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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 Bunker, we use the following websites to find information relevant to West Bunker 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 Bunker:
    • 37.455046, -91.215409
    • 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 Bunker
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near West Bunker ...

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.

  • Bee Fork [Reynolds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bee Fork
    • Bee Fork [Reynolds County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of West Bunker
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bee Fork
  • Buick [Iron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buick
    • Buick [Iron County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of West Bunker
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buick
  • Bunker [Dent County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunker
    • Bunker [Dent County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of West Bunker
    • Estimated population in 2019: 379 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bunker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bunker
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bunker<3>
  • Bunker Camp [Reynolds County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunker Camp
    • Bunker Camp [Reynolds County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of West Bunker
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bunker Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dairyville [Reynolds County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dairyville
      • Dairyville [Reynolds County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of West Bunker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dairyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Falk Mill [Dent County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falk Mill
      • Falk Mill [Dent County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of West Bunker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falk Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Halcyon [Dent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halcyon
      • Halcyon [Dent County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of West Bunker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halcyon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halcyon
    • Rat [Shannon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rat
      • Rat [Shannon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of West Bunker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rat
    • Stone Hill [Dent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone Hill
      • Stone Hill [Dent County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of West Bunker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stone Hill
    • Turtle [Dent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turtle
      • Turtle [Dent County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of West Bunker
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turtle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turtle

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 Bunker. 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 ...
    • Douglas Flint 'Doug' Dillard     (Musician)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Salem, which is the Seat of Dent County and lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from West Bunker to Salem, 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 most of a day.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 93 miles [149.7 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 775 miles [1,247.2 km] to the east (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 44 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,534 miles [10,515.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,267 miles [11,695.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,147 miles [8,283.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Bunker. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West Bunker) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Bunker. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4550, Longitude: -91.2154       In this case, the coordinates for West Bunker 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 Bunker 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 316.684 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.301 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.379 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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