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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 Urbandale, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Urbandale 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 Urbandale:
    • 39.395036, -92.444070
    • 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 Urbandale
  • 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 Urbandale ...

We have found six communities that share the name Urbandale.

Within Missouri, the name Urbandale is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Alexander County
      • This Urbandale is located in Alexander County and lies 239 miles [384.6 km]<1> to the southeast of the Urbandale that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Urbandale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alexander County community of Urbandale.
    • Iowa
      • Polk County
      • This Urbandale is located in Polk County and lies 169 miles [272 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Urbandale that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Urbandale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Urbandale.
    • Michigan
      • Calhoun County
      • This Urbandale is located in Calhoun County and lies 427 miles [687.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Urbandale that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Urbandale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Urbandale.
      • Ingham 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 Michigan community of Urbandale [Ingham County].
      • Kent County
      • This Urbandale is located in Kent County and lies 426 miles [685.6 km] to the northeast of the Urbandale that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Urbandale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kent County community of Urbandale.
    • Ontario
      • This Urbandale lies 949 miles [1,527.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Urbandale that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Urbandale

Curious and Interesting Names Near Urbandale ...

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.

  • Ash [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ash
    • Ash [Monroe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Urbandale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ash have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ash
  • Bourbon [Boone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bourbon
    • Bourbon [Boone County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Urbandale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bourbon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bourbon
  • Cairo [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
    • Cairo [Randolph County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Urbandale
    • Estimated population in 2019: 279 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
  • Clark [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clark
    • Clark [Randolph County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Urbandale
    • Estimated population in 2019: 290 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clark have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clark
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Huntsville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntsville
      • Huntsville [Randolph County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Urbandale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,507 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntsville<4>
    • Minnie [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minnie
      • Minnie [Boone County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Urbandale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minnie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minnie
    • Punkin Center [Howard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Punkin Center
      • Punkin Center [Howard County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Urbandale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Punkin Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Punkin Center
    • Randolph Springs [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph Springs
      • Randolph Springs [Randolph County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Urbandale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph Springs
    • Snow [Macon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow
      • Snow [Macon County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Urbandale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sturgeon [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sturgeon
      • Sturgeon [Boone County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Urbandale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 947 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sturgeon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sturgeon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sturgeon<4>
    • Tulip [Audrain County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tulip
      • Tulip [Audrain County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Urbandale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tulip have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tulip

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

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

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    • Huntsville, which is the Seat of Randolph County and lies just to the West Northwest.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 58 miles [93.3 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Urbandale to Jefferson City, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 47 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,481 miles [10,430.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,222 miles [11,622.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,108 miles [8,220.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Randolph County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Urbandale. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Urbandale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Urbandale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3950, Longitude: -92.4441       In this case, the coordinates for Urbandale 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Urbandale 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>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>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 Urbandale 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 317.598 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.615 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.554 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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