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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 Vista, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Vista 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 Vista:
    • 37.989062, -93.663694
    • 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 Vista
  • 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 Vista ...

We have found nineteen communities that share the name Vista.

Within Missouri, the name Vista is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • San Diego County
      • This Vista is located in San Diego County and lies 1,360 miles [2,188.7 km]<1> to the west of the Vista that is located in Saint Clair County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vista
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Diego County community of Vista.
    • Florida
      • Levy County
      • This Vista is located in Levy County and lies 850 miles [1,367.9 km]<1> to the southeast of the Vista that is located in Saint Clair County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vista
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Levy County community of Vista.
    • Iowa
      • Buchanan County
      • This Vista is located in Buchanan County and lies 318 miles [511.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Vista that is located in Saint Clair County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vista
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Buchanan County community of Vista.
    • Manitoba
      • This Vista lies 938 miles [1,509.6 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Vista that is located in Saint Clair County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vista
    • Michigan
      • Dickinson 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 Vista [Dickinson County].
    • Minnesota
      • Waseca County
      • This Vista is located in Waseca County and lies 412 miles [663 km]<1> to the north of the Vista that is located in Saint Clair County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vista
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Waseca County community of Vista.
    • Montana
      • Flathead County
      • This Vista is located in Flathead County and lies 1,262 miles [2,031 km]<1> to the northwest of the Vista that is located in Saint Clair County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vista
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Flathead County community of Vista.
      • Lewis and Clark County
      • This Vista is located in Lewis and Clark County and lies 1,094 miles [1,760.6 km] to the northwest of the Vista that is located in Saint Clair County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vista
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis and Clark County community of Vista.
    • Nevada
      • Washoe County
      • This Vista is located in Washoe County and lies 1,401 miles [2,254.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Vista that is located in Saint Clair County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vista
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washoe County community of Vista.
    • New Mexico
      • Grant County
      • This Vista is located in Grant County and lies 932 miles [1,499.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Vista that is located in Saint Clair County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vista
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Vista.
    • New York
      • Westchester County
      • This Vista is located in Westchester County and lies 1,092 miles [1,757.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Vista that is located in Saint Clair County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vista
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westchester County community of Vista.
    • North Carolina
      • Pender 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 North Carolina community of Vista [Pender County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Pottawatomie 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 Oklahoma community of Vista [Pottawatomie County].
    • Oregon
      • Marion 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 Oregon community of Vista [Marion County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Westmoreland County
      • This Vista is located in Westmoreland County and lies 758 miles [1,219.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Vista that is located in Saint Clair County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vista
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westmoreland County community of Vista.
    • Texas
      • Hamilton County
      • This Vista is located in Hamilton County and lies 515 miles [828.8 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Vista that is located in Saint Clair County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vista
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Vista.
    • Utah
      • Grand County
      • This Vista is located in Grand County and lies 867 miles [1,395.3 km]<1> to the west of the Vista that is located in Saint Clair County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vista
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grand County community of Vista.
    • Washington
      • Benton County
      • This Vista is located in Benton County and lies 1,418 miles [2,282 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Vista that is located in Saint Clair County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vista
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Vista.
    • West Virginia
      • Raleigh 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 West Virginia community of Vista [Raleigh County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Vista ...

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.

  • Birdsong [Saint Clair County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birdsong
    • Birdsong [Saint Clair County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Vista
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birdsong have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birdsong
  • Blackjack [Saint Clair County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackjack
    • Blackjack [Saint Clair County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Vista
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackjack have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackjack
  • Butcher [Hickory County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butcher
    • Butcher [Hickory County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Vista
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butcher have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butcher
  • Chalk Level [Saint Clair County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chalk Level
    • Chalk Level [Saint Clair County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Vista
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chalk Level have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chalk Level
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Crooks Springs [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crooks Springs
      • Crooks Springs [Saint Clair County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crooks Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crooks Springs
    • Hardyville [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardyville
      • Hardyville [Saint Clair County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardyville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardyville
    • Harper [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harper
      • Harper [Saint Clair County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harper have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
    • Story [Saint Clair County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Story
      • Story [Saint Clair County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Story have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Terry [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry
      • Terry [Saint Clair County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry
    • Topper [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Topper
      • Topper [Saint Clair County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Vista
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Topper have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Topper

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 Vista. 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 ...
    • Edgar Buchanan     (Actor, singer, dentist)
    • Sally Rand     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Elkton (Missouri) on Sunday April 3, 1904 and died in Glendora (California) on Friday August 31, 1979 at the age of 75. She is buried at Oakdale Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Elkton is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Vista.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sally Rand<4>
    • Evelyn Lutman Roberts     (Evangelist)
      • Evangelist. She was born in Warsaw (Missouri) on Sunday April 22, 1917 and died in Irvine (California) on Wednesday May 4, 2005 at the age of 88. She is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Tulsa County, Oklahoma).
      • Warsaw is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Vista.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Evelyn Lutman Roberts<4>

How Far From Vista 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 village such as Vista to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Osceola, which is the Seat of Saint Clair County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 90 miles [144.8 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Vista to Jefferson City, with an average speed<5>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 most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 900 miles [1,448.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,597 miles [10,616.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,337 miles [11,807.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,222 miles [8,404 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Vista. 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 '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- Vista) 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 Vista. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vista

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vista. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9891, Longitude: -93.6637       In this case, the coordinates for Vista 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 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 Vista 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>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.
<4>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.
<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 Vista 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 318.341 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.288 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.427 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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