A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Roper.
This page contains eight sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).
When in Roper, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Roper and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Roper and surrounding area.
Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.
To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Roper. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.
The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Roper.
Bird Watching ...
We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.
The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Wilson County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Wilson County sighting report from eBird.
Since Roper is near Woodson County and also Neosho County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:
Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
The Waymark.com website, centered on Roper.
How Far From Roper 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 Roper to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Roper and extending to:
Communities Also Named Roper ...
We have found 8 communities that share the name Roper.
While the name Roper is unique within Kansas, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.
Communities Outside of Kansas
Distance: About 584 miles [939.9 km] to the East Southeast.
Jeff Davis County
Distance: About 843 miles [1,356.7 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the East.
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 881 miles [1,417.8 km] to the East.
Our profile page for Roper, Beaufort County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Beaufort County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 1,062 miles [1,709.1 km] to the East.
Salt Lake County
Distance: About 889 miles [1,430.7 km] to the West Northwest.
Our profile page for Roper, Wythe County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wythe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Roper ...
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.
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 Roper. 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.
Louise Brooks (Mary Louise Brooks)
Actress, author. She was born in Cherryvale (Kansas) on Wednesday November 14, 1906 and died in Rochester (New York) on Thursday August 8, 1985 at an age of 78. She was buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (Monroe County, New York) [Map].
Walter Perry Johnson
Major League Baseball. He was born in Humboldt (Kansas) on Sunday November 6, 1887 and died in Washington, DC [Map] on Tueday December 10, 1946 at an age of 59. He was buried at Rockville Cemetery (Montgomery County, Maryland) [Map].
Actress. She was born in Altoona (Kansas) on Wednesday March 1, 1882 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday September 26, 1964 at an age of 82. She was buried at Oakwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Joseph L. Sanders
Singer, songwriter. He was born in Thayer (Kansas) on Thursday October 15, 1896 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Friday May 14, 1965 at an age of 68. He was buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri) [Map].
Vivian Vance (Born as Vivian Roberta Jones)
Actress. She was born in Cherryvale (Kansas) on Monday July 26, 1909 and died in Belvedere (California) on Friday August 17, 1979 at an age of 70.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Roper. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
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This page was last modified: 29 Sep 2019