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

  • 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 De Witt:
    • 39.384914, -93.219970
    • 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 De Witt
  • 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 De Witt ...

We found seven communities that share the name De Witt.

Within Missouri, the name De Witt is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Arkansas County
      • This De Witt is located in Arkansas County and lies 367 miles [590.6 km]<1> to the south southeast of the De Witt that is located in Carroll County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas County community of De Witt.
    • Georgia
      • Mitchell County
      • This De Witt is located in Mitchell County and lies 749 miles [1,205.4 km]<1> to the southeast of the De Witt that is located in Carroll County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mitchell County community of De Witt.
    • Illinois
      • De Witt County
      • This De Witt is located in De Witt County and lies 241 miles [387.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the De Witt that is located in Carroll County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the De Witt County community of De Witt.
    • Iowa
      • Clinton County
      • This De Witt is located in Clinton County and lies 219 miles [352.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the De Witt that is located in Carroll County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clinton County community of De Witt.
    • Michigan
      • Clinton County
      • This De Witt is located in Clinton County and lies 508 miles [817.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the De Witt that is located in Carroll County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clinton County community of De Witt.
    • Nebraska
      • Saline County
      • This De Witt is located in Saline County and lies 208 miles [334.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the De Witt that is located in Carroll County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saline County community of De Witt.
    • New York
      • Onondaga County
      • This De Witt is located in Onondaga County and lies 924 miles [1,487 km]<1> to the east northeast of the De Witt that is located in Carroll County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Onondaga County community of De Witt.

Curious and Interesting Names Near De Witt ...

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.

  • Fairville
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairville
    • Fairville is located in Saline County
  • Grand Port
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Port have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Port
    • Grand Port is located in Chariton County
  • Grand River City ‑ Historic
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand River City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand River City
    • Grand River City is located in Chariton County
  • Indian Grove
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Grove
    • Indian Grove is located in Chariton County
  • Little Compton
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Compton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Compton
    • Little Compton is located in Carroll County
  • Malta Bend
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Malta Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malta Bend
    • Malta Bend is located in Saline County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 238 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malta Bend <3>
  • Missouri Village
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Missouri Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Missouri Village
    • Missouri Village is located in Chariton County
  • Newcomer ‑ Historic
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newcomer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newcomer
    • Newcomer is located in Chariton County
  • Tina
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tina
    • Tina is located in Carroll County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 142 people

How Far From De Witt 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 city such as De Witt to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Carrollton, which is the Seat of Carroll County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from De Witt to Carrollton, with an average speed<4> 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 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 50 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,509 miles [10,475.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,252 miles [11,671 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,139 miles [8,270.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- De Witt) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in De Witt. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3849, Longitude: -93.2200       In this case, the coordinates for De Witt have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 De Witt to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.121 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.217 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.935 degrees.









 

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