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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 Walnut, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Walnut 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 Walnut:
    • 39.990308, -92.718250
    • 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 Walnut
  • 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 Walnut ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Walnut.

Within Missouri, the name Walnut is unique.

Beyond Missouri, we know of another 25 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 25 communities, 24 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Coconino County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arizona community of Walnut [Coconino County].
    • Arkansas
      • Newton County
      • This Walnut is located in Newton County and lies 292 miles [469.9 km]<2> to the south of the Walnut that is located in Macon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newton County community of Walnut.
    • California
      • Los Angeles County
      • This Walnut is located in Los Angeles County and lies 1,441 miles [2,319.1 km]<2> to the west of the Walnut that is located in Macon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Los Angeles County community of Walnut.
    • Georgia
      • Lumpkin County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Walnut [Lumpkin County].
    • Illinois
      • Bureau County
      • This Walnut is located in Bureau County and lies 196 miles [315.4 km]<2> to the northeast of the Walnut that is located in Macon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bureau County community of Walnut.
      • Tazewell County
      • This Walnut is located in Tazewell County and lies 179 miles [288.1 km] to the east northeast of the Walnut that is located in Macon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tazewell County community of Walnut.
    • Indiana
      • Marshall County
      • This Walnut is located in Marshall County and lies 350 miles [563.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Walnut that is located in Macon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Walnut.
    • Iowa
      • Pottawattamie County
      • This Walnut is located in Pottawattamie County and lies 166 miles [267.2 km]<2> to the northwest of the Walnut that is located in Macon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pottawattamie County community of Walnut.
    • Kansas
      • Butler County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Walnut [Butler County].
      • Crawford County
      • This Walnut is located in Crawford County and lies 208 miles [334.7 km]<2> to the southwest of the Walnut that is located in Macon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crawford County community of Walnut.
    • Maryland
      • Wicomico County
      • This Walnut is located in Wicomico County and lies 918 miles [1,477.4 km]<2> to the east of the Walnut that is located in Macon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wicomico County community of Walnut.
    • Michigan
      • Oakland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Walnut [Oakland County].
    • Mississippi
      • Quitman County
      • This Walnut is located in Quitman County and lies 423 miles [680.8 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Walnut that is located in Macon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Quitman County community of Walnut.
      • Tippah County
      • This Walnut is located in Tippah County and lies 405 miles [651.8 km] to the south southeast of the Walnut that is located in Macon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tippah County community of Walnut.
    • Nebraska
      • Knox County
      • This Walnut is located in Knox County and lies 335 miles [539.1 km]<2> to the northwest of the Walnut that is located in Macon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Walnut.
    • North Carolina
      • Madison County
      • This Walnut is located in Madison County and lies 613 miles [986.5 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Walnut that is located in Macon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Walnut.
    • Ohio
      • Fairfield County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Fairfield County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Walnut.
      • Pickaway County
      • This Walnut is located in Pickaway County and lies 523 miles [841.7 km]<2> to the east of the Walnut that is located in Macon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pickaway County community of Walnut.
    • Oklahoma
      • Roger Mills County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Walnut [Roger Mills County].
    • Ontario
      • This Walnut lies 594 miles [956 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Walnut that is located in Macon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
    • Pennsylvania
      • Beaver County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Walnut [Beaver County].
      • Juniata County
      • This Walnut is located in Juniata County and lies 802 miles [1,290.7 km]<2> to the east of the Walnut that is located in Macon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Juniata County community of Walnut.
    • Texas
      • Bosque County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Walnut [Bosque County].
    • West Virginia
      • Calhoun County
      • This Walnut is located in Calhoun County and lies 628 miles [1,010.7 km]<2> to the east of the Walnut that is located in Macon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Walnut.
      • Pocahontas County
      • This Walnut is located in Pocahontas County and lies 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the east of the Walnut that is located in Macon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pocahontas County community of Walnut.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Walnut ...

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.

  • Cash [Macon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cash
    • Cash [Macon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Walnut
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cash have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cash
  • Cottage [Macon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottage
    • Cottage [Macon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Walnut
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottage have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage
  • Dart [Adair County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dart
    • Dart [Adair County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Walnut
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dart have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Elmer [Macon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmer
    • Elmer [Macon County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Walnut
    • Estimated population in 2019: 77 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmer
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Ethel [Macon County]
    • Hart [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hart
      • Hart [Macon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Walnut
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hart have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hart
    • Mercyville [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mercyville
      • Mercyville [Macon County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Walnut
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mercyville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mercyville
    • Plainview [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainview
      • Plainview [Macon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Walnut
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainview
    • Zig [Adair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zig
      • Zig [Adair County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Walnut
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zig have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zig

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 Walnut. 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 ...
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Walnut.
      • Kirksville is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Walnut.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lester Dent<6>
    • Geraldine Page     (Oscar winning actress)
      • Oscar winning actress. She was born in Kirksville (Missouri) on Saturday November 22, 1924 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday June 13, 1987 at the age of 62. The body was cremated.
      • Kirksville is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Walnut.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Geraldine Page<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Macon, which is the Seat of Macon County and lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Walnut to Macon, with an average speed<7> 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 most of a day.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 101 miles [162.5 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 838 miles [1,348.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,460 miles [10,396.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,204 miles [11,593.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,091 miles [8,193.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Missouri

About Macon County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Walnut 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.
<2>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- Walnut) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walnut. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9903, Longitude: -92.7182       In this case, the coordinates for Walnut have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Walnut, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Walnut 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 317.809 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.937 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.559 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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