RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Vada, Missouri

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other MO
Communities













Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Vada, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Vada 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 Vada:
    • 37.471712, -92.050992
    • 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 Vada
  • 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 Vada ...

We have found two communities that share the name Vada.

Within Missouri, the name Vada is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Decatur County
      • This Vada is located in Decatur County and lies 619 miles [996.2 km]<1> to the southeast of the Vada that is located in Texas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vada
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Decatur County community of Vada.
    • Kentucky
      • Lee County
      • This Vada is located in Lee County and lies 462 miles [743.5 km]<1> to the east of the Vada that is located in Texas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vada
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Vada.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Vada ...

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.

  • Dent [Texas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dent
    • Dent [Texas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Vada
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dent
  • Evening Shade [Texas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evening Shade
    • Evening Shade [Texas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Vada
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evening Shade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evening Shade
  • Ladd [Texas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ladd
    • Ladd [Texas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Vada
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ladd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ladd
  • Mitchells Corner [Texas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchells Corner
    • Mitchells Corner [Texas County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Vada
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchells Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchells Corner
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Old Success [Texas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Success
      • Old Success [Texas County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Vada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Success have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Success
    • Plum Valley [Texas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Valley
      • Plum Valley [Texas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Vada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Valley
    • Raftville [Texas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raftville
      • Raftville [Texas County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Vada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raftville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Slabtown [Texas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slabtown
      • Slabtown [Texas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Vada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slabtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slabtown
    • Success [Texas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Success
      • Success [Texas County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Vada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Success have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Success
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Success<3>
    • Windy Curve [Texas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windy Curve
      • Windy Curve [Texas County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Vada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windy Curve have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windy Curve

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Houston, which is the Seat of Texas County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Vada to Houston, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 76 miles [122.3 km] to the north (N). 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 819 miles [1,318.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 47 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,564 miles [10,563.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,300 miles [11,748.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,180 miles [8,336.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Missouri

About Texas County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vada. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4717, Longitude: -92.0510       In this case, the coordinates for Vada 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>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.
<5>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 Vada to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.234 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.939 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.765 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 20 Apr 2021