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Upper Ferry, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Heber Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Cleburne County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 54 miles [86.9 km] to the South (S). If you could walk a straight line from Upper Ferry to Little Rock, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 861 miles [1,385.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,666 miles [10,727.9 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 7,396 miles [11,902.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,274 miles [8,487.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Upper Ferry ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Upper Ferry.

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

Communities Outside of Arkansas


Wicomico County

Our profile page for Upper Ferry, Wicomico County   [Map]
Distance: About 926 miles [1,490.3 km] to the East Northeast


Benton County

Our profile page for Upper Ferry, Benton County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Benton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Upper Ferry   [Map]
Distance: About 1,878 miles [3,022.3 km] to the Northeast


Butler County

Our profile page for Upper Ferry, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Upper Ferry ...

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.

Brewer   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North of Upper Ferry   [Map]
Chalk (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Crossroads   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hopewell   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Libby (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Lone Pine   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Lower Ferry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Post Oak   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Quitman   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sulphur Springs   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Sunny Slope   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Tumbling Shoals   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Whispering Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [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 Upper Ferry. 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.

Otis Owen Brannan
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Greenbrier (Arkansas) on Monday March 13, 1899 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday June 6, 1967 at an age of 68. He was buried at Springhill Cemetery (Faulkner County, Arkansas) [Map].

Greenbrier [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Upper Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan<8>
John Carter
  Actor. He was born in Center Ridge (Arkansas) on Saturday November 26, 1927 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday May 23, 2015 at an age of 87.

Center Ridge [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Upper Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Carter
Dick Powell
  Actor. He was born in Mountain View (Arkansas) on Monday November 14, 1904 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday January 2, 1963 at an age of 58. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Mountain View [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Upper Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dick Powell

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Upper Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5170, Longitude: -92.1310     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Upper Ferry 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 Upper Ferry 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 317.151 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.584 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.172 degrees.

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<7>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 Upper Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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:

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