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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 Wellington, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Wellington 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 Wellington:
    • 39.138461, -93.986252
    • 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 Wellington
  • 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 Wellington ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Wellington.

Within Missouri, the name Wellington is unique.

Beyond Missouri, we know of another 36 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 36 communities, 31 are located in the United States and eight are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Calhoun County
      • This Wellington is located in Calhoun County and lies 579 miles [931.8 km]<1> to the southeast of the Wellington that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Wellington.
    • British Columbia
      • This Wellington lies 1,627 miles [2,618.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Wellington that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
    • Colorado
      • Larimer County
      • This Wellington is located in Larimer County and lies 592 miles [952.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Wellington that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Larimer County community of Wellington.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Wellington is located in Hillsborough County and lies 1,026 miles [1,651.2 km]<1> to the southeast of the Wellington that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Wellington.
      • Palm Beach County
      • This Wellington is located in Palm Beach County and lies 1,170 miles [1,882.9 km] to the southeast of the Wellington that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Palm Beach County community of Wellington.
    • Georgia
      • Fulton County
      • This Wellington is located in Fulton County and lies 648 miles [1,042.9 km]<1> to the southeast of the Wellington that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fulton County community of Wellington.
      • Muscogee County
      • This Wellington is located in Muscogee County and lies 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the southeast of the Wellington that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muscogee County community of Wellington.
    • Illinois
      • Iroquois County
      • This Wellington is located in Iroquois County and lies 348 miles [560.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Wellington that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iroquois County community of Wellington.
    • Indiana
      • Marion County
      • This Wellington is located in Marion County and lies 420 miles [675.9 km]<1> to the east of the Wellington that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Wellington.
    • Kansas
      • Sumner County
      • This Wellington is located in Sumner County and lies 225 miles [362.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Wellington that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumner County community of Wellington.
    • Kentucky
      • Jefferson County
      • This Wellington is located in Jefferson County and lies 452 miles [727.4 km]<1> to the east of the Wellington that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Wellington.
      • Menifee County
      • This Wellington is located in Menifee County and lies 571 miles [918.9 km] to the east of the Wellington that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Menifee County community of Wellington.
    • Louisiana
      • East Baton Rouge Parish
      • This Wellington is located in East Baton Rouge Parish and lies 624 miles [1,004.2 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Wellington that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the East Baton Rouge Parish community of Wellington.
    • Maine
      • Piscataquis County
      • This Wellington is located in Piscataquis County and lies 1,308 miles [2,105 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Wellington that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Piscataquis County community of Wellington.
    • Maryland
      • Anne Arundel County
      • This Wellington is located in Anne Arundel County and lies 927 miles [1,491.9 km]<1> to the east of the Wellington that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anne Arundel County community of Wellington.
      • Somerset County
      • This Wellington is located in Somerset County and lies 991 miles [1,594.9 km] to the east of the Wellington that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Wellington.
    • Massachusetts
      • Middlesex County
      • This Wellington is located in Middlesex County and lies 1,214 miles [1,953.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Wellington that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Wellington.
    • Michigan
      • Crawford 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 Michigan community of Wellington [Crawford County].
      • Gogebic County
      • This Wellington is located in Gogebic County and lies 542 miles [872.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Wellington that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gogebic County community of Wellington.
    • Minnesota
      • Renville 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 Wellington [Renville County].
    • Nevada
      • Lyon County
      • This Wellington is located in Lyon County and lies 1,359 miles [2,187.1 km]<1> to the west of the Wellington that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lyon County community of Wellington.
      • Nye County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Nye County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nye County community of Wellington.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Newfoundland and Labrador community of Wellington.
    • Nova Scotia
      • 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 Nova Scotia community of Wellington.
    • Ohio
      • Lorain County
      • This Wellington is located in Lorain County and lies 635 miles [1,021.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Wellington that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lorain County community of Wellington.
    • Ontario
      • This Wellington lies 919 miles [1,479 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Wellington that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lehigh County
      • This Wellington is located in Lehigh County and lies 982 miles [1,580.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Wellington that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lehigh County community of Wellington.
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Wellington lies 1,589 miles [2,557.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Wellington that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
    • South Carolina
      • Aiken County
      • This Wellington is located in Aiken County and lies 770 miles [1,239.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Wellington that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aiken County community of Wellington.
    • South Dakota
      • Minnehaha 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 South Dakota community of Wellington [Minnehaha County].
    • Texas
      • Collingsworth County
      • This Wellington is located in Collingsworth County and lies 453 miles [729 km]<1> to the southwest of the Wellington that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Collingsworth County community of Wellington.
      • Harris County
      • This Wellington is located in Harris County and lies 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the south of the Wellington that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harris County community of Wellington.
    • Utah
      • Carbon County
      • This Wellington is located in Carbon County and lies 893 miles [1,437.1 km]<1> to the west of the Wellington that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carbon County community of Wellington.
    • Virginia
      • Fairfax County
      • This Wellington is located in Fairfax County and lies 908 miles [1,461.3 km]<1> to the east of the Wellington that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfax County community of Wellington.
      • Prince William County
      • This Wellington is located in Prince William County and lies 881 miles [1,417.8 km] to the east of the Wellington that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prince William County community of Wellington.
    • West Virginia
      • Roane County
      • This Wellington is located in Roane County and lies 678 miles [1,091.1 km]<1> to the east of the Wellington that is located in Lafayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roane County community of Wellington.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wellington ...

