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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 Watkins, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Watkins 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 Watkins:
    • 38.123647, -92.381289
    • 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 Watkins
  • 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 Watkins ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Watkins.

There is one other community in Missouri which is also named Watkins.

Beyond Missouri, we know of another 25 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Missouri ...
    • Dade County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Dade County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dade County community of Watkins.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Shelby County
      • This Watkins is located in Shelby County and lies 459 miles [738.7 km]<2> to the southeast of the Watkins that is located in Miller County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watkins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Watkins.
    • Arkansas
      • Boone 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 Arkansas community of Watkins [Boone County].
      • White County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Watkins [White County].
    • Colorado
      • Adams County
      • This Watkins is located in Adams County and lies 665 miles [1,070.2 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Watkins that is located in Miller County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watkins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Watkins.
      • Arapahoe County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Watkins [Arapahoe County].
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Watkins is located in Hillsborough County and lies 910 miles [1,464.5 km]<2> to the southeast of the Watkins that is located in Miller County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watkins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Watkins.
    • Illinois
      • De Witt County
      • This Watkins is located in De Witt County and lies 247 miles [397.5 km]<2> to the northeast of the Watkins that is located in Miller County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watkins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the De Witt County community of Watkins.
    • Iowa
      • Benton County
      • This Watkins is located in Benton County and lies 260 miles [418.4 km]<2> to the north of the Watkins that is located in Miller County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watkins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Watkins.
    • Kansas
      • Wabaunsee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Watkins [Wabaunsee County].
    • Maryland
      • Montgomery County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Watkins [Montgomery County].
    • Michigan
      • Jackson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Watkins [Jackson County].
    • Minnesota
      • Meeker County
      • This Watkins is located in Meeker County and lies 507 miles [815.9 km]<2> to the north of the Watkins that is located in Miller County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watkins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Meeker County community of Watkins.
    • Montana
      • Madison County
      • This Watkins is located in Madison County and lies 1,109 miles [1,784.8 km]<2> to the northwest of the Watkins that is located in Miller County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watkins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Watkins.
      • McCone County
      • This Watkins is located in McCone County and lies 927 miles [1,491.9 km] to the northwest of the Watkins that is located in Miller County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watkins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McCone County community of Watkins.
    • North Carolina
      • Vance County
      • This Watkins is located in Vance County and lies 772 miles [1,242.4 km]<2> to the east of the Watkins that is located in Miller County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watkins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vance County community of Watkins.
    • Ohio
      • Union County
      • This Watkins is located in Union County and lies 509 miles [819.2 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Watkins that is located in Miller County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watkins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Watkins.
    • Oklahoma
      • Tulsa County
      • This Watkins is located in Tulsa County and lies 248 miles [399.1 km]<2> to the southwest of the Watkins that is located in Miller County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watkins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tulsa County community of Watkins.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Cambria County
      • This Watkins is located in Cambria County and lies 746 miles [1,200.6 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Watkins that is located in Miller County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watkins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cambria County community of Watkins.
    • Tennessee
      • Davidson 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 Tennessee community of Watkins [Davidson County].
      • DeKalb County
      • This Watkins is located in DeKalb County and lies 390 miles [627.6 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Watkins that is located in Miller County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watkins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeKalb County community of Watkins.
    • Texas
      • Pecos County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Watkins [Pecos County].
      • Terrell County
      • This Watkins is located in Terrell County and lies 782 miles [1,258.5 km]<2> to the southwest of the Watkins that is located in Miller County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watkins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Terrell County community of Watkins.
      • Van Zandt County
      • This Watkins is located in Van Zandt County and lies 436 miles [701.7 km] to the south southwest of the Watkins that is located in Miller County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watkins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Van Zandt County community of Watkins.
    • Virginia
      • Halifax County
      • This Watkins is located in Halifax County and lies 749 miles [1,205.4 km]<2> to the east of the Watkins that is located in Miller County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watkins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Halifax County community of Watkins.
    • West Virginia
      • Tyler County
      • This Watkins is located in Tyler County and lies 627 miles [1,009.1 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Watkins that is located in Miller County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watkins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tyler County community of Watkins.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Watkins ...

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.

  • Arrowhead [Miller County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arrowhead
    • Arrowhead [Miller County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Watkins
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arrowhead have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arrowhead
  • Faith [Miller County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faith
    • Faith [Miller County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Watkins
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faith have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faith
  • Freedom [Camden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom
    • Freedom [Camden County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Watkins
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freedom have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedom
  • Hawkeye [Pulaski County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawkeye
    • Hawkeye [Pulaski County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Watkins
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawkeye have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawkeye
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Iberia [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iberia
      • Iberia [Miller County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Watkins
      • Estimated population in 2019: 749 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iberia have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iberia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iberia<5>
    • Kaiser [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kaiser
      • Kaiser [Miller County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Watkins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kaiser have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kaiser
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kaiser<5>
    • Marys Home [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marys Home
      • Marys Home [Miller County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Watkins
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marys Home
    • Passover [Camden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Passover
      • Passover [Camden County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Watkins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Passover have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Passover
    • Samtown [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samtown
      • Samtown [Miller County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Watkins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Samtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Samtown
    • Tavern [Maries County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tavern
      • Tavern [Maries County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the east of Watkins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tavern have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tavern
    • Traderight [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Traderight
      • Traderight [Miller County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Watkins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Traderight have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Traderight

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Tuscumbia, which is the Seat of Miller County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Watkins to Jefferson City, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 829 miles [1,334.1 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,543 miles [10,529.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,281 miles [11,717.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,164 miles [8,310.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Missouri

About Miller County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Watkins. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1236, Longitude: -92.3813       In this case, the coordinates for Watkins have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Watkins 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.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Watkins 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 317.491 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.323 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.789 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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