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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 West Alton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to West Alton 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 West Alton:
    • 38.866581, -90.208345
    • 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 West Alton
  • 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 West Alton ...

We have found one communities that share the name West Alton.

Within Missouri, the name West Alton is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New Hampshire
      • Belknap County
      • This West Alton is located in Belknap County and lies 1,030 miles [1,657.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the West Alton that is located in Saint Charles County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Alton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Belknap County community of West Alton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near West Alton ...

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.

  • Black Jack [Saint Louis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Jack
    • Black Jack [Saint Louis County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of West Alton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,918 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Jack have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Jack
  • Castle Point [Saint Louis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Point
    • Castle Point [Saint Louis County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of West Alton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Point
  • Cottage Hills [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottage Hills
    • Cottage Hills [Madison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of West Alton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottage Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage Hills
  • Cross Keys [Saint Louis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Keys
    • Cross Keys [Saint Louis County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of West Alton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Keys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Keys
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    • Glasgow Village [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow Village
      • Glasgow Village [Saint Louis County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of West Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow Village
    • Lockhaven [Jersey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockhaven
      • Lockhaven [Jersey County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of West Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockhaven
    • Rosedale [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
      • Rosedale [Madison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of West Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosedale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale
    • Rosewood Heights [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosewood Heights
      • Rosewood Heights [Madison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of West Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosewood Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosewood Heights
    • Shoveltown [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoveltown
      • Shoveltown [Saint Louis County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of West Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shoveltown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoveltown
    • Spanish Lake [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spanish Lake
      • Spanish Lake [Saint Louis County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of West Alton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spanish Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spanish Lake
    • Wood River [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wood River
      • Wood River [Madison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of West Alton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,051 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wood River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wood River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wood River<3>

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 West Alton. 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.

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    • Kathryn Adams     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Thursday May 25, 1893 and died in Hollywood (California) on Tueday February 17, 1959 at the age of 65. She is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Saint Louis is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of West Alton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kathryn Adams<4>
    • Thomas 'Tom' Allen     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Birmingham (England) on Thursday April 23, 1840 and died in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Sunday April 5, 1903 at the age of 63. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Saint Louis is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of West Alton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas 'Tom' Allen<4>
    • Joseph H. 'Joe' Astroth, Sr.     (Major League Baseball)
    • King Baggot     (Actor, director, screenwriter)
      • Actor, director, screenwriter. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Friday November 7, 1879 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday July 11, 1948 at the age of 68. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Saint Louis is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of West Alton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: King Baggot<4>
    • Martine Bartlett     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Friday April 24, 1925 and died in Tempe (Arizona) on Monday June 5, 2006 at the age of 81. She is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Saint Louis is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of West Alton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martine Bartlett<4>
    • William Leer 'Beverly' Bayne     (Major League Baseball)
    • August H. Becker     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Bonn (Germany) on Saturday February 13, 1836 and died in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Saturday October 3, 1903 at the age of 67. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Saint Louis is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of West Alton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: August H. Becker<4>
    • Larry Benton     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Saturday November 20, 1897 and died in Amberley (Ohio) on Friday April 3, 1953 at the age of 55. He is buried at St. Joseph Cemetery (Hamilton County, Ohio).
      • Saint Louis is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of West Alton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Larry Benton<4>
    • Lawrence James 'Larry' Benton     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Saturday November 20, 1897 and died in Amberley (Ohio) on Friday April 3, 1953 at the age of 55. He is buried at St. Joseph Cemetery (Hamilton County, Ohio).
      • Saint Louis is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of West Alton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence James 'Larry' Benton<4>
    • Lawrence Peter 'Yogi' Berra     (Major League Baseball)
    • Chuck Berry     (Musician, singer, songwriter)
      • Musician, singer, songwriter. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Monday October 18, 1926 and died in Wentzville (Missouri) on Saturday March 18, 2017 at the age of 90.
      • Saint Louis is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of West Alton.
      • Wentzville is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the west of West Alton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chuck Berry<4>
    • Fred Berry     (Actor)
    • Johnny Black     (Songwriter)
      • Songwriter. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Wednesday September 30, 1891 and died in Hamilton (Ohio) on Tueday June 9, 1936 at the age of 44. He is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery (Hamilton County, Ohio).
      • Saint Louis is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of West Alton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Black<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Saint Charles, which is the Seat of Saint Charles County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from West Alton to Saint Charles, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 107 miles [172.2 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the east (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,425 miles [10,340 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,161 miles [11,524.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,041 miles [8,112.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Saint Charles County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Alton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Saint Charles County: www.saintcharlescounty.org/

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- West Alton) 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 West Alton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Alton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Alton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8666, Longitude: -90.2083       In this case, the coordinates for West Alton 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>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 West Alton 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 316.088 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.805 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.598 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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