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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 Elvins, we use the following websites to find information relevant to West Elvins 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 Elvins:
    • 37.830884, -90.544569
    • 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 Elvins
  • 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 Elvins ...

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.

  • Derby [Saint Francois County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derby
    • Derby [Saint Francois County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of West Elvins
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derby
  • Federal [Saint Francois County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Federal
    • Federal [Saint Francois County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of West Elvins
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Federal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Federal
  • Flat River [Saint Francois County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat River
    • Flat River [Saint Francois County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of West Elvins
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat River
  • Frankclay [Saint Francois County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frankclay
    • Frankclay [Saint Francois County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of West Elvins
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frankclay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frankclay
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    • Gumbo [Saint Francois County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gumbo
      • Gumbo [Saint Francois County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of West Elvins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gumbo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gumbo
    • Hurryville [Saint Francois County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurryville
      • Hurryville [Saint Francois County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of West Elvins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurryville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurryville
    • Leadwood [Saint Francois County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leadwood
      • Leadwood [Saint Francois County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of West Elvins
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,165 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leadwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leadwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leadwood<3>
    • Mitchell [Saint Francois County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
      • Mitchell [Saint Francois County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of West Elvins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell
    • Park Hills [Saint Francois County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Hills
      • Park Hills [Saint Francois County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of West Elvins
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,529 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Park Hills<3>
    • Rivermines [Saint Francois County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rivermines
      • Rivermines [Saint Francois County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of West Elvins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rivermines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rivermines

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 Elvins. 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 ...
    • Frank Wilcox     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in De Soto (Missouri) on Wednesday March 13, 1907 and died in Granada Hills (California) on Sunday March 3, 1974 at the age of 67. He is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • De Soto is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of West Elvins.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Wilcox<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Farmington, which is the Seat of Saint Francois County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 102 miles [164.2 km]<1> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from West Elvins to Jefferson City, with an average speed<5>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 three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,489 miles [10,443 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,223 miles [11,624.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,102 miles [8,210.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Elvins. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8309, Longitude: -90.5446       In this case, the coordinates for West Elvins 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 Elvins 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 316.265 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.867 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.989 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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