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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 Washburn, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Washburn 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 Washburn:
    • 36.588504, -93.966180
    • 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 Washburn
  • 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 Washburn ...

We have found eighteen communities that share the name Washburn.

Within Missouri, the name Washburn is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Sebastian County
      • This Washburn is located in Sebastian County and lies 98 miles [157.7 km]<1> to the south of the Washburn that is located in Barry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sebastian County community of Washburn.
    • Colorado
      • Arapahoe 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 Colorado community of Washburn [Arapahoe County].
    • Illinois
      • Woodford County
      • This Washburn is located in Woodford County and lies 390 miles [627.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Washburn that is located in Barry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Woodford County community of Washburn.
    • Iowa
      • Black Hawk County
      • This Washburn is located in Black Hawk County and lies 412 miles [663 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Washburn that is located in Barry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Black Hawk County community of Washburn.
    • Kansas
      • Bourbon 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 Washburn [Bourbon County].
      • Wichita 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 Kansas community of Washburn [Wichita County].
    • Louisiana
      • De Soto Parish
      • 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 Louisiana community of Washburn [De Soto Parish].
    • Maine
      • Aroostook County
      • This Washburn is located in Aroostook County and lies 1,496 miles [2,407.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Washburn that is located in Barry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aroostook County community of Washburn.
    • Minnesota
      • Hennepin 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 Minnesota community of Washburn [Hennepin County].
    • New York
      • Chautauqua 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 New York community of Washburn [Chautauqua County].
    • North Carolina
      • Cleveland County
      • This Washburn is located in Cleveland County and lies 694 miles [1,116.9 km]<1> to the east of the Washburn that is located in Barry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cleveland County community of Washburn.
      • Rutherford County
      • This Washburn is located in Rutherford County and lies 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the east of the Washburn that is located in Barry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rutherford County community of Washburn.
    • North Dakota
      • McLean County
      • This Washburn is located in McLean County and lies 822 miles [1,322.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Washburn that is located in Barry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McLean County community of Washburn.
    • Ontario
      • This Washburn lies 1,068 miles [1,718.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Washburn that is located in Barry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn
    • Tennessee
      • Grainger County
      • This Washburn is located in Grainger County and lies 576 miles [927 km]<1> to the east of the Washburn that is located in Barry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grainger County community of Washburn.
    • Texas
      • Armstrong County
      • This Washburn is located in Armstrong County and lies 436 miles [701.7 km]<1> to the west of the Washburn that is located in Barry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Armstrong County community of Washburn.
    • West Virginia
      • Ritchie County
      • This Washburn is located in Ritchie County and lies 725 miles [1,166.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Washburn that is located in Barry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ritchie County community of Washburn.
    • Wisconsin
      • Bayfield County
      • This Washburn is located in Bayfield County and lies 714 miles [1,149.1 km]<1> to the north of the Washburn that is located in Barry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bayfield County community of Washburn.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Washburn ...

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.

  • Buttry [Benton County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buttry
    • Buttry [Benton County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Washburn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buttry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cove [McDonald County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cove
    • Cove [McDonald County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Washburn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cove
  • Elkhorn Tavern [Benton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn Tavern
    • Elkhorn Tavern [Benton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Washburn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkhorn Tavern have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn Tavern
  • Hill Top [Benton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill Top
    • Hill Top [Benton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Washburn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill Top have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill Top
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hilltop [Barry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilltop
      • Hilltop [Barry County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Washburn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilltop have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilltop
    • Jacket [McDonald County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacket
      • Jacket [McDonald County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Washburn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacket have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacket
    • Leetown [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leetown
      • Leetown [Benton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Washburn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leetown
    • Line Store [Benton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Line Store
      • Line Store [Benton County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Washburn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Line Store have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mayflower [Barry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayflower
      • Mayflower [Barry County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Washburn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayflower have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayflower
    • Vista Shores [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vista Shores
      • Vista Shores [Benton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Washburn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vista Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vista Shores

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 Washburn. 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 ...
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Washburn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lloyd William Barker<4>
    • Paul 'Daffy' Dean     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lucas (Arkansas) on Thursday August 14, 1913 and died in Springdale (Arkansas) on Tueday March 17, 1981 at the age of 67. He is buried at Oakland Memorial Cemetery (Johnson County, Arkansas).
      • Springdale is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Washburn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Daffy' Dean<4>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Washburn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry Clay Gilliland<4>
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Washburn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dabbs Greer<4>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Washburn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harvey Phillips<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Cassville, which is the Seat of Barry County and lies just to the Northeast.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 168 miles [270.4 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Washburn to Jefferson City, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 936 miles [1,506.3 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,680 miles [10,750.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,418 miles [11,938.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,299 miles [8,527.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Missouri

About Barry County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Washburn. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Washburn

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Washburn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5885, Longitude: -93.9662    
<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 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 Washburn 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>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.
<6>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 Washburn to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.444 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.225 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.824 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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