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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 Valley Forge, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Valley Forge 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 Valley Forge:
    • 37.785329, -90.373455
    • 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 Valley Forge
  • 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 Valley Forge ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Valley Forge.

There is one other community in Missouri which is also named Valley Forge.

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

  • Communities Located In Missouri ...
    • Saint Louis 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 Valley Forge [Saint Louis County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Shelby County
      • This Valley Forge is located in Shelby County and lies 370 miles [595.5 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Valley Forge that is located in Saint Francois County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Forge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Valley Forge.
    • Georgia
      • Richmond County
      • This Valley Forge is located in Richmond County and lies 557 miles [896.4 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Valley Forge that is located in Saint Francois County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Forge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richmond County community of Valley Forge.
    • Kansas
      • Smith County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Smith County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Smith County community of Valley Forge.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Chester County
      • This Valley Forge is located in Chester County and lies 815 miles [1,311.6 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Valley Forge that is located in Saint Francois County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Forge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chester County community of Valley Forge.
      • York County
      • This Valley Forge is located in York County and lies 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the east northeast of the Valley Forge that is located in Saint Francois County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Forge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Valley Forge.
    • Tennessee
      • Carter County
      • This Valley Forge is located in Carter County and lies 462 miles [743.5 km]<2> to the east of the Valley Forge that is located in Saint Francois County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Forge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carter County community of Valley Forge.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Valley Forge ...

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.

  • Chestnut Ridge [Sainte Genevieve County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Ridge
    • Chestnut Ridge [Sainte Genevieve County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Valley Forge
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Ridge
  • Doe Run [Saint Francois County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doe Run
    • Doe Run [Saint Francois County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Valley Forge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doe Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doe Run
  • Federal [Saint Francois County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Federal
    • Federal [Saint Francois County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Valley Forge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Federal have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Federal
  • Hurryville [Saint Francois County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurryville
    • Hurryville [Saint Francois County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Valley Forge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurryville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurryville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Knob Lick [Saint Francois County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knob Lick
      • Knob Lick [Saint Francois County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Valley Forge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knob Lick
    • Libertyville [Saint Francois County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Libertyville
      • Libertyville [Saint Francois County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Valley Forge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Libertyville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Libertyville
    • Mill [Sainte Genevieve County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill
      • Mill [Sainte Genevieve County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Valley Forge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill
    • Park Hills [Saint Francois County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Hills
      • Park Hills [Saint Francois County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Valley Forge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,529 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Park Hills<5>
    • Pickel [Sainte Genevieve County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickel
      • Pickel [Sainte Genevieve County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Valley Forge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickel have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rock Springs [Saint Francois County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Springs
      • Rock Springs [Saint Francois County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Valley Forge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs

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 Valley Forge. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Chalmer William 'Bill' Cissell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Perryville (Missouri) on Sunday January 3, 1904 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday March 15, 1949 at the age of 45. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Perry County, Missouri).
      • Perryville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Valley Forge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chalmer William 'Bill' Cissell<6>
    • Frank Wilcox     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in De Soto (Missouri) on Wednesday March 13, 1907 and died in Granada Hills (California) on Sunday March 3, 1974 at the age of 67. He is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • De Soto is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Valley Forge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Wilcox<6>

How Far From Valley Forge to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Valley Forge to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic community of Valley Forge once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Valley Forge and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Farmington, which is the Seat of Saint Francois County and lies just to the West.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 112 miles [180.2 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Valley Forge to Jefferson City, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the east (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,485 miles [10,436.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,218 miles [11,616.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,097 miles [8,202.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Valley Forge 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- Valley Forge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Valley Forge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7853, Longitude: -90.3735       In this case, the coordinates for Valley Forge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Valley Forge, 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 Valley Forge 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 316.151 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.73 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.919 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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