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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 Turtle, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Turtle 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 Turtle:
    • 37.523378, -91.412363
    • 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 Turtle
  • 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 Turtle ...

We have found four communities that share the name Turtle.

Within Missouri, the name Turtle is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Michigan
      • Gogebic 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 Michigan community of Turtle [Gogebic County].
      • Iosco County
      • This Turtle is located in Iosco County and lies 609 miles [980.1 km]<2> to the northeast of the Turtle that is located in Dent County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turtle
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iosco County community of Turtle.
    • North Dakota
      • Turtle #
      • This community is historic<1> and we have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for Turtle.
    • Ontario
      • This Turtle lies 778 miles [1,252.1 km]<2> to the north of the Turtle that is located in Dent County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turtle

Curious and Interesting Names Near Turtle ...

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.

  • Bunker [Dent County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunker
    • Bunker [Dent County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Turtle
    • Estimated population in 2019: 379 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bunker have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bunker
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bunker<4>
  • Bunker Camp [Reynolds County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunker Camp
    • Bunker Camp [Reynolds County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Turtle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bunker Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cedargrove [Shannon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedargrove
    • Cedargrove [Shannon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Turtle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedargrove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedargrove
  • Dent Ford [Dent County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dent Ford
    • Dent Ford [Dent County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Turtle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dent Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dent Ford
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Falk Mill [Dent County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falk Mill
      • Falk Mill [Dent County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Turtle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falk Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fawn [Dent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fawn
      • Fawn [Dent County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Turtle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fawn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fawn
    • Halcyon [Dent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halcyon
      • Halcyon [Dent County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Turtle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halcyon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halcyon
    • Jack [Dent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jack
      • Jack [Dent County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Turtle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jack
    • Junction Lookout [Dent County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction Lookout
      • Junction Lookout [Dent County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Turtle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction Lookout have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Stone Hill [Dent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone Hill
      • Stone Hill [Dent County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Turtle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stone Hill
    • Timber [Shannon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timber
      • Timber [Shannon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Turtle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timber have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timber

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 Turtle. 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 ...
    • Douglas Flint 'Doug' Dillard     (Musician)

How Far From Turtle to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Turtle to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Salem, which is the Seat of Dent County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Turtle to Salem, with an average speed<6> 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 83 miles [133.6 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 784 miles [1,261.7 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,537 miles [10,520.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,272 miles [11,703.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,152 miles [8,291.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Turtle. 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 Turtle 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>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- Turtle) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turtle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5234, Longitude: -91.4124       In this case, the coordinates for Turtle have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<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 Turtle 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 316.817 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.463 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.457 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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