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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 Vulcan, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Vulcan 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 Vulcan:
    • 37.309494, -90.662619
    • 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 Vulcan
  • 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 Vulcan ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Vulcan.

Within Missouri, the name Vulcan is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jefferson County
      • This Vulcan is located in Jefferson County and lies 324 miles [521.4 km]<1> to the southeast of the Vulcan that is located in Iron County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vulcan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Vulcan.
    • Alberta
      • This Vulcan lies 1,433 miles [2,306.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Vulcan that is located in Iron County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vulcan
    • Colorado
      • Gunnison County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Vulcan [Gunnison County].
    • Georgia
      • Walker County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Vulcan [Walker County].
    • Illinois
      • Saint Clair County
      • This Vulcan is located in Saint Clair County and lies 87 miles [140 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Vulcan that is located in Iron County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vulcan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Clair County community of Vulcan.
    • Iowa
      • Keokuk County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Vulcan [Keokuk County].
    • Michigan
      • Dickinson County
      • This Vulcan is located in Dickinson County and lies 602 miles [968.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Vulcan that is located in Iron County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vulcan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dickinson County community of Vulcan.
    • Ohio
      • Columbiana County
      • This Vulcan is located in Columbiana County and lies 582 miles [936.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Vulcan that is located in Iron County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vulcan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbiana County community of Vulcan.
      • Lucas County
      • This Vulcan is located in Lucas County and lies 480 miles [772.5 km] to the northeast of the Vulcan that is located in Iron County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vulcan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lucas County community of Vulcan.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Schuylkill County
      • This Vulcan is located in Schuylkill County and lies 815 miles [1,311.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Vulcan that is located in Iron County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vulcan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Schuylkill County community of Vulcan.
    • Tennessee
      • Marion County
      • This Vulcan is located in Marion County and lies 327 miles [526.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Vulcan that is located in Iron County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vulcan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Vulcan.
    • Virginia
      • Orange County
      • This Vulcan is located in Orange County and lies 697 miles [1,121.7 km]<1> to the east of the Vulcan that is located in Iron County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vulcan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Vulcan.
    • West Virginia
      • Mingo County
      • This Vulcan is located in Mingo County and lies 468 miles [753.2 km]<1> to the east of the Vulcan that is located in Iron County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vulcan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mingo County community of Vulcan.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Vulcan ...

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.

  • Berryman [Iron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berryman
    • Berryman [Iron County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Vulcan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berryman have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berryman
  • Bounds [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bounds
    • Bounds [Wayne County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Vulcan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bounds have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bounds
  • Chloride [Iron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chloride
    • Chloride [Iron County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Vulcan
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chloride
  • Coldwater [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coldwater
    • Coldwater [Wayne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Vulcan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coldwater have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coldwater
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • French Mills [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for French Mills
      • French Mills [Madison County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Vulcan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on French Mills
    • Gads Hill [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gads Hill
      • Gads Hill [Wayne County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Vulcan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gads Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gads Hill
    • Glover [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glover
      • Glover [Iron County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Vulcan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glover have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glover
    • Head Ford [Wayne County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Head Ford
      • Head Ford [Wayne County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Vulcan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Head Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lake Springs [Reynolds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Springs
      • Lake Springs [Reynolds County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Vulcan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Springs
    • Marsh Creek [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marsh Creek
      • Marsh Creek [Madison County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Vulcan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marsh Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marsh Creek
    • Minimum [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minimum
      • Minimum [Iron County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Vulcan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minimum have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minimum
    • Rings [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rings
      • Rings [Wayne County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Vulcan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rings have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rings
    • Virginia Settlement [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia Settlement
      • Virginia Settlement [Wayne County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Vulcan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia Settlement have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia Settlement

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Ironton, which is the Seat of Iron County and lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Vulcan to Ironton, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 120 miles [193.1 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,520 miles [10,492.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,252 miles [11,671 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,130 miles [8,255.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vulcan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3095, Longitude: -90.6626       In this case, the coordinates for Vulcan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Vulcan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Vulcan 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.
<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>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 Vulcan 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 316.315 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.855 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.155 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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