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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 Villa Ridge, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Villa Ridge 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 Villa Ridge:
    • 38.472552, -90.886804
    • 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 Villa Ridge
  • 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 Villa Ridge ...

We have found four communities that share the name Villa Ridge.

Within Missouri, the name Villa Ridge is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Madison County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Villa Ridge [Madison County].
      • Pulaski County
      • This Villa Ridge is located in Pulaski County and lies 129 miles [207.6 km]<2> to the southeast of the Villa Ridge that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Villa Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pulaski County community of Villa Ridge.
    • Mississippi
      • Pearl River County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Villa Ridge [Pearl River County].
    • Oregon
      • Multnomah County
      • This Villa Ridge is located in Multnomah County and lies 1,692 miles [2,723 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Villa Ridge that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Villa Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Multnomah County community of Villa Ridge.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Villa Ridge ...

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.

  • Clover Bottom [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover Bottom
    • Clover Bottom [Franklin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Villa Ridge
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover Bottom
  • Defiance [Saint Charles County]
  • Fourmile Corner [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fourmile Corner
    • Fourmile Corner [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Villa Ridge
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fourmile Corner
  • Fox Creek [Saint Louis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Creek
    • Fox Creek [Saint Louis County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Villa Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Creek
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    • Gray Summit [Franklin County]
    • Hollow [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollow
      • Hollow [Saint Louis County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Villa Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollow
    • Lonedell [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonedell
      • Lonedell [Franklin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Villa Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lonedell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lonedell
    • Mount Hope [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Franklin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Villa Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
    • Petersville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersville
      • Petersville [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Villa Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petersville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersville
    • Piney Park [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Park
      • Piney Park [Franklin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Villa Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Park
    • Robertsville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robertsville
      • Robertsville [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Villa Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robertsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robertsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Robertsville<3>
    • Union [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Villa Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,990 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union<3>
    • Village of Three Creeks [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village of Three Creeks
      • Village of Three Creeks [Warren County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Villa Ridge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village of Three Creeks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Village of Three Creeks has also been known as:
      • Three Creeks village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village of Three Creeks

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 Villa Ridge. 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 ...
    • Chuck Berry     (Musician, singer, songwriter)
      • Musician, singer, songwriter. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Monday October 18, 1926 and died in Wentzville (Missouri) on Saturday March 18, 2017 at the age of 90.
      • Saint Louis is located 38 miles [61.2 km] to the east of Villa Ridge.
      • Wentzville is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Villa Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chuck Berry<5>
    • Buddy Blattner     (Major League Baseball, sportscaster)
      • Major League Baseball, sportscaster. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Sunday February 8, 1920 and died in Chesterfield (Missouri) on Friday September 4, 2009 at the age of 89.
      • Saint Louis is located 38 miles [61.2 km] to the east of Villa Ridge.
      • Chesterfield is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Villa Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Buddy Blattner<5>
    • Gerty Theresa Radnitz Cori     (Biochemist and Nobel prize recipient)
      • Biochemist and Nobel prize recipient. She was born in Prague (Czech Republic) on Saturday August 15, 1896 and died in Glendale (Missouri) on Saturday October 26, 1957 at the age of 61. She is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Glendale is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Villa Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gerty Theresa Radnitz Cori<5>
    • Marianne Craig Moore     (Poet, author, editor)
      • Poet, author, editor. She was born in Kirkwood (Missouri) on Tueday November 15, 1887 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday February 5, 1972 at the age of 84. She is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Adams County, Pennsylvania).
      • Kirkwood is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Villa Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marianne Craig Moore<5>
    • Donald Frederick 'Don' Mueller     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Thursday April 14, 1927 and died in Chesterfield (Missouri) on Wednesday December 28, 2011 at the age of 84. He is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery (Saint Louis County, Missouri).
      • Saint Louis is located 38 miles [61.2 km] to the east of Villa Ridge.
      • Chesterfield is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Villa Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald Frederick 'Don' Mueller<5>
    • Cal Neeman     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Valmeyer (Illinois) on Monday February 18, 1929 and died in Lake Saint Louis (Missouri) on Thursday October 1, 2015 at the age of 86.
      • Valmeyer is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the east of Villa Ridge.
      • Lake Saint Louis is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Villa Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cal Neeman<5>
    • Hubert S. 'Shucks' Pruett     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Malden (Missouri) on Saturday September 1, 1900 and died in Ladue (Missouri) on Thursday January 28, 1982 at the age of 81. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Ladue is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Villa Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hubert S. 'Shucks' Pruett<5>
    • Frank Wilcox     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in De Soto (Missouri) on Wednesday March 13, 1907 and died in Granada Hills (California) on Sunday March 3, 1974 at the age of 67. He is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • De Soto is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Villa Ridge.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Wilcox<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Union, which is the Seat of Franklin County and lies just to the West Southwest.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 70 miles [112.7 km]<2> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Villa Ridge to Jefferson City, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take three full days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,470 miles [10,412.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,206 miles [11,596.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,087 miles [8,186.7 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 Villa Ridge. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Franklin County: www.franklinmo.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Villa Ridge 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.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Villa Ridge) 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 Villa Ridge. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Villa Ridge

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Villa Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4726, Longitude: -90.8868       In this case, the coordinates for Villa Ridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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 Villa Ridge 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 316.519 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.247 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.008 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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