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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 Venus, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Venus 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 Venus:
    • 38.180318, -92.034059
    • 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 Venus
  • 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 Venus ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Venus.

Within Missouri, the name Venus is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Madison County
      • This Venus is located in Madison County and lies 178 miles [286.5 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Venus that is located in Maries County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Venus
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Venus.
    • California
      • San Bernardino County
      • This Venus is located in San Bernardino County and lies 1,381 miles [2,222.5 km]<1> to the west of the Venus that is located in Maries County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Venus
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Bernardino County community of Venus.
    • Florida
      • Dade County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Venus [Dade County].
      • Highlands County
      • This Venus is located in Highlands County and lies 985 miles [1,585.2 km]<1> to the southeast of the Venus that is located in Maries County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Venus
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Highlands County community of Venus.
    • Kentucky
      • Harrison County
      • This Venus is located in Harrison County and lies 425 miles [684 km]<1> to the east of the Venus that is located in Maries County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Venus
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Venus.
    • Nebraska
      • Antelope County
      • Although located in Antelope County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Antelope County community of Venus.
      • Knox County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Venus [Knox County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Beaver County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Venus [Beaver County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Clarion County
      • This Venus is located in Clarion County and lies 700 miles [1,126.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Venus that is located in Maries County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Venus
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarion County community of Venus.
    • Tennessee
      • Lawrence County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Venus [Lawrence County].
    • Texas
      • Johnson County
      • This Venus is located in Johnson County and lies 488 miles [785.4 km]<1> to the southwest of the Venus that is located in Maries County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Venus
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnson County community of Venus.
    • Virginia
      • Warren County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Venus [Warren County].
    • West Virginia
      • McDowell County
      • This Venus is located in McDowell County and lies 575 miles [925.4 km]<1> to the east of the Venus that is located in Maries County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Venus
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McDowell County community of Venus.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Venus ...

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.

  • Argyle [Osage County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argyle
    • Argyle [Osage County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Venus
    • Estimated population in 2019: 160 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argyle have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argyle
  • Freeburg [Osage County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeburg
    • Freeburg [Osage County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Venus
    • Estimated population in 2019: 423 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freeburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeburg
  • James Brothers [Maries County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James Brothers
    • James Brothers [Maries County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Venus
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James Brothers have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on James Brothers
  • Paydown [Maries County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paydown
    • Paydown [Maries County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Venus
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paydown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paydown
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Paydown Ford [Maries County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paydown Ford
      • Paydown Ford [Maries County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Venus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paydown Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Shantytown [Maries County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shantytown
      • Shantytown [Maries County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Venus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shantytown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shantytown
    • Tavern [Maries County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tavern
      • Tavern [Maries County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Venus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tavern have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tavern
    • Traderight [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Traderight
      • Traderight [Miller County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Venus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Traderight have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Traderight

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 Venus. 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 ...
    • Deborah Leah Sugarbaker Digges     (Poet)
    • Laura La Varnie     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Jefferson City (Missouri) on Wednesday March 2, 1853 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday September 18, 1939 at the age of 86. She is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Jefferson City is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Venus.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Laura La Varnie<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Vienna, which is the Seat of Maries County and lies just to the East.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Venus to Jefferson City, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 810 miles [1,303.6 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,527 miles [10,504.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,265 miles [11,691.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,147 miles [8,283.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Venus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1803, Longitude: -92.0341       In this case, the coordinates for Venus have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Venus 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.
<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 Venus, 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>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 Venus 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 317.263 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.067 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.613 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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