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A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Valentine, Arkansas

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the Seat of Pulaski County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Valentine to Little Rock, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). The buggy would take four to five hours and walking would take 6 hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 880 miles [1,416.2 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 35 days and walking would take 50 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,702 miles [10,785.8 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 7,431 miles [11,959 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,307 miles [8,540.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Valentine ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Valentine.

While the name Valentine is unique within Arkansas, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Shelby County

Our profile page for Valentine, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the East Southeast


Mohave County

Our profile page for Valentine, Mohave County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,212 miles [1,950.5 km] to the West


Echols County

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


LaGrange County

Our profile page for Valentine, LaGrange County   [Map]
Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the Northeast

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Lafourche Parish

Our profile page for Valentine, Lafourche Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the South Southeast

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Fergus County

Our profile page for Valentine, Fergus County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,203 miles [1,936 km] to the Northwest

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Cherry County

Our profile page for Valentine, Cherry County   [Map]
Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the Northwest

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New Jersey

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Valentine, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,049 miles [1,688.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Shelby County

Our profile page for Valentine, Shelby County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Hampton County

Our profile page for Valentine, Hampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the East

Lexington County

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

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Jeff Davis County

Our profile page for Valentine, Jeff Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 773 miles [1,244 km] to the West Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Valentine ...

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.

Booker   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest of Valentine   [Map]
Charity (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Dixie   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Eureka Garden   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Fairman   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Gravel Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Head (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Melanie Park   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Park Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pecan Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rose City   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Silver Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Tanglewood   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Timber Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [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 Valentine. 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 30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest of Valentine

Little Rock [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Valentine

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan<9>
Ann Gillis     (Born as Alma Mabel Conner)
  Actress. She was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Saturday February 12, 1927 and died in Horam (England) [Map] on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at an age of 90.

Little Rock [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Valentine

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Gillis
Elihan Pitts     (Elihan Eugene Pitts)
  Professional football. He was born in Mayflower (Arkansas) on Thursday February 3, 1938 and died in Buffalo (New York) on Friday July 10, 1998 at an age of 60.

Mayflower [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Valentine

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elihan Pitts
Jefferson A. Thomas, Sr.
  Civil rights figure. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday September 1, 1942 and died in Columbus (Ohio) on Sunday September 5, 2010 at an age of 68. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Little Rock [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Valentine

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jefferson A. Thomas, Sr.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Valentine. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8218, Longitude: -92.1621     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Valentine 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 Valentine 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 317.115 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.449 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.308 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Valentine 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>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 Valentine, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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:

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Valentine.


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