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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 Waldron, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Waldron 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 Waldron:
    • 39.222225, -94.793295
    • 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 Waldron
  • 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 Waldron ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Waldron.

Within Missouri, the name Waldron is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Scott County
      • This Waldron is located in Scott County and lies 300 miles [482.8 km]<1> to the south of the Waldron that is located in Platte County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Waldron.
    • Illinois
      • Stark 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 Illinois community of Waldron [Stark County].
    • Indiana
      • Shelby County
      • This Waldron is located in Shelby County and lies 487 miles [783.8 km]<1> to the east of the Waldron that is located in Platte County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Waldron.
    • Kansas
      • Harper County
      • This Waldron is located in Harper County and lies 239 miles [384.6 km]<1> to the southwest of the Waldron that is located in Platte County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harper County community of Waldron.
    • Michigan
      • Hillsdale County
      • This Waldron is located in Hillsdale County and lies 571 miles [918.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Waldron that is located in Platte County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsdale County community of Waldron.
    • Oklahoma
      • Alfalfa 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 Oklahoma community of Waldron [Alfalfa County].
    • Oregon
      • Benton 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 Oregon community of Waldron [Benton County].
      • Crook County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Waldron [Crook County].
      • Wheeler 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 Oregon community of Waldron [Wheeler County].
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Waldron lies 885 miles [1,424.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Waldron that is located in Platte County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldron
    • Washington
      • San Juan County
      • This Waldron is located in San Juan County and lies 1,536 miles [2,472 km]<1> to the northwest of the Waldron that is located in Platte County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldron
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Juan County community of Waldron.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Waldron ...

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.

  • Highland [Leavenworth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
    • Highland [Leavenworth County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Waldron
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
  • Houston Lake [Platte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houston Lake
    • Houston Lake [Platte County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Waldron
    • Estimated population in 2019: 247 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houston Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston Lake
  • Linkville [Platte County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linkville
    • Linkville [Platte County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Waldron
  • Maywood [Leavenworth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maywood
    • Maywood [Leavenworth County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Waldron
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maywood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maywood
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    • Piper [Wyandotte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piper
      • Piper [Wyandotte County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Waldron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piper have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piper
    • Stone [Leavenworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone
      • Stone [Leavenworth County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Waldron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stone
    • Stony Point [Wyandotte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Point
      • Stony Point [Wyandotte County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Waldron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stony Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Point
    • Tarrytown [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tarrytown
      • Tarrytown [Platte County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Waldron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tarrytown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tarrytown
    • Tiffany Springs [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiffany Springs
      • Tiffany Springs [Platte County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Waldron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiffany Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiffany Springs
    • Victory Junction [Leavenworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victory Junction
      • Victory Junction [Leavenworth County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Waldron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Victory Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Victory Junction
    • Vinewood [Wyandotte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinewood
      • Vinewood [Wyandotte County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Waldron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vinewood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinewood

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 Waldron. 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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    • Dorothy Abbott     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Thursday December 16, 1920 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday December 15, 1968 at the age of 48. She is buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Kansas City is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Waldron.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Abbott<5>
    • Harold Kenneth Ashby     (Musician)
    • John Ashley     (Actor, producer, singer)
      • Actor, producer, singer. He was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Tueday December 25, 1934 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday October 4, 1997 at the age of 62. He is buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Kansas City is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Waldron.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Ashley<5>
    • Ralph Barton     (Cartoonist, illustrator)
      • Cartoonist, illustrator. He was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Friday August 14, 1891 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday May 20, 1931 at the age of 39. He is buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Kansas City is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Waldron.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Barton<5>
    • Hugh Beaumont     (Actor, director, writer)
      • Actor, director, writer. He was born in Eudora (Kansas) on Tueday February 16, 1909 and died in Munich (Germany) on Friday May 14, 1982 at the age of 73. The body was cremated.
      • Eudora is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Waldron.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hugh Beaumont<5>
    • Jacob Peter 'Jake' Beckley     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born on Sunday August 4, 1867 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Tueday June 25, 1918 at the age of 50. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Marion County, Missouri).
      • Kansas City is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Waldron.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jacob Peter 'Jake' Beckley<5>
    • Noah Nicholas Beery, Sr.     (Actor)
    • Wallace Beery     (Oscar winning actor)
    • Robert Russell Bennett     (Composer)
      • Composer. He was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Friday June 15, 1894 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday August 18, 1981 at the age of 87. He is buried at Green - Wood Cemetery (Kings County, New York).
      • Kansas City is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Waldron.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Russell Bennett<5>
    • Connee Boswell     (Singer, actress)
      • Singer, actress. She was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Tueday December 3, 1907 and died in New York (New York) on Monday October 11, 1976 at the age of 68. She is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Kansas City is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Waldron.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Connee Boswell<5>
    • Harold Vincent 'Hal' Boyle     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Monday July 24, 1911 and died in New York (New York) on Monday April 1, 1974 at the age of 62. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Kansas City is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Waldron.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Vincent 'Hal' Boyle<5>
    • Addison Foster Brennan     (Major League Baseball)
    • Jim Bridger     (Frontiersman, explorer)
      • Frontiersman, explorer. He was born in Richmond (Virginia) on Saturday March 17, 1804 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Sunday July 17, 1881 at the age of 77. He is buried at Mt. Washington Forever Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Kansas City is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Waldron.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Bridger<5>

How Far From Waldron to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Platte City, which is the Seat of Platte County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Waldron to Platte City, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 147 miles [236.6 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 950 miles [1,528.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 54 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,573 miles [10,578.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,319 miles [11,778.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,209 miles [8,383.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Missouri

About Platte County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Platte County: www.co.platte.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Waldron) 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 Waldron. 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 Waldron

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waldron. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2222, Longitude: -94.7933       In this case, the coordinates for Waldron 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 Waldron, 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Waldron 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>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 Waldron 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 319.185 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.425 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.744 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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