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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 Ridge, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Valley Ridge 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 Ridge:
    • 36.564780, -90.083707
    • 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 Ridge
  • 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 Ridge ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Valley Ridge.

Within Missouri, the name Valley Ridge is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alberta
      • This Valley Ridge lies 1,554 miles [2,500.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Valley Ridge that is located in Dunklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Ridge
    • Arkansas
      • Howard County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Valley Ridge [Howard County].
    • Minnesota
      • Dakota County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Valley Ridge [Dakota County].
    • Nebraska
      • Blaine County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Blaine County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blaine County community of Valley Ridge.
    • Texas
      • Brazos County
      • Although located in Brazos County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brazos County community of Valley Ridge.
      • Tarrant County
      • This Valley Ridge is located in Tarrant County and lies 490 miles [788.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Valley Ridge that is located in Dunklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tarrant County community of Valley Ridge.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Valley Ridge is located in Salt Lake County and lies 1,204 miles [1,937.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Valley Ridge that is located in Dunklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Valley Ridge.
    • Virginia
      • Alleghany County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Valley Ridge [Alleghany County].
    • Washington
      • King County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Valley Ridge [King County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Valley Ridge ...

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.

  • Bethany [Dunklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethany
    • Bethany [Dunklin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Valley Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethany have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
  • Bradyville [Stoddard County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradyville
    • Bradyville [Stoddard County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Valley Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradyville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Brian [Dunklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brian
    • Brian [Dunklin County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Valley Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brian have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brian
  • Crumpecker [New Madrid County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crumpecker
    • Crumpecker [New Madrid County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Valley Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crumpecker have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mayberry [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayberry
      • Mayberry [Butler County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Valley Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayberry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayberry
    • Page [Dunklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Page
      • Page [Dunklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Valley Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Page have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Page
    • Pine City [Dunklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine City
      • Pine City [Dunklin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Valley Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine City
    • Providence [Dunklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Dunklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Valley Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Pyletown [Stoddard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pyletown
      • Pyletown [Stoddard County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Valley Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pyletown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pyletown
    • Spoonerville [Dunklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spoonerville
      • Spoonerville [Dunklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Valley Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spoonerville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spoonerville

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 Ridge. 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 ...
    • Hubert S. 'Shucks' Pruett     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Malden (Missouri) on Saturday September 1, 1900 and died in Ladue (Missouri) on Thursday January 28, 1982 at the age of 81. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Malden is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Valley Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hubert S. 'Shucks' Pruett<5>
    • Kasey Rogers     (Actress)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Kennett, which is the Seat of Dunklin County and lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Valley Ridge to Kennett, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 180 miles [289.7 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,535 miles [10,517.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,263 miles [11,688.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,140 miles [8,272 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Missouri

About Dunklin County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Valley Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5648, Longitude: -90.0837       In this case, the coordinates for Valley Ridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Ridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Valley Ridge 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.
<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>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 Valley Ridge 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 315.90 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.274 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.049 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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