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Welcome to Vera Cruz ...

Vera Cruz is located in the Missouri Ozarks.

Vera Cruz is located in Douglas County<1>.

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

Vera Cruz is 850 feet [259 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Vera Cruz lies within the (417) area code.

Adding Vera Cruz to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Vera Cruz in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Vera Cruz elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Vera Cruz on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Vera Cruz ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Vera Cruz - they are located in Alabama, Indiana, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania (2) and Texas.

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

Communities near Vera Cruz ...

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

  • Mountain Grove [Wright County]
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    • Mountain Grove [Wright County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Vera Cruz
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,690 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Grove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain Grove<5>
  • Ava [Douglas County]
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    • Ava [Douglas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the west of Vera Cruz
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,865 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ava
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ava<5>
  • Mansfield [Wright County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansfield
    • Mansfield [Wright County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Vera Cruz
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,245 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mansfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mansfield<5>
  • Norwood [Wright County]
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    • Norwood [Wright County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Vera Cruz
    • Estimated population in 2015: 641 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwood<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Olathia [Douglas County]
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      • Olathia [Douglas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the north of Vera Cruz
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olathia
    • Gentryville [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gentryville
      • Gentryville [Douglas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Vera Cruz
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gentryville
    • Squires [Douglas County]
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      • Squires [Douglas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Vera Cruz
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Squires have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Squires
    • Drury [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drury
      • Drury [Douglas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of Vera Cruz
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drury
    • Rockbridge [Ozark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockbridge
      • Rockbridge [Ozark County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Vera Cruz
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockbridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockbridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockbridge<5>
    • Wasola [Ozark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wasola
      • Wasola [Ozark County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Vera Cruz
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wasola

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 Vera Cruz. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Vera Cruz.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Vera Cruz. 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 Vera Cruz.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Vera Cruz ...

Looking for more information about Vera Cruz? 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 Vera Cruz, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Vera Cruz.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Vera Cruz. 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 Douglas, 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 Vera Cruz - 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Vera Cruz) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vera Cruz. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9139, Longitude: -92.4935       In this case, the coordinates for Vera Cruz 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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