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Upper Nodena, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Upper Nodena 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 Nodena 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 Upper Nodena once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Upper Nodena to:

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 141 miles [226.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Upper Nodena to Little Rock, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,578 miles [10,586.3 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 7,304 miles [11,754.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,179 miles [8,334.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Upper Nodena ...

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.

Black Cat   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South of Upper Nodena   [Map]
Butler   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Cottonwood Corner   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Driver   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Elm Grove (TN)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Gilt Edge (TN)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Golden Lake   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Howards Landing (TN)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Jamestown (TN)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Marie   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Oak Grove (TN)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Pecan Point   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Randolph (TN)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Red Line   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Towering Heights (TN)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [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 Nodena. 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.

Dee Clark     (Born as Delectus Clark)
  Singer. He was born in Blytheville (Arkansas) on Monday November 7, 1938 and died in Smyrna (Georgia) on Friday December 7, 1990 at an age of 52. He was buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Blytheville [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Upper Nodena

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Clark<8>
Isaac Hayes     (Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr.)
  Musician, composer, actor. He was born in Covington (Tennessee) on Thursday August 20, 1942 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday August 10, 2008 at an age of 66.

Covington [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Upper Nodena

Memphis [Map] is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the south of Upper Nodena

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Isaac Hayes
John 'Big John' Tate
  Professional boxer. He was born in Marion (Arkansas) on Saturday January 29, 1955 and died in Knoxville (Tennessee) on Thursday April 9, 1998 at an age of 43. He was buried at Edmondson Cemetery (Crittenden County, Arkansas) [Map].

Marion [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Upper Nodena

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Big John' Tate

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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 Upper Nodena, 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 that begins in Upper Nodena. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Upper Nodena) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Upper Nodena. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6042, Longitude: -89.9809     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Upper Nodena 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 Upper Nodena 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 315.776 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.001 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.201 degrees.

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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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