841.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,235 miles [8,424.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Underwood ...

We have found 20 communities that share the name Underwood.

While the name Underwood is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 20 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Alabama

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Underwood, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 214 miles [344.4 km] to the East Southeast

Shelby County

Our profile page for Underwood, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the East Southeast

Georgia

Baldwin County

Our profile page for Underwood, Baldwin County   [Map]
Distance: About 502 miles [807.9 km] to the East Southeast

Indiana

Clark County

Our profile page for Underwood, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the Northeast

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Iowa

Pottawattamie County

Our profile page for Underwood, Pottawattamie County   [Map]
Distance: About 457 miles [735.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Doniphan County

Our profile page for Underwood, Doniphan County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Doniphan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Greeley County

Our profile page for Underwood, Greeley County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Greeley County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maryland

Saint Mary's County

Our profile page for Underwood, Saint Mary's County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 828 miles [1,332.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Alger County

Our profile page for Underwood, Alger County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Alger County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ingham County

Our profile page for Underwood, Ingham County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Ingham County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Minnesota

Otter Tail County

Our profile page for Underwood, Otter Tail County   [Map]
Distance: About 768 miles [1,236 km] to the North Northwest

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Nebraska

Hall County

Our profile page for Underwood, Hall County
This community is historic.
Although located in Hall County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Essex County

Our profile page for Underwood, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,099 miles [1,768.7 km] to the Northeast

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North Dakota

McLean County

Our profile page for Underwood, McLean County   [Map]
Distance: About 954 miles [1,535.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Underwood
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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South Dakota

Pennington County

Our profile page for Underwood, Pennington County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Pennington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Tennessee

Macon County

Our profile page for Underwood, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the East Northeast

Sevier County

Our profile page for Underwood, Sevier County   [Map]
Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the East

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Texas

Hale County

Our profile page for Underwood, Hale County   [Map]
Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the West

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Washington

Skamania County

Our profile page for Underwood, Skamania County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,710 miles [2,752 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Underwood ...

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.

Airport Village   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East of Underwood   [Map]
Charlotte   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Cord   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Crossroads   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Departe (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Elmo   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Island Town   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Macks   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Maple Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Nuckles   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Olyphant   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Sulphur Rock   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Tuckerman   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Walnut Grove   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Underwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Underwood. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Underwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Underwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6801, Longitude: -91.3835     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Underwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Underwood to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.68 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.058 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.807 degrees.

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<8>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 Underwood 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Underwood.



 
 
 

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