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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 Vilander, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Vilander 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 Vilander:
    • 38.096436, -91.131529
    • 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 Vilander
  • 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 Vilander ...

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.

  • Bourbon [Crawford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bourbon
    • Bourbon [Crawford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Vilander
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,582 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bourbon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bourbon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bourbon<3>
  • Butts [Crawford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butts
    • Butts [Crawford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Vilander
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butts
  • Caseyville [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caseyville
    • Caseyville [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Vilander
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caseyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caseyville
  • Crossroads [Crawford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossroads
    • Crossroads [Crawford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Vilander
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossroads
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Four Points [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Points
      • Four Points [Crawford County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Vilander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Points have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Points
    • Monday [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monday
      • Monday [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Vilander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monday have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monday
    • Oak Grove [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Vilander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 472 people
      • Oak Grove has also been known as:
      • Oak Grove Village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Pea Ridge [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pea Ridge
      • Pea Ridge [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Vilander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pea Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pea Ridge
    • Service [Crawford County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Service
      • Service [Crawford County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Vilander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Service have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

How Far From Vilander to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Vilander to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<4> community of Vilander once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Vilander and extending to:

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    • Steelville, which is the Seat of Crawford County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Vilander to Steelville, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 65 miles [104.6 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> 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).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,234 miles [11,642 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,114 miles [8,230.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Vilander) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vilander. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0964, Longitude: -91.1315       In this case, the coordinates for Vilander 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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 Vilander, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<5>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.
<6>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 Vilander to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.662 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.362 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.205 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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