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Brickeys, Missouri

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Sainte Genevieve [Map], which is the Seat of Sainte Genevieve County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Brickeys to Sainte Genevieve, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Jefferson City [Map], which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 111 miles [178.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,464 miles [10,402.8 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 7,198 miles [11,584.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,077 miles [8,170.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brickeys ...

While the name Brickeys is unique within Missouri, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of Missouri


Lee County

Our profile page for Brickeys, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 223 miles [358.9 km] to the South.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brickeys ...

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.

Copper Mine   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South of Brickeys   [Map]

French Village   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Ivy (IL)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Kellogg (IL)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Little Rock Landing (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Madonnaville (IL)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Marigold (IL)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Mitchie (IL)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Needmore   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Rocky Ridge   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Rocky Ridge Ranch   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [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 Brickeys. 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.

Warren Louis Hacker

Major League Baseball. He was born in Marissa (Illinois) on Friday November 21, 1924 and died in Lenzburg (Illinois) on Wednesday May 22, 2002 at an age of 77. He was buried at Oak Ridge Cemetery (Saint Clair County, Illinois) [Map].

Marissa [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Brickeys

Lenzburg [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Brickeys

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Warren Louis Hacker<7>

Cal Neeman     (Calvin Amends Neeman)

Major League Baseball. He was born in Valmeyer (Illinois) on Monday February 18, 1929 and died in Lake Saint Louis (Missouri) on Thursday October 1, 2015 at an age of 86.

Valmeyer [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Brickeys

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cal Neeman

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brickeys. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0837, Longitude: -90.2118     [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 Brickeys 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 316.059 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.665 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.778 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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