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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 Vinita Park, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Vinita Park 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 Vinita Park:
    • 38.689092, -90.340026
    • 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 Vinita Park
  • 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 Vinita Park ...

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.

  • Cool Valley [Saint Louis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cool Valley
    • Cool Valley [Saint Louis County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Vinita Park
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,130 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cool Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cool Valley
  • Fountain Park [Saint Louis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Park
    • Fountain Park [Saint Louis County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Vinita Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fountain Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Park
  • Hi-Pointe [Saint Louis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hi-Pointe
    • Hi-Pointe [Saint Louis County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Vinita Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hi-Pointe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hi-Pointe
  • Jennings [Saint Louis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jennings
    • Jennings [Saint Louis County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Vinita Park
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,575 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jennings have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jennings
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    • Mary Ridge [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mary Ridge
      • Mary Ridge [Saint Louis County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Vinita Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mary Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mary Ridge
    • Normandy [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Normandy
      • Normandy [Saint Louis County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Vinita Park
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,838 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Normandy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Normandy
    • Overland [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overland
      • Overland [Saint Louis County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Vinita Park
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,551 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Overland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overland
    • Pagedale [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pagedale
      • Pagedale [Saint Louis County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Vinita Park
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,291 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pagedale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pagedale
    • Pine Lawn [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Lawn
      • Pine Lawn [Saint Louis County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Vinita Park
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,593 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Lawn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Lawn
    • Sycamore Hills [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sycamore Hills
      • Sycamore Hills [Saint Louis County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Vinita Park
      • Estimated population in 2019: 653 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sycamore Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sycamore Hills
    • University City [Saint Louis City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University City
      • University City [Saint Louis City] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Vinita Park
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,165 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University City
    • Wells-Goodfellow [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wells-Goodfellow
      • Wells-Goodfellow [Saint Louis County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Vinita Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wells-Goodfellow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wells-Goodfellow

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 Vinita Park. 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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    • Kathryn Adams     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Thursday May 25, 1893 and died in Hollywood (California) on Tueday February 17, 1959 at the age of 65. She is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Saint Louis is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Vinita Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kathryn Adams<3>
    • Thomas 'Tom' Allen     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Birmingham (England) on Thursday April 23, 1840 and died in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Sunday April 5, 1903 at the age of 63. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Saint Louis is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Vinita Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas 'Tom' Allen<3>
    • Joseph H. 'Joe' Astroth, Sr.     (Major League Baseball)
    • King Baggot     (Actor, director, screenwriter)
      • Actor, director, screenwriter. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Friday November 7, 1879 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday July 11, 1948 at the age of 68. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Saint Louis is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Vinita Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: King Baggot<3>
    • Martine Bartlett     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Friday April 24, 1925 and died in Tempe (Arizona) on Monday June 5, 2006 at the age of 81. She is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Saint Louis is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Vinita Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martine Bartlett<3>
    • William Leer 'Beverly' Bayne     (Major League Baseball)
    • August H. Becker     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Bonn (Germany) on Saturday February 13, 1836 and died in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Saturday October 3, 1903 at the age of 67. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Saint Louis is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Vinita Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: August H. Becker<3>
    • Larry Benton     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Saturday November 20, 1897 and died in Amberley (Ohio) on Friday April 3, 1953 at the age of 55. He is buried at St. Joseph Cemetery (Hamilton County, Ohio).
      • Saint Louis is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Vinita Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Larry Benton<3>
    • Lawrence James 'Larry' Benton     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Saturday November 20, 1897 and died in Amberley (Ohio) on Friday April 3, 1953 at the age of 55. He is buried at St. Joseph Cemetery (Hamilton County, Ohio).
      • Saint Louis is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Vinita Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence James 'Larry' Benton<3>
    • Lawrence Peter 'Yogi' Berra     (Major League Baseball)
    • 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Vinita Park.
      • Wentzville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Vinita Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chuck Berry<3>
    • Fred Berry     (Actor)
    • Johnny Black     (Songwriter)
      • Songwriter. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Wednesday September 30, 1891 and died in Hamilton (Ohio) on Tueday June 9, 1936 at the age of 44. He is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery (Hamilton County, Ohio).
      • Saint Louis is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Vinita Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Black<3>

How Far From Vinita Park 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 city such as Vinita Park to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Clayton, which is the Seat of Saint Louis County and lies just to the South.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 99 miles [159.3 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Vinita Park to Jefferson City, with an average speed<4>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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,439 miles [10,362.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,174 miles [11,545.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,055 miles [8,135.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Vinita Park. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Saint Louis County: www.co.st-louis.mo.us/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Vinita Park) 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 Vinita Park. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vinita Park

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vinita Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6891, Longitude: -90.3400       In this case, the coordinates for Vinita Park 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Vinita Park to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.168 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.873 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.701 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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