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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 Wataga, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Wataga 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 Wataga:
    • 40.560562, -93.633277
    • 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 Wataga
  • 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 Wataga ...

We have found one communities that share the name Wataga.

Within Missouri, the name Wataga is unique.

Beyond Missouri, there is another community also named Wataga in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Knox County
      • This Wataga is located in Knox County and lies 178 miles [286.5 km]<1> to the east of the Wataga that is located in Mercer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wataga
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Wataga.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wataga ...

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.

  • Big Spring [Wayne County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Spring
    • Big Spring [Wayne County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Wataga
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Burrows [Mercer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burrows
    • Burrows [Mercer County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Wataga
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burrows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burrows
  • Galesburg [Putnam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galesburg
    • Galesburg [Putnam County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Wataga
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galesburg
  • Garden Grove [Decatur County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden Grove
    • Garden Grove [Decatur County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Wataga
    • Estimated population in 2019: 197 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden Grove
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • High Point [Decatur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Point
      • High Point [Decatur County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Wataga
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Point
    • Hodge [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hodge
      • Hodge [Wayne County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Wataga
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hodge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hodge
    • Leon [Decatur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leon
      • Leon [Decatur County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Wataga
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,823 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leon<3>
    • Lineville [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lineville
      • Lineville [Wayne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Wataga
      • Estimated population in 2019: 220 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lineville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lineville
    • Powersville [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powersville
      • Powersville [Putnam County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Wataga
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powersville
    • Saline [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saline
      • Saline [Mercer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Wataga
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saline have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saline

How Far From Wataga to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Wataga to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Princeton, which is the Seat of Mercer County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Wataga to Princeton, with an average speed<4> 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 157 miles [252.7 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 887 miles [1,427.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,463 miles [10,401.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,209 miles [11,601.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,101 miles [8,209.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Missouri

About Mercer County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wataga. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5606, Longitude: -93.6333       In this case, the coordinates for Wataga have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Wataga to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.457 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.759 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.893 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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