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

When in Coney Island, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Coney Island 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 Coney Island:
    • 36.593596, -93.396777
    • 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 Coney Island
  • 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 Coney Island ...

We found four communities that share the name Coney Island.

Within Missouri, the name Coney Island is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Campbell County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Coney Island [Campbell County].
    • Minnesota
      • Carver County
      • This Coney Island is located in Carver County and lies 570 miles [917.3 km]<2> to the north of the Coney Island that is located in Stone County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carver County community of Coney Island.
    • New York
      • Kings County
      • This Coney Island is located in Kings County and lies 1,080 miles [1,738.1 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Coney Island that is located in Stone County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kings County community of Coney Island.
      • Saint Lawrence County
      • This Coney Island is located in Saint Lawrence County and lies 1,109 miles [1,784.8 km] to the northeast of the Coney Island that is located in Stone County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Lawrence County community of Coney Island.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Coney Island ...

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.

  • Blue Eye
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Eye have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Eye
    • Blue Eye is located in Stone County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 163 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Eye <4>
  • Cedar Valley ‑ Historic
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Valley
    • Cedar Valley is located in Taney County
  • Flag ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flag have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flag
    • Flag is located in Taney County
  • Homer
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homer
    • Homer is located in Stone County
  • Indian Point
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Point
    • Indian Point is located in Stone County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 530 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indian Point <4>
  • Lakeview
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
    • Lakeview is located in Stone County
  • Notch
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Notch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Notch
    • Notch is located in Stone County
  • Oasis ‑ Historic
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oasis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oasis
    • Oasis is located in Taney County
  • Radical
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radical have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radical
    • Radical is located in Stone County
  • Silver Dollar City
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Dollar City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Dollar City
    • Silver Dollar City is located in Stone County
  • Table Rock
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Table Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Table Rock
    • Table Rock is located in Taney County

How Far From Coney Island 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 village such as Coney Island to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Galena, which is the Seat of Stone County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Coney Island to Galena, with an average speed<5> 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.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 906 miles [1,458.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,659 miles [10,716.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,395 miles [11,901.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,276 miles [8,490.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Coney Island 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.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Coney Island) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coney Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5936, Longitude: -93.3968    
<3>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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 Coney Island to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.065 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.786 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.557 degrees.









 

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