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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 Higbee, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Higbee 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 Higbee:
    • 39.306011, -92.512850
    • 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 Higbee
  • 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 Higbee ...

We found four communities that share the name Higbee.

Within Missouri, the name Higbee is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Otero County
      • This Higbee is located in Otero County and lies 600 miles [965.6 km]<1> to the west of the Higbee that is located in Randolph County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Otero County community of Higbee.
    • Michigan
      • Ionia 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 Michigan community of Higbee [Ionia County].
    • Ohio
      • Erie 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 Ohio community of Higbee [Erie County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Greene County
      • This Higbee is located in Greene County and lies 644 miles [1,036.4 km]<1> to the east of the Higbee that is located in Randolph County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Higbee.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Higbee ...

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.

  • Bourbon
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bourbon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bourbon
    • Bourbon is located in Boone County
  • Cairo
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
    • Cairo is located in Randolph County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 273 people
  • Clark
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clark have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clark
    • Clark is located in Randolph County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 284 people
  • Harrisburg
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg
    • Harrisburg is located in Boone County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 298 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisburg <4>
  • Huntsville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntsville
    • Huntsville is located in Randolph County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,475 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntsville <4>
  • Landmark ‑ Historic
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Landmark have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Landmark
    • Landmark is located in Howard County
  • Minnie
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minnie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minnie
    • Minnie is located in Boone County
  • Punkin Center
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Punkin Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Punkin Center
    • Punkin Center is located in Howard County
  • Randolph Springs
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph Springs
    • Randolph Springs is located in Randolph County
  • Sturgeon
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sturgeon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sturgeon
    • Sturgeon is located in Boone County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 965 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sturgeon <4>

How Far From Higbee to ...

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

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

  • Huntsville, which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Higbee to Huntsville, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 828 miles [1,332.5 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 33 days and walking would take 47 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,488 miles [10,441.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,229 miles [11,633.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,115 miles [8,231.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Higbee. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Higbee) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Higbee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3060, Longitude: -92.5129       In this case, the coordinates for Higbee have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Higbee 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>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 Higbee 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 317.64 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.652 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.606 degrees.









 

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