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The location of Shawnee









Introduction ...

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

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 Shawnee, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Shawnee and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Shawnee and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

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 Shawnee. 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 Shawnee.

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 Johnson County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Johnson County sighting report from eBird.

Since Shawnee is near Wyandotte County and also Leavenworth County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Wyandotte County

Sighting report for Leavenworth County

Waymarking ...

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 Shawnee.

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

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

  • Olathe [Map], which is the Seat of Johnson County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Shawnee to Olathe, 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.
  • Topeka [Map], which is the State Capital of Kansas, lies 46 miles [74 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 952 miles [1,532.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 54 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,584 miles [10,595.9 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 7,329 miles [11,794.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,219 miles [8,399.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Shawnee ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Shawnee.

While the name Shawnee is unique within Kansas, we know of another 24 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Kansas

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Alabama

Wilcox County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Wilcox County   [Map]

Distance: About 645 miles [1,038 km] to the Southeast.

Arkansas

Mississippi County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Mississippi County   [Map]

Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the Southeast.

Colorado

Park County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Park County   [Map]

Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the West.

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Sussex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,037 miles [1,668.9 km] to the East.

Florida

Glades County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Glades County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,162 miles [1,870.1 km] to the Southeast.

Georgia

Effingham County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Effingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 874 miles [1,406.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Kentucky

Clark County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Clark County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Clark County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Harford County   [Map]

Distance: About 985 miles [1,585.2 km] to the East.

Mississippi

Benton County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Benton County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Benton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

New York

Niagara County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Niagara County   [Map]

Distance: About 876 miles [1,409.8 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Catawba County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Catawba County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Catawba County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

North Dakota

Grand Forks County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Grand Forks County   [Map]

Distance: About 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the North Northwest.

Ohio

Allen County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Allen County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Allen County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Perry County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Perry County   [Map]

Distance: About 673 miles [1,083.1 km] to the East.

Oklahoma

Pottawatomie County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Pottawatomie County   [Map]

Distance: About 279 miles [449 km] to the South Southwest.

Pennsylvania

Mifflin County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Mifflin County   [Map]

Distance: About 921 miles [1,482.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Monroe County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Monroe County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Monroe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Texas

Angelina County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Angelina County   [Map]

Distance: About 538 miles [865.8 km] to the South.

Grayson County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Grayson County   [Map]

Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the South Southwest.

Virginia

Lee County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Lee County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Lee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Washington

King County

Our profile page for Shawnee, King County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,498 miles [2,410.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Whitman County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Whitman County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,251 miles [2,013.3 km] to the West Northwest.

West Virginia

Pleasants County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Pleasants County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Pleasants County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wyoming

Converse County

Our profile page for Shawnee, Converse County   [Map]

Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shawnee ...

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.

Cedar   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West of Shawnee   [Map]

Craig   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Edwardsville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Frisbie   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Grandview   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Holliday   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Little Kaw   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Maywood   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Mission   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Stony Point   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Sunflower   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [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 Shawnee. 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.

Dorothy Abbott

Actress. She was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Thursday December 16, 1920 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday December 15, 1968 at an age of 48. She was buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Kansas City [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Shawnee

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Abbott<8>

Harold Kenneth Ashby

Musician. He was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Thursday March 26, 1925 and died in New York (New York) on Friday June 13, 2003 at an age of 78. He was buried at Calverton National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York) [Map].

Kansas City [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Shawnee

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Kenneth Ashby

John Ashley     (Born as John Roger Atchley)

Actor, producer, singer. He was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Tueday December 25, 1934 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday October 4, 1997 at an age of 62. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Kansas City [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Shawnee

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Ashley

Ralph Barton

Cartoonist, illustrator. He was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Friday August 14, 1891 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday May 20, 1931 at an age of 39. He was buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri) [Map].

Kansas City [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Shawnee

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Barton

Hugh Beaumont     (Eugene Hugh Beaumont)

Actor. He was born in Lawrence (Kansas) on Tueday February 16, 1909 and died in Munich (Germany) [Map] on Friday May 14, 1982 at an age of 73.

Lawrence [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Shawnee

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hugh Beaumont

Jacob Peter 'Jake' Beckley

Major League Baseball. He was born on Sunday August 4, 1867 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Tueday June 25, 1918 at an age of 50. He was buried at Riverside Cemetery (Marion County, Missouri) [Map].

Kansas City [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Shawnee

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jacob Peter 'Jake' Beckley

Noah Nicholas Beery, Sr.

Actor. He was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Tueday January 17, 1882 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday April 1, 1946 at an age of 64. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Kansas City [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Shawnee

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Noah Nicholas Beery, Sr.

Wallace Beery

Oscar winning actor. He was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Wednesday April 1, 1885 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Friday April 15, 1949 at an age of 64. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Kansas City [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Shawnee

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wallace Beery

Robert Russell Bennett

Composer. He was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Friday June 15, 1894 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday August 18, 1981 at an age of 87. He was buried at Green - Wood Cemetery (Kings County, New York) [Map].

Kansas City [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Shawnee

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Russell Bennett

Connee Boswell

Singer, actress. She was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Tueday December 3, 1907 and died in New York (New York) on Monday October 11, 1976 at an age of 68. She was buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].

Kansas City [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Shawnee

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Connee Boswell

Harold Vincent 'Hal' Boyle

Author. He was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Monday July 24, 1911 and died in New York (New York) on Monday April 1, 1974 at an age of 62. He was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri) [Map].

Kansas City [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Shawnee

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Vincent 'Hal' Boyle

Addison Foster Brennan

Major League Baseball. He was born in La Harpe (Kansas) on Sunday July 18, 1886 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Sunday January 7, 1962 at an age of 75. He was buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Missouri).

Kansas City [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Shawnee

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Addison Foster Brennan

Jim Bridger

Frontiersman, explorer. He was born in Richmond (Virginia) on Saturday March 17, 1804 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Sunday July 17, 1881 at an age of 77. He was buried at Mt. Washington Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri) [Map].

Kansas City [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Shawnee

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Bridger

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Johnson County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Johnson County: www.jocoks.com/

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shawnee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0153, Longitude: -94.8047     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shawnee 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 Shawnee 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 319.18 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.393 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.789 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 Shawnee 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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