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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Nashville [Map], which is the Seat of Howard County, lies just to the North.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 107 miles [172.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Unity to Little Rock, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 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 6,814 miles [10,966.1 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 7,544 miles [12,140.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,421 miles [8,724.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Unity ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Unity.

Within Arkansas, there are 2 communities which are also named Unity. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 34 communities in the United States and Canada - with 35 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Arkansas

Communities outside of Arkansas


Other Communities Located In Arkansas

Ashley County

Our profile page for Unity, Ashley County   [Map]
Distance: About 124 miles [199.6 km] to the East Southeast

Greene County

Our profile page for Unity, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the Northeast


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Alabama

Coosa County

Our profile page for Unity, Coosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the East

Cullman County

Our profile page for Unity, Cullman County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Cullman County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tuscaloosa County

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

Georgia

Franklin County

Our profile page for Unity, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 601 miles [967.2 km] to the East

Harris County

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

Heard County

Our profile page for Unity, Heard County   [Map]
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the East

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Idaho

Cassia County

Our profile page for Unity, Cassia County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,227 miles [1,974.7 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Alexander County

Our profile page for Unity, Alexander County   [Map]
Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the Northeast

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Kentucky

Boyd County

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

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Maine

Waldo County

Our profile page for Unity, Waldo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,496 miles [2,407.6 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Unity, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 998 miles [1,606.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Unity, Attala County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the East

Lee County

Our profile page for Unity, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 303 miles [487.6 km] to the East

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Missouri

Jackson County

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

Scotland County

Our profile page for Unity, Scotland County   [Map]
Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the North

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Montana

Meagher County

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

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New Hampshire

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Unity, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,326 miles [2,134 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

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

Rowan County

Our profile page for Unity, Rowan County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Adams County

Our profile page for Unity, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the East Northeast

Columbiana County

Our profile page for Unity, Columbiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 871 miles [1,401.7 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Texas County

Our profile page for Unity, Texas County   [Map]
Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Oregon

Baker County

Our profile page for Unity, Baker County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,484 miles [2,388.3 km] to the Northwest

Lane County

Our profile page for Unity, Lane County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,690 miles [2,719.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Unity, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 895 miles [1,440.4 km] to the Northeast

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Unity   [Map]
Distance: About 1,487 miles [2,393.1 km] to the North Northwest

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South Carolina

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Unity, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 751 miles [1,208.6 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Decatur County

Our profile page for Unity, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the East Northeast

Overton County

Our profile page for Unity, Overton County   [Map]
Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the East Northeast

Weakley County

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

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Texas

Lamar County

Our profile page for Unity, Lamar County   [Map]
Distance: About 109 miles [175.4 km] to the West

Wilson County

Our profile page for Unity, Wilson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the Southwest

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Virginia

Southampton County

Our profile page for Unity, Southampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 974 miles [1,567.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Marathon County

Our profile page for Unity, Marathon County   [Map]
Distance: About 778 miles [1,252.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Unity ...

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.

Ball (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast of Unity   [Map]
Center Point   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Chapel Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Columbus   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Cornhill (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Highland   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Maxwell (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mineral Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Okay   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pump Springs (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Temperanceville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Yancy   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [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 Unity. 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.

Bill Clinton     (William Jefferson Clinton)
  42nd President of the US (1993 - 2001). He was born in Hope (Arkansas) on Monday August 19, 1946

Hope [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Unity

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Arkansas

About Howard County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Unity. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Unity) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Unity. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9079, Longitude: -93.8474     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Unity 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 Unity 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 318.123 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.503 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.20 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Unity 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 Unity, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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