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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 134 miles [215.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Vail to Little Rock, with an average speed<2>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 756 miles [1,216.7 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,579 miles [10,587.9 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 7,306 miles [11,757.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,182 miles [8,339.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Vail ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Vail.

While the name Vail is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Arizona

Pima County

Our profile page for Vail, Pima County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,196 miles [1,924.8 km] to the West

California

San Bernardino County

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

Colorado

Eagle County

Our profile page for Vail, Eagle County   [Map]
Distance: About 915 miles [1,472.5 km] to the West Northwest

Iowa

Crawford County

Our profile page for Vail, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 504 miles [811.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Kentucky

Breathitt County

Our profile page for Vail, Breathitt County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Breathitt County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Trimble County

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

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Michigan

Alger County

Our profile page for Vail, Alger County   [Map]
Distance: About 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the North Northeast

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New Jersey

Warren County

Our profile page for Vail, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 897 miles [1,443.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Blair County

Our profile page for Vail, Blair County   [Map]
Distance: About 735 miles [1,182.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Thurston County

Our profile page for Vail, Thurston County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,825 miles [2,937.1 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Vail ...

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 Oak   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West of Vail   [Map]
Brown (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Clearwater   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Cottonwood Corner   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Floodway   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Leachville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Macey   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Manila   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Poplar Ridge   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Waco (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 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 Vail. 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 east of Vail

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Clark<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mississippi County: www.mcagov.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' distance from Vail. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Vail) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vail. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8301, Longitude: -90.2840     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vail 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 Vail 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 315.984 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.272 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.289 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 Vail, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Vail 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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<9>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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