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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 Wanamaker, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Wanamaker 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 Wanamaker:
    • 38.940297, -93.189926
    • 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 Wanamaker
  • 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 Wanamaker ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Wanamaker.

Within Missouri, the name Wanamaker is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Marion County
      • This Wanamaker is located in Marion County and lies 387 miles [622.8 km]<1> to the east of the Wanamaker that is located in Saline County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wanamaker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Wanamaker.
    • Iowa
      • Ringgold County
      • This Wanamaker is located in Ringgold County and lies 127 miles [204.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Wanamaker that is located in Saline County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wanamaker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ringgold County community of Wanamaker.
    • Kansas
      • Shawnee 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 Kansas community of Wanamaker [Shawnee County].
    • Kentucky
      • Webster County
      • This Wanamaker is located in Webster County and lies 313 miles [503.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Wanamaker that is located in Saline County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wanamaker
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Webster County community of Wanamaker.
    • Maryland
      • Wicomico 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 Maryland community of Wanamaker [Wicomico County].
    • Mississippi
      • Tunica 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 Mississippi community of Wanamaker [Tunica County].
    • North Carolina
      • Montgomery 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 Wanamaker [Montgomery County].
    • Ohio
      • Monroe 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 Ohio community of Wanamaker [Monroe County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Kingfisher 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 Wanamaker [Kingfisher County].
    • South Carolina
      • Horry 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 South Carolina community of Wanamaker [Horry County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wanamaker ...

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.

  • Blue Lick [Saline County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Lick
    • Blue Lick [Saline County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Wanamaker
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Lick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Lick
  • Hughesville [Pettis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hughesville
    • Hughesville [Pettis County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Wanamaker
    • Estimated population in 2019: 189 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hughesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hughesville
  • Longwood [Pettis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longwood
    • Longwood [Pettis County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Wanamaker
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longwood
  • Marshall Junction [Saline County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall Junction
    • Marshall Junction [Saline County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Wanamaker
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshall Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall Junction
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Nelson [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nelson
      • Nelson [Saline County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Wanamaker
      • Estimated population in 2019: 183 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
    • Newland [Pettis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newland
      • Newland [Pettis County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Wanamaker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newland
    • Pipertown [Saline County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pipertown
      • Pipertown [Saline County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Wanamaker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pipertown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Postal [Pettis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Postal
      • Postal [Pettis County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Wanamaker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Postal have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Postal
    • Ridge Prairie [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridge Prairie
      • Ridge Prairie [Saline County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Wanamaker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridge Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridge Prairie

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 Wanamaker. 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 ...
    • Lucille Drew     (Screenwriter, actress)
      • Screenwriter, actress. She was born in Sedalia (Missouri) on Friday April 18, 1890 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Tueday November 3, 1925 at the age of 35. She is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Pettis County, Missouri).
      • Sedalia is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Wanamaker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lucille Drew<4>
    • Noble Johnson     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Marshall (Missouri) on Monday April 18, 1881 and died in Yucaipa (California) on Monday January 9, 1978 at the age of 96. He is buried at Eternal Valley Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Marshall is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Wanamaker.
    • C.T. Vivian     (Minister, author, activist)
      • Minister, author, activist. He was born in Boonville (Missouri) on Wednesday July 30, 1924 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Friday July 17, 2020 at the age of 96. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Boonville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Wanamaker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: C.T. Vivian<4>
    • Zack 'Buck' Wheat     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Hamilton (Missouri) on Wednesday May 23, 1888 and died in Sedalia (Missouri) on Saturday March 11, 1972 at the age of 83. He is buried at Forest Hill & Calvary Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Sedalia is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Wanamaker.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Zack 'Buck' Wheat<4>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<5> community of Wanamaker once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Wanamaker and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Marshall, which is the Seat of Saline County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Wanamaker to Marshall, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 60 miles [96.6 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 50 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,531 miles [10,510.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,273 miles [11,704.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,158 miles [8,301 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Missouri

About Saline County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Wanamaker) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wanamaker. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9403, Longitude: -93.1899       In this case, the coordinates for Wanamaker 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 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 Wanamaker 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>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 Wanamaker, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Wanamaker 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 318.078 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.109 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.012 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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