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Welcome to Van ...

Van is located in Polk County<1>.

The location of Van has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Van is 1,040 feet [317 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Van lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Van lies within the (417) area code.

Communities Also Named Van ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Van - they are located in Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Van.

Communities near Van ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Van.

  • Bolivar [Polk County]
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    • Bolivar [Polk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Van
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,067 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolivar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bolivar<5>
  • Willard [Greene County]
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    • Willard [Greene County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of Van
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,632 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willard<5>
  • Buffalo [Dallas County]
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    • Buffalo [Dallas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Van
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,091 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<5>
  • Fair Grove [Greene County]
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    • Fair Grove [Greene County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Van
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,529 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fair Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fair Grove<5>
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    • Walnut Grove [Greene County]
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      • Walnut Grove [Greene County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Van
      • Estimated population in 2019: 781 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walnut Grove<5>
    • Pleasant Hope [Polk County]
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      • Pleasant Hope [Polk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the south of Van
      • Estimated population in 2019: 604 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Hope<5>
    • Fair Play [Polk County]
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      • Fair Play [Polk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the west of Van
      • Estimated population in 2019: 483 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fair Play have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fair Play<5>
    • Morrisville [Polk County]
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      • Morrisville [Polk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Van
      • Estimated population in 2019: 392 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morrisville<5>
    • Halfway [Polk County]
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      • Halfway [Polk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Van
      • Estimated population in 2019: 177 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halfway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Louisburg [Dallas County]
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      • Louisburg [Dallas County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Van
      • Estimated population in 2019: 116 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Van. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Van.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Van. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Van.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Van. See our Newspapers Page for Van.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Van ...

Looking for more information about Van? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Van, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Van.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Missouri

About Polk County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Van. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Polk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Van - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 from Point A (ie- Van) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Van. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5614, Longitude: -93.2871       In this case, the coordinates for Van have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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