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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 Wanda, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Wanda 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 Wanda:
    • 36.810624, -94.199658
    • 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 Wanda
  • 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 Wanda ...

We have found five communities that share the name Wanda.

Within Missouri, the name Wanda is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Orange County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Wanda [Orange County].
    • Illinois
      • Madison County
      • This Wanda is located in Madison County and lies 266 miles [428.1 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Wanda that is located in Newton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wanda
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Wanda.
    • Minnesota
      • Redwood County
      • This Wanda is located in Redwood County and lies 520 miles [836.9 km]<2> to the north of the Wanda that is located in Newton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wanda
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Redwood County community of Wanda.
    • Ontario
      • This Wanda lies 937 miles [1,508 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Wanda that is located in Newton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wanda
    • West Virginia
      • Logan County
      • This Wanda is located in Logan County and lies 677 miles [1,089.5 km]<2> to the east of the Wanda that is located in Newton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wanda
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Wanda.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wanda ...

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.

  • Aroma [Newton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aroma
    • Aroma [Newton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Wanda
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aroma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aroma
  • Boulder City [Newton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boulder City
    • Boulder City [Newton County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Wanda
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boulder City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boulder City
  • Chester [Newton County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
    • Chester [Newton County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Wanda
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chester have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Christopher [Newton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christopher
    • Christopher [Newton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Wanda
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christopher have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christopher
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • June [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for June
      • June [Newton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Wanda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for June have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on June
    • Longview [McDonald County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longview
      • Longview [McDonald County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Wanda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longview
    • Pioneer [Barry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pioneer
      • Pioneer [Barry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Wanda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pioneer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
    • Rocky Comfort [McDonald County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Comfort
      • Rocky Comfort [McDonald County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Wanda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Comfort have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Comfort
    • Stark City [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stark City
      • Stark City [Newton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Wanda
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stark City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stark City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stark City<4>
    • Sunrise [Barry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise
      • Sunrise [Barry County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Wanda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunrise have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunrise
    • Sweetwater [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetwater
      • Sweetwater [Newton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Wanda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetwater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetwater

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 Wanda. 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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    • Ferrell Jack 'Andy' Anderson     (Major League Baseball)
    • Lloyd William Barker     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in Aurora (Missouri) on Wednesday March 16, 1898 and died on Friday March 18, 1949 at the age of 51. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Adams County, Colorado).
      • Aurora is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Wanda.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lloyd William Barker<5>
    • George Washington Carver     (Scientist, inventor)
      • Scientist, inventor. He was born in Diamond (Missouri) on Tueday July 12, 1864 and died in Tuskegee (Alabama) on Tueday January 5, 1943 at the age of 78.
      • Diamond is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Wanda.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Carver<5>
    • Henry Clay Gilliland     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Granby (Missouri) on Tueday March 11, 1845 and died in Altus (Oklahoma) on Monday April 21, 1924 at the age of 79. He is buried at Altus City Cemetery (Jackson County, Oklahoma).
      • Granby is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Wanda.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry Clay Gilliland<5>
    • Dabbs Greer     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Fairview (Missouri) on Monday April 2, 1917 and died in Pasadena (California) on Saturday April 28, 2007 at the age of 90. He is buried at Peace Valley Cemetery (McDonald County, Missouri).
      • Fairview is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Wanda.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dabbs Greer<5>
    • Karl Hackett     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Carthage (Missouri) on Tueday September 5, 1893 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday October 24, 1948 at the age of 55. He is buried at Los Angeles National Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Carthage is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Wanda.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Karl Hackett<5>
    • Elva Miller     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Joplin (Missouri) on Saturday October 5, 1907 and died in Vista (California) on Saturday July 5, 1997 at the age of 89. She is buried at Pomona Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Joplin is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Wanda.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elva Miller<5>
    • Arnold Malcom 'Mickey' Owen     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Nixa (Missouri) on Tueday April 4, 1916 and died in Mount Vernon (Missouri) on Wednesday July 13, 2005 at the age of 89.
      • Mount Vernon is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Wanda.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arnold Malcom 'Mickey' Owen<5>
    • Marlin Perkins     (Scientist, TV Host)
      • Scientist, TV Host. He was born in Carthage (Missouri) on Tueday March 28, 1905 and died in Clayton (Missouri) on Saturday June 14, 1986 at the age of 81. He is buried at Park Cemetery (Jasper County, Missouri).
      • Carthage is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Wanda.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marlin Perkins<5>
    • Harvey Phillips     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Aurora (Missouri) on Monday December 2, 1929 and died in Bloomington (Indiana) on Wednesday October 20, 2010 at the age of 80. He is buried at Clear Creek Cemetery (Monroe County, Indiana).
      • Aurora is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Wanda.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harvey Phillips<5>
    • Dennis Weaver     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Joplin (Missouri) on Wednesday June 4, 1924 and died in Ridgway (Colorado) on Friday February 24, 2006 at the age of 81. The body was cremated.
      • Joplin is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Wanda.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Weaver<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Neosho, which is the Seat of Newton County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Wanda to Neosho, 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 164 miles [263.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 945 miles [1,520.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 54 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,677 miles [10,745.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,416 miles [11,934.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,298 miles [8,526.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Wanda, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wanda) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wanda. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8106, Longitude: -94.1997       In this case, the coordinates for Wanda have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Wanda 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 318.617 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.455 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.895 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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