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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 Mystic, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mystic 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 Mystic:
    • 40.156412, -92.931870
    • 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 Mystic
  • 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 Mystic ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Mystic.

Within Missouri, the name Mystic is unique.

Beyond Missouri, we know of another thirteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these thirteen communities, twelve are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Nevada County
      • This Mystic is located in Nevada County and lies 1,432 miles [2,304.6 km]<1> to the west of the Mystic that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mystic
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nevada County community of Mystic.
    • Colorado
      • Routt County
      • This Mystic is located in Routt County and lies 739 miles [1,189.3 km]<1> to the west of the Mystic that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mystic
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Routt County community of Mystic.
    • Connecticut
      • New London County
      • This Mystic is located in New London County and lies 1,097 miles [1,765.5 km]<1> to the east of the Mystic that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mystic
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New London County community of Mystic.
    • Georgia
      • Irwin County
      • This Mystic is located in Irwin County and lies 796 miles [1,281 km]<1> to the southeast of the Mystic that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mystic
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Irwin County community of Mystic.
    • Iowa
      • Appanoose County
      • This Mystic is located in Appanoose County and lies 43 miles [69.2 km]<1> to the north of the Mystic that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mystic
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Appanoose County community of Mystic.
    • Kansas
      • Sheridan 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 Kansas community of Mystic [Sheridan County].
    • Kentucky
      • Breckinridge County
      • This Mystic is located in Breckinridge County and lies 381 miles [613.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Mystic that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mystic
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Breckinridge County community of Mystic.
    • Louisiana
      • Beauregard Parish
      • This Mystic is located in Beauregard Parish and lies 662 miles [1,065.4 km]<1> to the south of the Mystic that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mystic
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beauregard Parish community of Mystic.
      • Calcasieu Parish
      • 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 Louisiana community of Mystic [Calcasieu Parish].
    • Massachusetts
      • Middlesex County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Middlesex County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Mystic.
    • Pennsylvania
      • 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 Pennsylvania community of Mystic [Erie County].
    • Quebec
      • This Mystic lies 1,066 miles [1,715.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Mystic that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mystic
    • South Dakota
      • Pennington County
      • This Mystic is located in Pennington County and lies 611 miles [983.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Mystic that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mystic
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pennington County community of Mystic.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mystic ...

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.

  • Brown [Sullivan County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brown
    • Brown [Sullivan County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Mystic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Enterprise [Linn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
    • Enterprise [Linn County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Mystic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
  • Green City [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green City
    • Green City [Sullivan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Mystic
    • Estimated population in 2019: 589 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green City
  • Greencastle [Sullivan County]
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    • Mines [Adair County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mines
      • Mines [Adair County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Mystic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mines have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Paw Paw [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paw Paw
      • Paw Paw [Sullivan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Mystic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paw Paw have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paw Paw
    • Ringo Point [Adair County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ringo Point
      • Ringo Point [Adair County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Mystic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ringo Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sticklerville [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sticklerville
      • Sticklerville [Sullivan County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Mystic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sticklerville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sticklerville
    • Zig [Adair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zig
      • Zig [Adair County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Mystic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zig have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zig

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 Mystic. 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 ...
    • Lester Dent     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in La Plata (Missouri) on Wednesday October 12, 1904 and died in Kirksville (Missouri) on Wednesday March 11, 1959 at the age of 54.
      • La Plata is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Mystic.
      • Kirksville is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Mystic.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lester Dent<6>
    • Geraldine Page     (Oscar winning actress)
      • Oscar winning actress. She was born in Kirksville (Missouri) on Saturday November 22, 1924 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday June 13, 1987 at the age of 62. The body was cremated.
      • Kirksville is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Mystic.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Geraldine Page<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Milan, which is the Seat of Sullivan County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Mystic to Milan, with an average speed<7> 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.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 116 miles [186.7 km] to the south southeast (SSE). 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) is 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,459 miles [10,394.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,203 miles [11,592.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,092 miles [8,194.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mystic. 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- Mystic) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mystic. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1564, Longitude: -92.9319       In this case, the coordinates for Mystic 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 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 Mystic 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>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 Mystic, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Mystic to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.961 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.134 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.629 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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