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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 Umber View Heights, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Umber View Heights 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 Umber View Heights:
    • 37.623408, -93.803545
    • 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 Umber View Heights
  • 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 Umber View Heights ...

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.

  • Cedarville [Dade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarville
    • Cedarville [Dade County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Umber View Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedarville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarville
  • Crisp [Dade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crisp
    • Crisp [Dade County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Umber View Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crisp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crisp
  • Fair Play [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fair Play
    • Fair Play [Polk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Umber View Heights
    • Estimated population in 2019: 483 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fair Play have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair Play
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fair Play<3>
  • Graceland [Cedar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graceland
    • Graceland [Cedar County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Umber View Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graceland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graceland
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    • Hamlet [Cedar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlet
      • Hamlet [Cedar County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Umber View Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamlet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlet
    • Ivy [Cedar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivy
      • Ivy [Cedar County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Umber View Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivy
    • Masters [Cedar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masters
      • Masters [Cedar County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Umber View Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Masters have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masters
    • Needmore [Cedar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needmore
      • Needmore [Cedar County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Umber View Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Needmore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Needmore
    • Osiris [Cedar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osiris
      • Osiris [Cedar County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Umber View Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osiris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osiris
    • Tingley [Cedar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tingley
      • Tingley [Cedar County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Umber View Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tingley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tingley

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 Umber View Heights. 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 ...
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Umber View Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kate 'Ma' Barker<4>
    • Truman Bradley     (Actor, narrator)
    • Edgar Buchanan     (Actor, singer, dentist)
    • Sally Rand     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Elkton (Missouri) on Sunday April 3, 1904 and died in Glendora (California) on Friday August 31, 1979 at the age of 75. She is buried at Oakdale Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Elkton is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Umber View Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sally Rand<4>
    • Harry S. Truman     (33rd President of the US (1945 - 1953))
      • 33rd President of the US (1945 - 1953). He was born in Lamar (Missouri) on Thursday May 8, 1884 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Tueday December 26, 1972 at the age of 88.
      • Lamar is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Umber View Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry S. Truman<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Stockton, which is the Seat of Cedar County and lies just to the North.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 110 miles [177 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Umber View Heights to Jefferson City, with an average speed<5>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 912 miles [1,467.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,621 miles [10,655.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,361 miles [11,846.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,244 miles [8,439.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Missouri

About Cedar County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Umber View Heights. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Umber View Heights

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Umber View Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6234, Longitude: -93.8035       In this case, the coordinates for Umber View Heights 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 Umber View Heights 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 318.411 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.321 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.562 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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