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Upper Ferry, Arkansas

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How Far From Upper Ferry to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers 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 56 miles [90.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). 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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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Upper Ferry. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 317.151 degrees.

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

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the 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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