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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 Washington Center, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Washington Center 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 Washington Center:
    • 40.426941, -94.156898
    • 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 Washington Center
  • 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 Washington Center ...

We have found three communities that share the name Washington Center.

Within Missouri, the name Washington Center is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Noble County
      • This Washington Center is located in Noble County and lies 450 miles [724.2 km]<1> to the east of the Washington Center that is located in Harrison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington Center
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Noble County community of Washington Center.
      • Whitley County
      • This Washington Center is located in Whitley County and lies 454 miles [730.6 km] to the east of the Washington Center that is located in Harrison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington Center
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whitley County community of Washington Center.
    • Kansas
      • Washington 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 Washington Center [Washington County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Washington Center ...

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.

  • Bethany [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethany
    • Bethany [Harrison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Washington Center
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,062 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethany have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethany<4>
  • Eagleville [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagleville
    • Eagleville [Harrison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Washington Center
    • Estimated population in 2019: 300 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagleville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagleville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagleville<4>
  • Lee [Ringgold County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee
    • Lee [Ringgold County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Washington Center
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Lone Star [Gentry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Star
    • Lone Star [Gentry County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Washington Center
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Star have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Star
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Martinsville [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsville
      • Martinsville [Harrison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Washington Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsville
    • Pinhook [Gentry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinhook
      • Pinhook [Gentry County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Washington Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinhook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinhook
    • Prohibition City [Worth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prohibition City
      • Prohibition City [Worth County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Washington Center
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prohibition City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prohibition City
    • Worth [Worth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Worth
      • Worth [Worth County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Washington Center
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worth

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 Washington Center. 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 ...
    • Clarence Everett 'Yam' Yaryan     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Knowlton (Iowa) on Saturday November 5, 1892 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday November 16, 1964 at the age of 72. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Knowlton is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Washington Center.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clarence Everett 'Yam' Yaryan<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Bethany, which is the Seat of Harrison County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Washington Center to Bethany, 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 165 miles [265.5 km] to the southeast (SE). 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 914 miles [1,470.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,488 miles [10,441.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,235 miles [11,643.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,128 miles [8,252.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Missouri

About Harrison County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Washington Center. 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- Washington Center) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Washington Center. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4269, Longitude: -94.1569       In this case, the coordinates for Washington Center 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 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 Washington Center 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>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 Washington Center 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 318.811 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.149 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.185 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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