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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 that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community 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:

  • Center [Map], which is the Seat of Shelby County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Arcadia to Center, 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.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 226 miles [363.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,089 miles [1,752.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 43 days and walking would take 62 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,943 miles [11,173.7 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 7,668 miles [12,340.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,543 miles [8,920.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Arcadia ...

We have found 43 communities that share the name Arcadia.

Within Texas, there is just one other community named Arcadia. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 42 communities in the United States and Canada - with 41 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Texas

Communities outside of Texas


Communities Outside of Texas

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 GeorgiaMississippiOregonWisconsin
 IllinoisMissouriPennsylvania 

Alabama

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 km] to the East Northeast

Alberta

Our profile page for Arcadia   [Map]
Distance: About 1,944 miles [3,128.6 km] to the North 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 152 miles [244.6 km] to the North Northeast

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California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,379 miles [2,219.3 km] to the West Northwest

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 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the East 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 602 miles [968.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Indiana

Hamilton County

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

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Iowa

Carroll County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the North

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Kansas

Crawford County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Bienville Parish

Our profile page for Arcadia, Bienville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 99 miles [159.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,125 miles [1,810.5 km] to the East Northeast

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 981 miles [1,578.8 km] to the North Northeast

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 197 miles [317 km] to the East Northeast

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Missouri

Iron County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Iron County   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the North Northeast

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Nebraska

Valley County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Valley County   [Map]
Distance: About 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the North 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 853 miles [1,372.8 km] to the East Northeast

Forsyth County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Forsyth County   [Map]
Distance: About 859 miles [1,382.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Arcadia   [Map]
Distance: About 1,744 miles [2,806.7 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Hancock County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 880 miles [1,416.2 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Oklahoma County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Oklahoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Oregon

Malheur County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Malheur County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,485 miles [2,389.9 km] to the 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 1,060 miles [1,705.9 km] to the Northeast

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 1,418 miles [2,282 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,158 miles [1,863.6 km] to the Northwest

Duchesne County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Duchesne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,060 miles [1,705.9 km] to the Northwest

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Virginia

Botetourt County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Botetourt County   [Map]
Distance: About 924 miles [1,487 km] to the East Northeast

Spotsylvania County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Spotsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,045 miles [1,681.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Arcadia, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,809 miles [2,911.3 km] to the Northwest

Mason County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,842 miles [2,964.4 km] to the Northwest

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Wisconsin

Trempealeau County

Our profile page for Arcadia, Trempealeau County   [Map]
Distance: About 876 miles [1,409.8 km] to the North

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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.

Bobo   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North of Arcadia   [Map]
Brady   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cedar Point   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Center   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Choice   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Flat Fork   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Martinsville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Short   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Swift   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Whispering Pines   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [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.

Ann Miller     (Born as Johnnie Lucille Collier)
  Actress, dancer. She was born in Chireno (Texas) on Thursday April 12, 1923 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday January 22, 2004 at an age of 80.

Chireno [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Arcadia

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Miller<9>
 
Arthur Carter 'Pinky' Whitney
  Major League Baseball. He was born in San Antonio (Texas) on Monday January 2, 1905 and died in Center (Texas) on Tueday September 1, 1987 at an age of 82. He was buried at Mission Burial Park South (Bexar County, Texas) [Map].

Center [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Arcadia

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Carter 'Pinky' Whitney

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Arcadia. 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 'point-to-point' distance from Arcadia. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Arcadia) 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 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: 31.7629, Longitude: -94.3405     [Map].

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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 318.201 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.315 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.705 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 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 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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