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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Arkadelphia [Map], which is the Seat of Clark County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Vaden to Arkadelphia, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 71 miles [114.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 947 miles [1,524 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 54 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,781 miles [10,913 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 7,508 miles [12,083 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,384 miles [8,664.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Vaden ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Vaden.

While the name Vaden is unique within Arkansas, we know of one more community in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of Vaden, we know of another community located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Communities outside of Arkansas

Communities located internationally


Communities Outside of Arkansas

Tennessee

Humphreys County

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


Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Sweden   [Map]

Distance: About 4,873 miles [7,842.3 km] to the North Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Vaden ...

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.

Gravel Junction   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North of Vaden   [Map]
Hebron (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Heine (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Kansas   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Red Hill   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Red Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Shakertown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sparkman   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Trace   -   2 miles [3.2 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 Vaden. 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.

William Edward 'Little Willie' John
  Singer, entertainer. He was born in Cullendale (Arkansas) on Monday November 15, 1937 and died in Walla Walla (Washington) on Sunday May 26, 1968 at an age of 30. He was buried at Detroit Memorial Park East (Michigan).

Cullendale [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Vaden

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Edward 'Little Willie' John<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Clark County: www.clarkcountyarkansas.com/

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' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Vaden. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Vaden) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vaden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8720, Longitude: -92.9371     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vaden 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 Vaden 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 317.529 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.806 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.805 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Vaden 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>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: findagrave.com.

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