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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 Walkersville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Walkersville 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 Walkersville:
    • 39.740594, -92.068507
    • 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 Walkersville
  • 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 Walkersville ...

We have found six communities that share the name Walkersville.

Within Missouri, the name Walkersville is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Pierce County
      • This Walkersville is located in Pierce County and lies 795 miles [1,279.4 km]<1> to the southeast of the Walkersville that is located in Shelby County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkersville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pierce County community of Walkersville.
    • Maryland
      • Frederick County
      • This Walkersville is located in Frederick County and lies 782 miles [1,258.5 km]<1> to the east of the Walkersville that is located in Shelby County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkersville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frederick County community of Walkersville.
    • North Carolina
      • Union 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 North Carolina community of Walkersville [Union County].
    • South Carolina
      • Greenville 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 South Carolina community of Walkersville [Greenville County].
    • Tennessee
      • Coffee 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 Tennessee community of Walkersville [Coffee County].
    • West Virginia
      • Lewis County
      • This Walkersville is located in Lewis County and lies 622 miles [1,001 km]<1> to the east of the Walkersville that is located in Shelby County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkersville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis County community of Walkersville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Walkersville ...

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.

  • Cherry Box [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Box
    • Cherry Box [Shelby County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Walkersville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Box have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Box
  • Clapper [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clapper
    • Clapper [Monroe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Walkersville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clapper have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clapper
  • Clarence [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarence
    • Clarence [Shelby County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Walkersville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 750 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarence have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarence<5>
  • Enterprise [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
    • Enterprise [Shelby County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Walkersville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Heather [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heather
      • Heather [Marion County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Walkersville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heather have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heather
    • Hebron [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Shelby County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Walkersville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
    • Kirby [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirby
      • Kirby [Shelby County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Walkersville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirby have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirby
    • Leonard [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leonard
      • Leonard [Shelby County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Walkersville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 57 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leonard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leonard<5>
    • Longville [Macon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longville
      • Longville [Macon County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Walkersville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Maud [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maud
      • Maud [Shelby County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Walkersville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maud have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maud
    • Woodlawn [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn [Monroe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Walkersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn

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 Walkersville. 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 ...
    • Jane Darwell     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Palmyra (Missouri) on Wednesday August 13, 1879 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Sunday August 13, 1967 at the age of 88. She is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Palmyra is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Walkersville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jane Darwell<6>
    • Lester Dent     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in La Plata (Missouri) on Wednesday October 12, 1904 and died in Kirksville (Missouri) on Wednesday March 11, 1959 at the age of 54.
      • La Plata is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Walkersville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lester Dent<6>
    • Jim Dooley     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Stoutsville (Missouri) on Saturday February 8, 1930 and died in Lake Forest (Illinois) on Tueday January 8, 2008 at the age of 77. He is buried at Rosehill Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Stoutsville is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Walkersville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Dooley<6>
    • Mark Twain     (Author, humorist)
      • Author, humorist. He was born in Florida (Missouri) on Monday November 30, 1835 and died in Redding (Connecticut) on Thursday April 21, 1910 at the age of 74. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Chemung County, New York).
      • Florida is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Walkersville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mark Twain<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Shelbyville, which is the Seat of Shelby County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 80 miles [128.7 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Walkersville to Jefferson City, with an average speed<7>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 5 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 804 miles [1,293.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,449 miles [10,378.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,191 miles [11,572.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,077 miles [8,170.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Missouri

About Shelby County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Walkersville. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Walkersville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walkersville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7406, Longitude: -92.0685       In this case, the coordinates for Walkersville 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 Walkersville, 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 Walkersville 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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Walkersville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.36 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.387 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.295 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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