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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 Union Point, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Union Point 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 Union Point:
    • 38.950562, -94.466064
    • 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 Union Point
  • 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 Union Point ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Union Point.

Within Missouri, the name Union Point is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Greene County
      • This Union Point is located in Greene County and lies 732 miles [1,178 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Union Point that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Point
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Union Point.
      • Whitfield County
      • This Union Point is located in Whitfield County and lies 600 miles [965.6 km] to the east southeast of the Union Point that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Point
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whitfield County community of Union Point.
    • Illinois
      • Union County
      • This Union Point is located in Union County and lies 285 miles [458.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Union Point that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Point
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Union Point.
    • Louisiana
      • Concordia Parish
      • This Union Point is located in Concordia Parish and lies 557 miles [896.4 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Union Point that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Point
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Concordia Parish community of Union Point.
    • Manitoba
      • This Union Point lies 742 miles [1,194.1 km]<1> to the north of the Union Point that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Point
    • Massachusetts
      • Worcester County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Massachusetts community of Union Point [Worcester County].
    • North Carolina
      • Carteret County
      • This Union Point is located in Carteret County and lies 1,012 miles [1,628.7 km]<1> to the east of the Union Point that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Point
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carteret County community of Union Point.
    • Oregon
      • Linn County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Union Point [Linn County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Union Point ...

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.

  • Grandview [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandview
    • Grandview [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Union Point
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,856 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grandview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandview
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grandview<5>
  • Indian Village [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Village
    • Indian Village [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Union Point
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Village
  • Knobtown [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knobtown
    • Knobtown [Jackson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Union Point
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knobtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knobtown
  • Lee's Summit [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee's Summit
    • Lee's Summit [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Union Point
    • Estimated population in 2019: 99,357 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee's Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee's Summit
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lee's Summit<5>
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    • Little Blue [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Blue
      • Little Blue [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Union Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Blue have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Blue
    • Longview [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longview
      • Longview [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Union Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longview
    • Raytown [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raytown
      • Raytown [Jackson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Union Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,991 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raytown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raytown<5>
    • Red Bridge [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bridge
      • Red Bridge [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Union Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bridge
    • Unity Village [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unity Village
      • Unity Village [Jackson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Union Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 73 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unity Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unity Village
    • Waldo [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldo
      • Waldo [Jackson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Union Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waldo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldo

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 Union Point. 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.

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    • Dorothy Abbott     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Thursday December 16, 1920 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday December 15, 1968 at the age of 48. She is buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Kansas City is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Union Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Abbott<6>
    • Harold Kenneth Ashby     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Thursday March 26, 1925 and died in New York (New York) on Friday June 13, 2003 at the age of 78. He is buried at Calverton National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Kansas City is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Union Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Kenneth Ashby<6>
    • John Ashley     (Actor, producer, singer)
      • Actor, producer, singer. He was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Tueday December 25, 1934 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday October 4, 1997 at the age of 62. He is buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Kansas City is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Union Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Ashley<6>
    • Ralph Barton     (Cartoonist, illustrator)
      • Cartoonist, illustrator. He was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Friday August 14, 1891 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday May 20, 1931 at the age of 39. He is buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Kansas City is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Union Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Barton<6>
    • Jacob Peter 'Jake' Beckley     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born on Sunday August 4, 1867 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Tueday June 25, 1918 at the age of 50. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Marion County, Missouri).
      • Kansas City is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Union Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jacob Peter 'Jake' Beckley<6>
    • Noah Nicholas Beery, Sr.     (Actor)
    • Wallace Beery     (Oscar winning actor)
      • Oscar winning actor. He was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Wednesday April 1, 1885 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Friday April 15, 1949 at the age of 64. He is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Kansas City is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Union Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wallace Beery<6>
    • Robert Russell Bennett     (Composer)
      • Composer. He was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Friday June 15, 1894 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday August 18, 1981 at the age of 87. He is buried at Green - Wood Cemetery (Kings County, New York).
      • Kansas City is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Union Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Russell Bennett<6>
    • Connee Boswell     (Singer, actress)
      • Singer, actress. She was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Tueday December 3, 1907 and died in New York (New York) on Monday October 11, 1976 at the age of 68. She is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Kansas City is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Union Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Connee Boswell<6>
    • Harold Vincent 'Hal' Boyle     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Monday July 24, 1911 and died in New York (New York) on Monday April 1, 1974 at the age of 62. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Kansas City is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Union Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Vincent 'Hal' Boyle<6>
    • Addison Foster Brennan     (Major League Baseball)
    • Jim Bridger     (Frontiersman, explorer)
      • Frontiersman, explorer. He was born in Richmond (Virginia) on Saturday March 17, 1804 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Sunday July 17, 1881 at the age of 77. He is buried at Mt. Washington Forever Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Kansas City is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Union Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Bridger<6>
    • Ada Brown     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Kansas City (Kansas) on Thursday May 1, 1890 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Friday March 31, 1950 at the age of 59. She is buried at Westlawn Cemetery (Wyandotte County, Kansas).
      • Kansas City is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Union Point.
      • Kansas City is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Union Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ada Brown<6>

How Far From Union Point 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 community such as Union Point to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Independence, which is the Seat of Jackson County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Union Point to Independence, with an average speed<7> 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 125 miles [201.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 934 miles [1,503.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 53 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,575 miles [10,581.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,320 miles [11,780.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,209 miles [8,383.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Union Point. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jackson County: www.co.jackson.mo.us/

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- Union Point) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Union Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9506, Longitude: -94.4661       In this case, the coordinates for Union Point have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Union Point 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.
<3>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 Union Point, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 have 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>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Union Point to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.945 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.112 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.634 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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