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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 Prairie Home, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Prairie Home 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 Prairie Home:
    • 38.813567, -92.590557
    • 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 Prairie Home
  • 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 Prairie Home ...

We found six communities that share the name Prairie Home.

Within Missouri, the name Prairie Home is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Shelby 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 Illinois community of Prairie Home [Shelby County].
    • Kansas
      • Republic County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Republic County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Republic County community of Prairie Home.
    • Louisiana
      • Grant Parish
      • 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 Louisiana community of Prairie Home [Grant Parish].
      • Winn Parish
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Prairie Home [Winn Parish].
    • Nebraska
      • Lancaster County
      • This Prairie Home is located in Lancaster County and lies 251 miles [403.9 km]<3> to the northwest of the Prairie Home that is located in Cooper County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Prairie Home.
    • Texas
      • Ector County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Ector County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ector County community of Prairie Home.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Prairie Home ...

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.

  • Bacon
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bacon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bacon
    • Bacon is located in Moniteau County
  • California
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for California have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for California
    • California is located in Moniteau County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,403 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for California <5>
  • Huntsdale
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntsdale
    • Huntsdale is located in Boone County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35 people
  • Jamestown
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
    • Jamestown is located in Moniteau County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 397 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jamestown <5>
  • Lone Elm
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Elm
    • Lone Elm is located in Cooper County
  • Pleasant Grove
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Grove
    • Pleasant Grove is located in Cooper County
  • Providence
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
    • Providence is located in Boone County
  • Sandy Hook
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Hook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Hook
    • Sandy Hook is located in Moniteau County
  • Speed
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Speed have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Speed
    • Speed is located in Cooper County

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

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

  • Boonville, which is the Seat of Cooper County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Prairie Home to Boonville, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 835 miles [1,343.8 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 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,515 miles [10,484.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,256 miles [11,677.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,140 miles [8,272 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Prairie Home. 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 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 Prairie Home 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>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 Prairie Home, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Prairie Home) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prairie Home. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8136, Longitude: -92.5906       In this case, the coordinates for Prairie Home have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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>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.
<7>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 Prairie Home to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.668 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.619 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.748 degrees.









 

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