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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 Old Bland, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Old Bland 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 Old Bland:
    • 38.315046, -91.622940
    • 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 Old Bland
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Old Bland ...

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.

  • Bland [Gasconade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bland
    • Bland [Gasconade County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Old Bland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 528 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bland<3>
  • Cave Hill [Gasconade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Hill
    • Cave Hill [Gasconade County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Old Bland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cave Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave Hill
  • Freedom [Osage County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom
    • Freedom [Osage County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Old Bland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freedom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedom
  • High Gate [Maries County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Gate
    • High Gate [Maries County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Old Bland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Gate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Gate
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    • Jake Prairie [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jake Prairie
      • Jake Prairie [Crawford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Old Bland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jake Prairie
    • Judge [Osage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Judge
      • Judge [Osage County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Bland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Judge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Judge
    • Lake Ford [Osage County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Ford
      • Lake Ford [Osage County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Bland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lanes Prairie [Maries County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lanes Prairie
      • Lanes Prairie [Maries County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Bland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lanes Prairie
    • Paydown [Maries County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paydown
      • Paydown [Maries County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Bland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paydown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paydown
    • Paydown Ford [Maries County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paydown Ford
      • Paydown Ford [Maries County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Bland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paydown Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Redbird [Gasconade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redbird
      • Redbird [Gasconade County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Old Bland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redbird
    • Rosebud [Gasconade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosebud
      • Rosebud [Gasconade County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Bland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 405 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosebud have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosebud
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosebud<3>
    • Tea [Gasconade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tea
      • Tea [Gasconade County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Old Bland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tea have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tea
    • Valentine Ford [Gasconade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valentine Ford
      • Valentine Ford [Gasconade County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Old Bland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valentine Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valentine Ford

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hermann, which is the Seat of Gasconade County and lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Old Bland to Hermann, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 34 miles [54.7 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,505 miles [10,468.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,243 miles [11,656.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,124 miles [8,246.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Missouri

About Gasconade County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Old Bland. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Old Bland) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Bland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3150, Longitude: -91.6229       In this case, the coordinates for Old Bland 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 have 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 Old Bland 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 316.998 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.778 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.39 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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