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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Babbtown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Babbtown and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks 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 this GPS location for Babbtown:
    • 38.338926, -92.138510
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Babbtown
  • 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:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Babbtown ...

We have found two communities that share the name Babbtown.

Within Missouri, the name Babbtown is unique.

Beyond Missouri, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Ohio
      • Miami County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Babbtown [Miami County].
    • South Carolina
      • Greenville County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Babbtown [Greenville County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Babbtown ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Argyle [Osage County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argyle
    • Argyle [Osage County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Babbtown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 157 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argyle have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argyle
  • Bass [Cole County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bass
    • Bass [Cole County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Babbtown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bass have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bass
  • Castle Rock [Osage County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Rock
    • Castle Rock [Osage County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the north of Babbtown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Folk [Osage County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Folk
    • Folk [Osage County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Babbtown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Folk
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Freeburg [Osage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeburg
      • Freeburg [Osage County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the east of Babbtown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 420 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freeburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeburg
    • Hickory Hill [Cole County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Hill
      • Hickory Hill [Cole County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the west of Babbtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Hill
    • Honey Creek [Cole County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honey Creek
      • Honey Creek [Cole County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Babbtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honey Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honey Creek
    • Marys Home [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marys Home
      • Marys Home [Miller County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the west of Babbtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marys Home
    • Tavern [Maries County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tavern
      • Tavern [Maries County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the south of Babbtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tavern have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tavern

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 Babbtown. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Deborah Leah Sugarbaker Digges     (Poet)
    • Laura La Varnie     (Actress)

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Babbtown and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Linn, which is the Seat of Osage County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Babbtown to Linn, with an average speed<6> 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 five to six hours.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north (N). The buggy would take five to six hours and walking would take most of a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 814 miles [1,310 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 47 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,523 miles [10,497.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,261 miles [11,685.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,144 miles [8,278.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Babbtown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Babbtown 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.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Babbtown) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Babbtown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3389, Longitude: -92.1385       In this case, the coordinates for Babbtown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Babbtown to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.341 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.178 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.629 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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