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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 Vale, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Vale 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 Vale:
    • 38.943618, -94.437730
    • 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 Vale
  • 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 Vale ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Vale.

There is one other community in Missouri which is also named Vale.

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

  • Communities Located In Missouri ...
    • Douglas County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Vale [Douglas County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Solano County
      • This Vale is located in Solano County and lies 1,470 miles [2,365.7 km]<2> to the west of the Vale that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Solano County community of Vale.
    • Maryland
      • Harford County
      • This Vale is located in Harford County and lies 964 miles [1,551.4 km]<2> to the east of the Vale that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harford County community of Vale.
    • North Carolina
      • Avery County
      • This Vale is located in Avery County and lies 711 miles [1,144.2 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Vale that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Avery County community of Vale.
      • Lincoln County
      • This Vale is located in Lincoln County and lies 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the east southeast of the Vale that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Vale.
    • Oregon
      • Malheur County
      • This Vale is located in Malheur County and lies 1,225 miles [1,971.4 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Vale that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Malheur County community of Vale.
    • South Dakota
      • Butte County
      • This Vale is located in Butte County and lies 604 miles [972 km]<2> to the northwest of the Vale that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butte County community of Vale.
    • Tennessee
      • Carroll County
      • This Vale is located in Carroll County and lies 390 miles [627.6 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Vale that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Vale.
    • Virginia
      • Fairfax County
      • This Vale is located in Fairfax County and lies 916 miles [1,474.2 km]<2> to the east of the Vale that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfax County community of Vale.
    • West Virginia
      • Greenbrier County
      • This Vale is located in Greenbrier County and lies 745 miles [1,199 km]<2> to the east of the Vale that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenbrier County community of Vale.
    • Wisconsin
      • Chippewa County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Vale [Chippewa County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Vale ...

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

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 Vale. 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Vale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Abbott<5>
    • Harold Kenneth Ashby     (Musician)
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Vale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Ashley<5>
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Vale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Barton<5>
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Vale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jacob Peter 'Jake' Beckley<5>
    • Noah Nicholas Beery, Sr.     (Actor)
    • Wallace Beery     (Oscar winning actor)
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Vale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Russell Bennett<5>
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Vale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Connee Boswell<5>
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Vale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Vincent 'Hal' Boyle<5>
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Vale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Bridger<5>
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Vale.
      • Kansas City is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Vale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ada Brown<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Independence, which is the Seat of Jackson County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Vale to Independence, with an average speed<6> 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 124 miles [199.6 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 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 933 miles [1,501.5 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<7> 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).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,319 miles [11,778.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,208 miles [8,381.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Vale. 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>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 Vale 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Vale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9436, Longitude: -94.4377       In this case, the coordinates for Vale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Vale 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 318.925 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.088 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.621 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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