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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 Verona, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Verona 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 Verona:
    • 36.963099, -93.793621
    • 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 Verona
  • 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 Verona ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Verona.

Within Missouri, the name Verona is unique.

Beyond Missouri, we know of another 26 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 26 communities, 25 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Marion County
      • This Verona is located in Marion County and lies 79 miles [127.1 km]<1> to the southeast of the Verona that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Verona.
    • California
      • Alameda County
      • This Verona is located in Alameda County and lies 1,537 miles [2,473.6 km]<1> to the west of the Verona that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alameda County community of Verona.
      • Sutter County
      • This Verona is located in Sutter County and lies 1,515 miles [2,438.2 km] to the west northwest of the Verona that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sutter County community of Verona.
    • Florida
      • Duval 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 Verona [Duval County].
    • Illinois
      • Grundy County
      • This Verona is located in Grundy County and lies 407 miles [655 km]<1> to the northeast of the Verona that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grundy County community of Verona.
    • Indiana
      • Cass County
      • This Verona is located in Cass County and lies 479 miles [770.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Verona that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Verona.
    • Kentucky
      • Boone County
      • This Verona is located in Boone County and lies 513 miles [825.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Verona that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Verona.
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore County
      • This Verona is located in Baltimore County and lies 944 miles [1,519.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Verona that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore County community of Verona.
    • Michigan
      • Calhoun 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 Michigan community of Verona [Calhoun County].
      • Gogebic County
      • This Verona is located in Gogebic County and lies 685 miles [1,102.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Verona that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gogebic County community of Verona.
      • Huron County
      • This Verona is located in Huron County and lies 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the northeast of the Verona that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Huron County community of Verona.
    • Mississippi
      • Lee County
      • This Verona is located in Lee County and lies 343 miles [552 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Verona that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Verona.
    • Montana
      • Chouteau County
      • This Verona is located in Chouteau County and lies 1,131 miles [1,820.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Verona that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chouteau County community of Verona.
    • Nebraska
      • Clay County
      • This Verona is located in Clay County and lies 334 miles [537.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Verona that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Verona.
    • New Jersey
      • Essex County
      • This Verona is located in Essex County and lies 1,081 miles [1,739.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Verona that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Essex County community of Verona.
    • New York
      • Oneida County
      • This Verona is located in Oneida County and lies 1,050 miles [1,689.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Verona that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oneida County community of Verona.
    • North Carolina
      • Onslow County
      • This Verona is located in Onslow County and lies 926 miles [1,490.3 km]<1> to the east of the Verona that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Onslow County community of Verona.
    • North Dakota
      • LaMoure County
      • This Verona is located in LaMoure County and lies 685 miles [1,102.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Verona that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the LaMoure County community of Verona.
    • Ohio
      • Montgomery County
      • This Verona is located in Montgomery County and lies 542 miles [872.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Verona that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Verona.
    • Ontario
      • This Verona lies 1,031 miles [1,659.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Verona that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
    • Pennsylvania
      • Allegheny County
      • This Verona is located in Allegheny County and lies 789 miles [1,269.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Verona that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegheny County community of Verona.
    • Tennessee
      • Marshall County
      • This Verona is located in Marshall County and lies 403 miles [648.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Verona that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Verona.
    • Texas
      • Collin County
      • This Verona is located in Collin County and lies 296 miles [476.4 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Verona that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Collin County community of Verona.
    • Virginia
      • Augusta County
      • This Verona is located in Augusta County and lies 812 miles [1,306.8 km]<1> to the east of the Verona that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Augusta County community of Verona.
    • Wisconsin
      • Dane County
      • This Verona is located in Dane County and lies 473 miles [761.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Verona that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dane County community of Verona.
    • Wyoming
      • Sheridan County
      • This Verona is located in Sheridan County and lies 858 miles [1,380.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Verona that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sheridan County community of Verona.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Verona ...

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.

  • Aurora [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
    • Aurora [Lawrence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Verona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,447 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aurora<3>
  • Forest Park [Lawrence County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Park
    • Forest Park [Lawrence County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Verona
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Globe [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Globe
    • Globe [Lawrence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Verona
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Globe have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Globe
  • Marionville [Lawrence County]
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Opal [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opal
      • Opal [Lawrence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Verona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Opal have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opal
    • Orange [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange
      • Orange [Lawrence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Verona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orange have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
    • Pleasant Ridge [Barry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Ridge
      • Pleasant Ridge [Barry County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Verona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Ridge
    • Sage Hill [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sage Hill
      • Sage Hill [Lawrence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Verona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sage Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sage Hill
    • Tom Town [Barry County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tom Town
      • Tom Town [Barry County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Verona
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Tom Town. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>

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 Verona. 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.

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    • Kate 'Ma' Barker     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. She was born in Ash Grove (Missouri) on Wednesday October 8, 1873 and died in Ocklawaha (Florida) on Wednesday January 16, 1935 at the age of 61.
      • Ash Grove is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Verona.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kate 'Ma' Barker<6>
    • Lloyd William Barker     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in Aurora (Missouri) on Wednesday March 16, 1898 and died on Friday March 18, 1949 at the age of 51. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Adams County, Colorado).
      • Aurora is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Verona.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lloyd William Barker<6>
    • George Washington Carver     (Scientist, inventor)
      • Scientist, inventor. He was born in Diamond (Missouri) on Tueday July 12, 1864 and died in Tuskegee (Alabama) on Tueday January 5, 1943 at the age of 78.
      • Diamond is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Verona.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Carver<6>
    • Henry Clay Gilliland     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Granby (Missouri) on Tueday March 11, 1845 and died in Altus (Oklahoma) on Monday April 21, 1924 at the age of 79. He is buried at Altus City Cemetery (Jackson County, Oklahoma).
      • Granby is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Verona.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry Clay Gilliland<6>
    • Dabbs Greer     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Fairview (Missouri) on Monday April 2, 1917 and died in Pasadena (California) on Saturday April 28, 2007 at the age of 90. He is buried at Peace Valley Cemetery (McDonald County, Missouri).
      • Fairview is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Verona.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dabbs Greer<6>
    • Arnold Malcom 'Mickey' Owen     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Nixa (Missouri) on Tueday April 4, 1916 and died in Mount Vernon (Missouri) on Wednesday July 13, 2005 at the age of 89.
      • Nixa is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Verona.
      • Mount Vernon is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Verona.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arnold Malcom 'Mickey' Owen<6>
    • Harvey Phillips     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Aurora (Missouri) on Monday December 2, 1929 and died in Bloomington (Indiana) on Wednesday October 20, 2010 at the age of 80. He is buried at Clear Creek Cemetery (Monroe County, Indiana).
      • Aurora is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Verona.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harvey Phillips<6>

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

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

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    • Mount Vernon, which is the Seat of Lawrence County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Verona to Mount Vernon, with an average speed<7> 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 142 miles [228.5 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 921 miles [1,482.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 53 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,654 miles [10,708.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,393 miles [11,897.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,275 miles [8,489.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Verona. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9631, Longitude: -93.7936       In this case, the coordinates for Verona 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 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 Verona 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Verona to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.357 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.173 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.677 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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