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A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Alsup, Missouri

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Alsup to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Alsup to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Springfield [Map], which is the Seat of Greene County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Alsup to Springfield, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Jefferson City [Map], which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 101 miles [162.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 888 miles [1,429.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,614 miles [10,644.2 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 7,352 miles [11,831.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,235 miles [8,424.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alsup ...

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.

Ebenezer   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South of Alsup   [Map]
Fair Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Fruitland   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Goodnight   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Heady   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Hickory Barren   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pleasant Hope   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Rock Prairie   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sacville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Tin Town   -   7 miles [11.3 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 Alsup. 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.

Kate 'Ma' Barker     (Born as Arizona Clark)
  Crime figure. She was born in Ash Grove (Missouri) on Wednesday October 8, 1873 and died in Ocklawaha (Florida) on Wednesday January 16, 1935 at an age of 61.

Ash Grove [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Alsup

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kate 'Ma' Barker<7>
Herman W. Keiser
  Professional Golf. He was born in Springfield (Missouri) on Wednesday October 7, 1914 and died in Akron (Ohio) on Wednesday December 24, 2003 at an age of 89. He was buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Summit County, Ohio) [Map].

Springfield [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Alsup

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herman W. Keiser
Arnold Malcom 'Mickey' Owen
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Nixa (Missouri) on Tueday April 4, 1916 and died in Mount Vernon (Missouri) on Wednesday July 13, 2005 at an age of 89.

Nixa [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Alsup

Mount Vernon [Map] is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the southwest of Alsup

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arnold Malcom 'Mickey' Owen

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Missouri

About Greene County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Greene County:

The official website for State of Missouri:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alsup. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3981, Longitude: -93.3055     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alsup 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 Alsup 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 318.062 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.888 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.368 degrees.

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<7>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Alsup.


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