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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 Truxton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Truxton 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 Truxton:
    • 39.003506, -91.240333
    • 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 Truxton
  • 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 Truxton ...

We have found two communities that share the name Truxton.

Within Missouri, the name Truxton is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Mohave County
      • This Truxton is located in Mohave County and lies 1,247 miles [2,006.9 km]<1> to the west of the Truxton that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Truxton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mohave County community of Truxton.
    • New York
      • Cortland County
      • This Truxton is located in Cortland County and lies 833 miles [1,340.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Truxton that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Truxton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cortland County community of Truxton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Truxton ...

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.

  • Cave [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave
    • Cave [Lincoln County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Truxton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cave have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave
  • Famous [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Famous
    • Famous [Lincoln County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Truxton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Famous have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Famous
  • Gamma [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gamma
    • Gamma [Montgomery County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Truxton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gamma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gamma
  • Hawk Point [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawk Point
    • Hawk Point [Lincoln County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Truxton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 712 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawk Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawk Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hawk Point<3>
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    • High Hill [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Hill
      • High Hill [Montgomery County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Truxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 177 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for High Hill<3>
    • Mackville [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mackville
      • Mackville [Lincoln County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Truxton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mackville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mackville
    • Prairieview [Warren County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairieview
      • Prairieview [Warren County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Truxton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairieview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Prices Branch [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prices Branch
      • Prices Branch [Montgomery County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Truxton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prices Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prices Branch
    • Stillhouse Ford [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stillhouse Ford
      • Stillhouse Ford [Lincoln County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Truxton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stillhouse Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stillhouse Ford

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 Truxton. 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 ...
    • Chuck Berry     (Musician, singer, songwriter)
      • Musician, singer, songwriter. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Monday October 18, 1926 and died in Wentzville (Missouri) on Saturday March 18, 2017 at the age of 90.
      • Wentzville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Truxton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chuck Berry<4>
    • Jack A. Dougherty     (Actor)
    • Ira Lonnie Louvin     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Section (Alabama) on Monday April 21, 1924 and died in Williamsburg (Missouri) on Sunday June 20, 1965 at the age of 41. He is buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Williamsburg is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Truxton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ira Lonnie Louvin<4>
    • Cal Neeman     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Valmeyer (Illinois) on Monday February 18, 1929 and died in Lake Saint Louis (Missouri) on Thursday October 1, 2015 at the age of 86.
      • Lake Saint Louis is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Truxton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cal Neeman<4>

How Far From Truxton 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 village such as Truxton to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Troy, which is the Seat of Lincoln County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Truxton to Troy, with an average speed<5> 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.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 58 miles [93.3 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 761 miles [1,224.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,457 miles [10,391.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,195 miles [11,579.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,077 miles [8,170.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Missouri

About Lincoln County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Truxton. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Truxton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Truxton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Truxton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Truxton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0035, Longitude: -91.2403       In this case, the coordinates for Truxton 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>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.
<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 Truxton 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 316.776 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.615 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.058 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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