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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 Uva, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Uva 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 Uva:
    • 39.731156, -91.453208
    • 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 Uva
  • 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 Uva ...

We have found three communities that share the name Uva.

Within Missouri, the name Uva is unique.

Beyond Missouri, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Fresno County
      • This Uva is located in Fresno County and lies 1,530 miles [2,462.3 km]<1> to the west of the Uva that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fresno County community of Uva.
    • Wyoming
      • Laramie 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 Wyoming community of Uva [Laramie County].
      • Platte County
      • This Uva is located in Platte County and lies 720 miles [1,158.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Uva that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Platte County community of Uva.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Uva ...

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.

  • Aladdin [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aladdin
    • Aladdin [Pike County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Uva
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aladdin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aladdin
  • Cave City [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave City
    • Cave City [Marion County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Uva
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cave City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave City
  • Dodge City [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodge City
    • Dodge City [Marion County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Uva
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dodge City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dodge City
  • Flint Hill [Ralls County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Hill
    • Flint Hill [Ralls County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Uva
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint Hill
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Hannibal [Marion County]
    • Lamb [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamb
      • Lamb [Marion County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Uva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lamb have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamb
    • Marblehead [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marblehead
      • Marblehead [Adams County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Uva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marblehead
    • Monkey Run [Ralls County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monkey Run
      • Monkey Run [Ralls County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Uva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monkey Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monkey Run
    • Shepherd [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shepherd
      • Shepherd [Pike County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Uva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shepherd have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shepherd
    • Slees Mills [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slees Mills
      • Slees Mills [Marion County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Uva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slees Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slees Mills
    • White Bear [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Bear
      • White Bear [Marion County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Uva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Bear have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Bear

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 Uva. 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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    • Mary Astor     (Oscar winning actress)
      • Oscar winning actress. She was born in Quincy (Illinois) on Thursday May 3, 1906 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Friday September 25, 1987 at the age of 81.
      • Quincy is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Uva.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Astor<5>
    • Jane Darwell     (Actress)
    • Charles Turner Dazey     (Author, playwright)
      • Author, playwright. He was born in Lima (Illinois) on Monday August 13, 1855 and died in Quincy (Illinois) on Wednesday February 9, 1938 at the age of 82. He is buried at Woodland Cemetery (Adams County, Illinois).
      • Lima is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the north of Uva.
      • Quincy is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Uva.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Turner Dazey<5>
    • Jim Dooley     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Stoutsville (Missouri) on Saturday February 8, 1930 and died in Lake Forest (Illinois) on Tueday January 8, 2008 at the age of 77. He is buried at Rosehill Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Stoutsville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Uva.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Dooley<5>
    • Charles Bruce Edwards     (Major League Baseball)
    • Mark Twain     (Author, humorist)
      • Author, humorist. He was born in Florida (Missouri) on Monday November 30, 1835 and died in Redding (Connecticut) on Thursday April 21, 1910 at the age of 74. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Chemung County, New York).
      • Florida is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Uva.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mark Twain<5>
    • Ralph Talmadge 'Judge' Works     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Payson (Illinois) on Friday March 16, 1888 and died in Pasadena (California) on Friday August 8, 1941 at the age of 53. He is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Payson is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Uva.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Talmadge 'Judge' Works<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Palmyra, which is the Seat of Marion County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 88 miles [141.6 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Uva to Jefferson City, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the east (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 44 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,428 miles [10,344.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,168 miles [11,535.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,053 miles [8,132 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Missouri

About Marion County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Uva. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7312, Longitude: -91.4532       In this case, the coordinates for Uva 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 Uva 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>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 Uva 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 316.946 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.91 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.997 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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