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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 Hartford, we use the following websites to find information relevant to West Hartford 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 Hartford:
    • 39.410597, -91.605436
    • 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 Hartford
  • 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 Hartford ...

We have found three communities that share the name West Hartford.

Within Missouri, the name West Hartford is unique.

Beyond Missouri, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Sebastian County
      • This West Hartford is located in Sebastian County and lies 341 miles [548.8 km]<1> to the south southwest of the West Hartford that is located in Ralls County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Hartford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sebastian County community of West Hartford.
    • Connecticut
      • Hartford County
      • This West Hartford is located in Hartford County and lies 1,000 miles [1,609.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the West Hartford that is located in Ralls County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Hartford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hartford County community of West Hartford.
    • Vermont
      • Windsor County
      • This West Hartford is located in Windsor County and lies 1,032 miles [1,660.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the West Hartford that is located in Ralls County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Hartford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Windsor County community of West Hartford.

Curious and Interesting Names Near West Hartford ...

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.

  • Buzzards Roost [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buzzards Roost
    • Buzzards Roost [Monroe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of West Hartford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buzzards Roost have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buzzards Roost
  • Center [Ralls County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center
    • Center [Ralls County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of West Hartford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 506 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Center<3>
  • Curryville [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curryville
    • Curryville [Pike County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of West Hartford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 223 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Curryville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curryville
  • Florida [Monroe County]
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    • Greenlawn [Ralls County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenlawn
      • Greenlawn [Ralls County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of West Hartford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenlawn
    • Hatch [Ralls County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatch
      • Hatch [Ralls County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of West Hartford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatch
    • Indian Creek [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Creek
      • Indian Creek [Monroe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of West Hartford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Creek
    • Joanna [Ralls County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joanna
      • Joanna [Ralls County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of West Hartford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joanna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joanna
    • New Harmony [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Harmony
      • New Harmony [Pike County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of West Hartford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Harmony
    • Rush Hill [Audrain County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rush Hill
      • Rush Hill [Audrain County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of West Hartford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 143 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rush Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rush Hill
    • Shaver Ford [Ralls County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaver Ford
      • Shaver Ford [Ralls County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of West Hartford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shaver Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Hartford. 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 ...
    • Jane Darwell     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Palmyra (Missouri) on Wednesday August 13, 1879 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Sunday August 13, 1967 at the age of 88. She is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Palmyra is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of West Hartford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jane Darwell<4>
    • Jim Dooley     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Stoutsville (Missouri) on Saturday February 8, 1930 and died in Lake Forest (Illinois) on Tueday January 8, 2008 at the age of 77. He is buried at Rosehill Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Stoutsville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of West Hartford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Dooley<4>
    • Jack A. Dougherty     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Bowling Green (Missouri) on Saturday November 16, 1895 and died in Hollywood (California) on Monday May 16, 1938 at the age of 42. He is buried at Los Angeles National Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Bowling Green is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of West Hartford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack A. Dougherty<4>
    • Mark Twain     (Author, humorist)
      • Author, humorist. He was born in Florida (Missouri) on Monday November 30, 1835 and died in Redding (Connecticut) on Thursday April 21, 1910 at the age of 74. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Chemung County, New York).
      • Florida is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of West Hartford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mark Twain<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • New London, which is the Seat of Ralls County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from West Hartford to New London, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of 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 65 miles [104.6 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 780 miles [1,255.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,449 miles [10,378.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,189 miles [11,569.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,073 miles [8,164.2 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 Hartford. 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 Hartford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Hartford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4106, Longitude: -91.6054       In this case, the coordinates for West Hartford 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 Hartford 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 317.036 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.969 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.143 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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