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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Noblesville [Map], which is the Seat of Hamilton County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Arcadia to Noblesville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Indianapolis [Map], which is the State Capital of Indiana, lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 486 miles [782.1 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 28 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,203 miles [9,982.8 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 6,934 miles [11,159.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,812 miles [7,744.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Arcadia ...

We have found 43 communities that share the name Arcadia.

While the name Arcadia is unique within Indiana, we know of another 43 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Indiana

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Alabama

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 488 miles [785.4 km] to the South

Alberta

Our profile page for Arcadia   [Map]
Distance: About 1,725 miles [2,776.1 km] to the Northwest

Arizona

Maricopa County

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

Arkansas

Hempstead County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Hempstead County   [Map]
Distance: About 599 miles [964 km] to the Southwest

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California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,799 miles [2,895.2 km] to the West

San Bernardino County

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

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Florida

DeSoto County

Our profile page for Arcadia, DeSoto County   [Map]
Distance: About 925 miles [1,488.6 km] to the South Southeast

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Georgia

Hall County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Hall County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Hall County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Liberty County

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

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Illinois

Cook County

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

Morgan County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the West

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Iowa

Carroll County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Crawford County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Louisiana

Bienville Parish

Our profile page for Arcadia, Bienville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 651 miles [1,047.7 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the East

Baltimore County

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

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Michigan

Manistee County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Manistee County   [Map]
Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the North

Wexford County

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

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Mississippi

Issaquena County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Issaquena County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the South Southwest

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Missouri

Iron County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Iron County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the Southwest

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Nebraska

Valley County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Valley County   [Map]
Distance: About 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Wayne County

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

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North Carolina

Davidson County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 426 miles [685.6 km] to the Southeast

Forsyth County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Forsyth County   [Map]
Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the Southeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Arcadia   [Map]
Distance: About 1,055 miles [1,697.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Hancock County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 146 miles [235 km] to the East Northeast

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Oklahoma

Oklahoma County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Oklahoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Oregon

Malheur County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Malheur County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,599 miles [2,573.3 km] to the West Northwest

Wallowa County

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

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Pennsylvania

Indiana County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Indiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the East

Lancaster County

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

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Rhode Island

Washington County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the East

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South Carolina

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the South Southeast

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Tennessee

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the Southeast

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Texas

Galveston County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Galveston County   [Map]
Distance: About 905 miles [1,456.5 km] to the Southwest

Shelby County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the Southwest

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,353 miles [2,177.4 km] to the West

Duchesne County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Duchesne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,273 miles [2,048.7 km] to the West

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Virginia

Botetourt County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Botetourt County   [Map]
Distance: About 388 miles [624.4 km] to the East Southeast

Spotsylvania County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Spotsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the East Southeast

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Arcadia, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,843 miles [2,966 km] to the West Northwest

Mason County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,886 miles [3,035.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Trempealeau County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Trempealeau County   [Map]
Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Arcadia ...

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.

Aroma   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East of Arcadia   [Map]
Clare   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Clarksville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Curtisville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Durbin   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Federal Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Fishersburg   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hobbs   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Noblesville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Riverwood   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Walnut Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [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 Arcadia. 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.

Charles Benjamin 'Babe' Adams
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Tipton (Indiana) on Thursday May 18, 1882 and died on Saturday July 27, 1968 at an age of 86. He was buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery (Harrison County, Missouri) [Map].

Tipton [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Arcadia

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Benjamin 'Babe' Adams<9>
 
Robert 'Tiny' Baldwin
  Negro League Baseball. He was born in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Tueday February 16, 1904 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Thursday May 14, 1959 at an age of 55. He was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Indianapolis [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Arcadia

Indianapolis [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Arcadia

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Tiny' Baldwin
 
James Baskett
  Actor. He was born in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Tueday February 16, 1904 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday July 9, 1948 at an age of 44. He was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Indianapolis [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Arcadia

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Baskett
 
Claude Gernade Bowers
  Author, politician. He was born in Westfield (Indiana) on Thursday November 20, 1879 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday January 21, 1958 at an age of 78. He was buried at Highland Lawn Cemetery (Vigo County, Indiana) [Map].

Westfield [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Arcadia

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Claude Gernade Bowers
 
Ray Matthews Brown
  Musician. He was born in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday October 13, 1926 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Tueday July 2, 2002 at an age of 75. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Indianapolis [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Arcadia

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ray Matthews Brown
 
Owen Joseph 'Donie' Bush
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Saturday October 8, 1887 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Tueday March 28, 1972 at an age of 84. He was buried at Holy Cross & St. Joseph Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Indianapolis [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Arcadia

Indianapolis [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Arcadia

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Owen Joseph 'Donie' Bush
 
Oscar McKinley Charleston
  Professional baseball. He was born in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Tueday January 14, 1896 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Tueday October 5, 1954 at an age of 58. He was buried at Floral Park Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Indianapolis [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Arcadia

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Oscar McKinley Charleston
 
John Herbert Dillinger
  Crime figure. He was born in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Monday June 22, 1903 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Sunday July 22, 1934 at an age of 31. He was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Indianapolis [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Arcadia

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Herbert Dillinger
 
Benjamin Harrison
  23th President of the US (1889 - 1893). He was born in North Bend (Ohio) on Tueday August 20, 1833 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Wednesday March 13, 1901 at an age of 67. He was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Indianapolis [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Arcadia

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Benjamin Harrison
 
John Kerins
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Thursday July 15, 1858 and died in Louisville (Kentucky) on Monday September 8, 1919 at an age of 61. He was buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky) [Map].

Indianapolis [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Arcadia

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Kerins
 
Priscilla Lawson     (Born as Priscilla Shortridge)
  Actress. She was born in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Sunday March 8, 1914 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday August 27, 1958 at an age of 44. She was buried at Live Oak Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Indianapolis [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Arcadia

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Priscilla Lawson
 
Noble Lee Sissle
  Bandleader, composer, singer, playwright. He was born in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Wednesday July 10, 1889 and died in Tampa (Florida) on Wednesday December 17, 1975 at an age of 86. He was buried at Long Island National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York) [Map].

Indianapolis [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Arcadia

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Noble Lee Sissle
 
Ruby Wright
  Singer, songwriter. She was born in Anderson (Indiana) on Thursday January 8, 1914 and died in Cincinnati (Ohio) on Tueday March 9, 2004 at an age of 90.

Anderson [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Arcadia

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ruby Wright

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Hamilton County: www.co.hamilton.in.us/

The official website for State of Indiana: www.in.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Arcadia. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Arcadia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arcadia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1742, Longitude: -86.0211     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Arcadia 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 Arcadia 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 313.389 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.893 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.285 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 Arcadia 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 Arcadia, 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: findagrave.com.

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