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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 Glasgow, we use the following websites to find information relevant to West Glasgow 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 Glasgow:
    • 39.216139, -92.876577
    • 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 Glasgow
  • 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 Glasgow ...

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.

  • Forest Green [Chariton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Green
    • Forest Green [Chariton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of West Glasgow
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Green have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Green
  • Franklin [Howard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin [Howard County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of West Glasgow
    • Estimated population in 2019: 93 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<3>
  • Glasgow [Howard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
    • Glasgow [Howard County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of West Glasgow
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,084 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<3>
  • Lewis Mill [Chariton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewis Mill
    • Lewis Mill [Chariton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of West Glasgow
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis Mill
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    • Lisbon [Howard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
      • Lisbon [Howard County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of West Glasgow
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisbon
    • Louisville [Chariton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisville
      • Louisville [Chariton County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of West Glasgow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Oil City [Chariton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oil City
      • Oil City [Chariton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of West Glasgow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oil City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oil City
    • Saline City [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saline City
      • Saline City [Saline County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of West Glasgow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saline City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saline City
    • Salisbury [Chariton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
      • Salisbury [Chariton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of West Glasgow
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,523 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salisbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salisbury<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 Glasgow. 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 ...
    • Noble Johnson     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Marshall (Missouri) on Monday April 18, 1881 and died in Yucaipa (California) on Monday January 9, 1978 at the age of 96. He is buried at Eternal Valley Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Marshall is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of West Glasgow.
    • Rufus R. 'Freight Train' Jones     (Professional wrestler)
    • C.T. Vivian     (Minister, author, activist)
      • Minister, author, activist. He was born in Boonville (Missouri) on Wednesday July 30, 1924 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Friday July 17, 2020 at the age of 96. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Boonville is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of West Glasgow.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: C.T. Vivian<4>

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

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

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    • Marshall, which is the Seat of Saline County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from West Glasgow to Marshall, 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 57 miles [91.7 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 848 miles [1,364.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,505 miles [10,468.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,247 miles [11,662.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,133 miles [8,260.8 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 Glasgow. 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 from Point A (ie- West Glasgow) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Glasgow. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2161, Longitude: -92.8766       In this case, the coordinates for West Glasgow 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 Glasgow 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 317.881 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.917 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.803 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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