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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 Vanduser, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Vanduser 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 Vanduser:
    • 36.991011, -89.686381
    • 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 Vanduser
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Vanduser ...

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.

  • Bell City [Stoddard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bell City
    • Bell City [Stoddard County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Vanduser
    • Estimated population in 2019: 422 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bell City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bell City
  • Circle City [Stoddard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Circle City
    • Circle City [Stoddard County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Vanduser
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Circle City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Circle City
  • Guam [Stoddard County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guam
    • Guam [Stoddard County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Vanduser
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Himmel [Stoddard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Himmel
    • Himmel [Stoddard County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Vanduser
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Himmel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Himmel
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    • Little River [New Madrid County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little River
      • Little River [New Madrid County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Vanduser
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little River
    • Miner [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miner
      • Miner [Scott County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Vanduser
      • Estimated population in 2019: 934 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miner
    • Poor Farm [Scott County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poor Farm
      • Poor Farm [Scott County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Vanduser
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poor Farm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Shady Dell [Stoddard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Dell
      • Shady Dell [Stoddard County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Vanduser
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Dell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Dell
    • Tanner [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanner
      • Tanner [Scott County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Vanduser
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanner
    • Toppertown [Stoddard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toppertown
      • Toppertown [Stoddard County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Vanduser
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toppertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toppertown

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 Vanduser. 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 ...
    • Rex Ingram     (Actor)
    • Kasey Rogers     (Actress)
    • Kenny Rollins     (Professional basketball)
      • Professional basketball. He was born in Charleston (Missouri) on Friday September 14, 1923 and died in Greencastle (Indiana) on Tueday October 9, 2012 at the age of 89. He is buried at Lexington Cemetery (Fayette County, Kentucky).
      • Charleston is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Vanduser.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kenny Rollins<3>
    • Everett Saylor     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Dayton (Ohio) on Friday October 8, 1909 and died in Cape Girardeau (Missouri) on Sunday May 31, 1942 at the age of 32. He is buried at Willow View Cemetery (Montgomery County, Ohio).
      • Cape Girardeau is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Vanduser.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Everett Saylor<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Benton, which is the Seat of Scott County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Vanduser to Benton, with an average speed<4> 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 174 miles [280 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,498 miles [10,457.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,227 miles [11,630.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,104 miles [8,214.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Scott County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Vanduser. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vanduser

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vanduser. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9910, Longitude: -89.6864       In this case, the coordinates for Vanduser 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>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.
<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 Vanduser 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 315.667 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.064 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.779 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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