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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Sallisaw [Map], which is the Seat of Sequoyah County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Short to Sallisaw, 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.
  • Oklahoma City [Map], which is the State Capital of Oklahoma, lies 170 miles [273.6 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 984 miles [1,583.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 56 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,752 miles [10,866.3 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 7,488 miles [12,050.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,369 miles [8,640.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Short ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Short.

While the name Short is unique within Oklahoma, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Oklahoma


White County

Our profile page for Short, White County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 155 miles [249.4 km] to the East


Martin County

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


Tishomingo County

Our profile page for Short, Tishomingo County   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the East


Carter County

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

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Shelby County

Our profile page for Short, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 266 miles [428.1 km] to the South

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Wise County

Our profile page for Short, Wise County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Short ...

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.

Cedarville (AR)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East of Short   [Map]
Copic Slab   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Dripping Springs (AR)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Figure Five (AR)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Greenwood (AR)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Greenwood Junction (AR)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Liberty   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Long   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Natural Dam (AR)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Reeder Ford   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Uniontown (AR)   -   2 miles [3.2 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 Short. 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.

Marvin Edward Blaylock
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Monday September 30, 1929 and died in Conway (Arkansas) on Saturday October 23, 1993 at an age of 64. He was buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas) [Map].

Fort Smith [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Short

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marvin Edward Blaylock<9>
Ernest Whitman
  Actor. He was born in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Tueday February 21, 1893 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday August 5, 1954 at an age of 61.

Fort Smith [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Short

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernest Whitman

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Short. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Short

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Short. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5715, Longitude: -94.4913     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Short 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 Short 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 318.708 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.40 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.236 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 Short, 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Short 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:

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