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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 Turnback, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Turnback 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 Turnback:
    • 37.307272, -93.790209
    • 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 Turnback
  • 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 Turnback ...

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.

  • Albatross [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albatross
    • Albatross [Lawrence County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Turnback
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albatross have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albatross
  • Call [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Call
    • Call [Lawrence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Turnback
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Call have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Call
  • Emmett [Dade County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmett
    • Emmett [Dade County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Turnback
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Fiddlers Ford [Dade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fiddlers Ford
    • Fiddlers Ford [Dade County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Turnback
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fiddlers Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fiddlers Ford
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Greenfield [Dade County]
    • Heatonville [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heatonville
      • Heatonville [Lawrence County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Turnback
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heatonville
    • Kings Point [Dade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Point
      • Kings Point [Dade County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Turnback
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Point
    • Paris Springs [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paris Springs
      • Paris Springs [Lawrence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Turnback
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paris Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paris Springs
    • Pilgrim [Dade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilgrim
      • Pilgrim [Dade County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Turnback
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilgrim have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilgrim
    • Round Grove [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Grove
      • Round Grove [Lawrence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Turnback
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Round Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Grove

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 Turnback. 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 ...
    • Aaron Dale Allston     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Corsicana (Texas) on Thursday December 8, 1960 and died in Springfield (Missouri) on Thursday February 27, 2014 at the age of 53. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Navarro County, Texas).
      • Springfield is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Turnback.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Aaron Dale Allston<4>
    • Buddy Baker     (Composer)
    • Kate 'Ma' Barker     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. She was born in Ash Grove (Missouri) on Wednesday October 8, 1873 and died in Ocklawaha (Florida) on Wednesday January 16, 1935 at the age of 61.
      • Ash Grove is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Turnback.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kate 'Ma' Barker<4>
    • Lloyd William Barker     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in Aurora (Missouri) on Wednesday March 16, 1898 and died on Friday March 18, 1949 at the age of 51. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Adams County, Colorado).
      • Aurora is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Turnback.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lloyd William Barker<4>
    • Dorothy Ann 'Dottie' Dillard     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Springfield (Missouri) on Friday August 3, 1923 and died in Springfield (Missouri) on Wednesday May 6, 2015 at the age of 91. She is buried at Maple Park Cemetery (Greene County, Missouri).
      • Springfield is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Turnback.
      • Springfield is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Turnback.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Ann 'Dottie' Dillard<4>
    • Vito Genovese     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in Roccaraionola (Italy) on Sunday November 21, 1897 and died in Springfield (Missouri) on Friday February 14, 1969 at the age of 71. He is buried at St. John RC Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Springfield is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Turnback.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vito Genovese<4>
    • Al 'Lefty' Gerheauser     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Sunday June 24, 1917 and died in Springfield (Missouri) on Sunday May 28, 1972 at the age of 54. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Jasper County, Missouri).
      • Springfield is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Turnback.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al 'Lefty' Gerheauser<4>
    • John Gotti     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in New York (New York) on Sunday October 27, 1940 and died in Springfield (Missouri) on Monday June 10, 2002 at the age of 61. He is buried at St. John RC Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Springfield is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Turnback.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Gotti<4>
    • Karl Hackett     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Carthage (Missouri) on Tueday September 5, 1893 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday October 24, 1948 at the age of 55. He is buried at Los Angeles National Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Carthage is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Turnback.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Karl Hackett<4>
    • Herman W. Keiser     (Professional Golf)
      • Professional Golf. He was born in Springfield (Missouri) on Wednesday October 7, 1914 and died in Akron (Ohio) on Wednesday December 24, 2003 at the age of 89. He is buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Summit County, Ohio).
      • Springfield is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Turnback.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herman W. Keiser<4>
    • Frederick 'Freddy' Leach     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Springfield (Missouri) on Tueday November 23, 1897 and died in Hagerman (Idaho) on Thursday December 10, 1981 at the age of 84. He is buried at Hagerman Cemetery (Gooding County, Idaho).
      • Springfield is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Turnback.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frederick 'Freddy' Leach<4>
    • John Sherman 'Sherm' Lollar     (Major League Baseball)
    • James Ellsworth 'Jim' Lowe     (Singer, songwriter)

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<5> community of Turnback once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Turnback and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Greenfield, which is the Seat of Dade County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 124 miles [199.6 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Turnback to Jefferson City, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 915 miles [1,472.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,636 miles [10,679.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,376 miles [11,870.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,258 miles [8,461.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Missouri

About Dade County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Turnback) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turnback. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3073, Longitude: -93.7902       In this case, the coordinates for Turnback 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>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 Turnback, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Turnback 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 318.38 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.244 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.614 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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