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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 Aurora, we use the following websites to find information relevant to West Aurora 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 Aurora:
    • 38.314475, -92.595742
    • 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 Aurora
  • 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 Aurora ...

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

Within Missouri, the name West Aurora is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Kane County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of West Aurora [Kane County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near West Aurora ...

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 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of West Aurora
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arrowhead have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arrowhead
  • Eugene [Cole County]
  • Four Seasons [Camden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Seasons
    • Four Seasons [Camden County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of West Aurora
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,294 people
    • Four Seasons has also been known as:
    • Village of Four Seasons
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Seasons
  • High Point [Moniteau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Point
    • High Point [Moniteau County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of West Aurora
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Point
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Lake Ozark [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Ozark
      • Lake Ozark [Miller County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of West Aurora
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,828 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Ozark have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Ozark
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Ozark<4>
    • Lakeview [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Miller County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of West Aurora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • Marvin [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marvin
      • Marvin [Morgan County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of West Aurora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marvin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marvin
    • Mount Pleasant [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Miller County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of West Aurora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Pleasant Mount [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Mount
      • Pleasant Mount [Miller County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of West Aurora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Mount have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Mount
    • Rocky Mount [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mount
      • Rocky Mount [Miller County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of West Aurora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Mount have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
    • Spring Garden [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Garden
      • Spring Garden [Miller County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of West Aurora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Garden

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 Aurora. 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 ...
    • Deborah Leah Sugarbaker Digges     (Poet)
      • Poet. She was born in Jefferson City (Missouri) on Monday February 6, 1950 and died in Amherst (Massachusetts) on Friday April 10, 2009 at the age of 59. She is buried at Wildwood Cemetery (Hampshire County, Massachusetts).
      • Jefferson City is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of West Aurora.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Deborah Leah Sugarbaker Digges<5>
    • Laura La Varnie     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Jefferson City (Missouri) on Wednesday March 2, 1853 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday September 18, 1939 at the age of 86. She is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Jefferson City is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of West Aurora.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Laura La Varnie<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Tuscumbia, which is the Seat of Miller County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from West Aurora to Tuscumbia, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast (NE). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 839 miles [1,350.2 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 6,541 miles [10,526.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,280 miles [11,716 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,163 miles [8,309 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 West Aurora. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 West Aurora 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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 Aurora) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Aurora. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3145, Longitude: -92.5957       In this case, the coordinates for West Aurora have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 West Aurora 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 317.645 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.526 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.852 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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