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.

  • Elkhorn [Ray County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
    • Elkhorn [Ray County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Wellington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkhorn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn
  • Floyd [Ray County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floyd
    • Floyd [Ray County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Wellington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Floyd have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floyd
  • Fortyville [Lafayette County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fortyville
    • Fortyville [Lafayette County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Wellington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fortyville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Grain Valley [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grain Valley
    • Grain Valley [Jackson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Wellington
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,526 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grain Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grain Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grain Valley<5>
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Henrietta [Ray County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henrietta
      • Henrietta [Ray County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Wellington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 357 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henrietta have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henrietta
    • Lake City [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Jackson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Wellington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • Mayview [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayview
      • Mayview [Lafayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Wellington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayview<5>
    • Napoleon [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napoleon
      • Napoleon [Lafayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Wellington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 213 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Napoleon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napoleon
    • Oak Grove [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Jackson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Wellington
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Grove<5>
    • Page City [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Page City
      • Page City [Lafayette County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Wellington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Page City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Page City
    • Pink Hill [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pink Hill
      • Pink Hill [Jackson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Wellington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pink Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pink Hill
    • Six-Mile [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Six-Mile
      • Six-Mile [Jackson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Wellington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Six-Mile have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Six-Mile

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 Wellington. 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 ...
    • Margaret Daniel     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Independence (Missouri) on Sunday February 17, 1924 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday January 29, 2008 at the age of 83.
      • Independence is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Wellington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Margaret Daniel<6>
    • Steven Bernard 'Steve' Mingori     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Tueday February 29, 1944 (which is Leap Day) and died in Liberty (Missouri) on Thursday July 10, 2008 at the age of 64. He is buried at Highland Park Cemetery (Crawford County, Kansas).
      • Kansas City is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the west of Wellington.
      • Liberty is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Wellington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Steven Bernard 'Steve' Mingori<6>
    • Ginger Rogers     (Oscar winning actress, dancer, singer)
      • Oscar winning actress, dancer, singer. She was born in Independence (Missouri) on Sunday July 16, 1911 and died in Rancho Mirage (California) on Tueday April 25, 1995 at the age of 83. She is buried at Oakwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Independence is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Wellington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ginger Rogers<6>
    • Paul Splittorff, Jr.     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Evansville (Indiana) on Tueday October 8, 1946 and died in Blue Springs (Missouri) on Wednesday May 25, 2011 at the age of 64. He is buried at Blue Springs Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Blue Springs is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Wellington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Splittorff, Jr.<6>
    • Carl W. Stalling     (Composer)
      • Composer. He was born in Lexington (Missouri) on Tueday November 10, 1891 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday November 29, 1972 at the age of 81. He is buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Lexington is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Wellington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carl W. Stalling<6>
    • Craig Stevens     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Liberty (Missouri) on Monday July 8, 1918 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday May 10, 2000 at the age of 81. The body was cremated.
      • Liberty is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Wellington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Craig Stevens<6>
    • George Thomas 'Firebrand' Stovall     (Major League Baseball)
    • Bess Truman     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Harry S. Truman (1945 - 1953))
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Harry S. Truman (1945 - 1953). She was born in Independence (Missouri) on Friday February 13, 1885 and died in Independence (Missouri) on Monday October 18, 1982 at the age of 97.
      • Independence is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Wellington.
      • Independence is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Wellington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bess Truman<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lexington, which is the Seat of Lafayette County and lies just to the East Northeast.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 104 miles [167.4 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Wellington to Jefferson City, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 4 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 908 miles [1,461.3 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<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,549 miles [10,539.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,293 miles [11,736.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,181 miles [8,338 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Missouri

About Lafayette County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wellington. 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- Wellington) 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 Wellington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wellington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wellington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1385, Longitude: -93.9863       In this case, the coordinates for Wellington 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 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 Wellington 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>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 Wellington, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Wellington to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.629 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.771 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.362 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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