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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Richmond [Map], which is the Seat of Madison County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Frankfort [Map], which is the State Capital of Kentucky, lies 42 miles [67.6 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Arlington to Frankfort, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 401 miles [645.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 23 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,249 miles [10,056.8 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 6,967 miles [11,212.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,843 miles [7,794.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Arlington ...

We have found 65 communities that share the name Arlington.

Within Kentucky, there is just one other community named Arlington. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 60 communities in the United States and Canada - with 59 of those located in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of Arlington, we know of 4 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into three sections:

Other communities located in Kentucky

Communities outside of Kentucky

Communities located internationally


Communities Outside of Kentucky

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Alabama

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Arlington, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the South Southwest

Wilcox County

Our profile page for Arlington, Wilcox County   [Map]
Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the South Southwest

Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Arlington, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,621 miles [2,608.7 km] to the West

California

Riverside County

Our profile page for Arlington, Riverside County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,863 miles [2,998.2 km] to the West

San Bernardino County

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

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Colorado

Kiowa County

Our profile page for Arlington, Kiowa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,034 miles [1,664.1 km] to the West

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Florida

Citrus County

Our profile page for Arlington, Citrus County   [Map]
Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the South

Duval County

Our profile page for Arlington, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the South Southeast

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Arlington, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the South

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Georgia

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Arlington, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the South

Gwinnett County

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

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Illinois

Bureau County

Our profile page for Arlington, Bureau County   [Map]
Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the Northwest

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Indiana

Monroe County

Our profile page for Arlington, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 156 miles [251.1 km] to the Northwest

Rush County

Our profile page for Arlington, Rush County   [Map]
Distance: About 146 miles [235 km] to the North Northwest

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Iowa

Fayette County

Our profile page for Arlington, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Osborne County

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

Reno County

Our profile page for Arlington, Reno County   [Map]
Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the West

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Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Arlington, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the Southwest

East Carroll Parish

Our profile page for Arlington, East Carroll Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Baltimore City

Our profile page for Arlington, Baltimore City   [Map]
Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Arlington, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 764 miles [1,229.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Minnesota

Sibley County

Our profile page for Arlington, Sibley County   [Map]
Distance: About 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Arlington, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the Southwest

Neshoba County

Our profile page for Arlington, Neshoba County   [Map]
Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Phelps County

Our profile page for Arlington, Phelps County   [Map]
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the West

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Nebraska

Washington County

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

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New Jersey

Hudson County

Our profile page for Arlington, Hudson County   [Map]
Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Dutchess County

Our profile page for Arlington, Dutchess County   [Map]
Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the East Northeast

Richmond County

Our profile page for Arlington, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Gaston County

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

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Arlington, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 252 miles [405.6 km] to the Southeast

Yadkin County

Our profile page for Arlington, Yadkin County   [Map]
Distance: About 218 miles [350.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Arlington   [Map]
Distance: About 1,145 miles [1,842.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Hancock County

Our profile page for Arlington, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the North

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Arlington, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 145 miles [233.4 km] to the North

Summit County

Our profile page for Arlington, Summit County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Arlington, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the West

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Ontario

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

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Oregon

Gilliam County

Our profile page for Arlington, Gilliam County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,910 miles [3,073.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Arlington, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the Northeast

Delaware County

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

Wayne County

Our profile page for Arlington, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 539 miles [867.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Arlington, Providence County   [Map]
Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Spartanburg County

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

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South Dakota

Kingsbury County

Our profile page for Arlington, Kingsbury County   [Map]
Distance: About 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Houston County

Our profile page for Arlington, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 212 miles [341.2 km] to the West Southwest

Knox County

Our profile page for Arlington, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 122 miles [196.3 km] to the South

Shelby County

Our profile page for Arlington, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Tarrant County

Our profile page for Arlington, Tarrant County   [Map]
Distance: About 802 miles [1,290.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Vermont

Bennington County

Our profile page for Arlington, Bennington County   [Map]
Distance: About 690 miles [1,110.4 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Alexandria City

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

Arlington County

Our profile page for Arlington, Arlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the East Northeast

Hopewell City

Our profile page for Arlington, Hopewell City   [Map]
Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the East

Northampton County

Our profile page for Arlington, Northampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the East

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Washington

Snohomish County

Our profile page for Arlington, Snohomish County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,017 miles [3,246 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Harrison County

Our profile page for Arlington, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 239 miles [384.6 km] to the East Northeast

McDowell County

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

Upshur County

Our profile page for Arlington, Upshur County   [Map]
Distance: About 226 miles [363.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Columbia County

Our profile page for Arlington, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Wyoming

Carbon County

Our profile page for Arlington, Carbon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,190 miles [1,915.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Communities Located Internationally

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


England

- Cirencester   [Map]

Distance: About 3,933 miles [6,329.5 km] to the Northeast

- Devon   [Map]

Distance: About 3,861 miles [6,213.7 km] to the Northeast

South Africa   [Map]

Distance: About 8,523 miles [13,716.4 km] to the East Southeast

Zimbabwe   [Map]

Distance: About 8,335 miles [13,413.9 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Arlington ...

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.

Blue Grass   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North of Arlington   [Map]
Cottonburg   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Crow Valley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Ford   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Hillcrest   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Kirksville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Million   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Redhouse   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Reeds Crossing   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Round Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Silver Creek   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Stringtown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Union City   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [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 Arlington. 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 Wells Brown
  Author, historian. He was born in Lexington (Kentucky) on Sunday November 6, 1814 and died in Chelsea (Massachusetts) on Thursday November 6, 1884 at an age of 70. He was buried at Cambridge Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts) [Map].

Lexington [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Arlington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Wells Brown<8>
 
Joyce Compton
  Actress. She was born in Lexington-Fayette (Kentucky) on Sunday January 27, 1907 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday October 13, 1997 at an age of 90. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Lexington-Fayette [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Arlington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joyce Compton
 
Thomas Satterwhite Noble
  Painter. He was born in Lexington (Kentucky) on Friday May 29, 1835 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday April 27, 1907 at an age of 71. He was buried at Cemetery of Spring Grove (Hamilton County, Ohio) [Map].

Lexington [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Arlington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Satterwhite Noble

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Arlington. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Arlington) 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 Arlington. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Arlington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arlington. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7606, Longitude: -84.3077     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Arlington 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 Arlington 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 312.303 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.304 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.202 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 Arlington 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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