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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 Keystone, we use the following websites to find information relevant to West Keystone 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 Keystone:
    • 39.690279, -94.336059
    • 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 Keystone
  • 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 Keystone ...

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.

  • Converse [Clinton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Converse
    • Converse [Clinton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of West Keystone
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Converse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Converse
  • Keystone [Clinton County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
    • Keystone [Clinton County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the east of West Keystone
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Kidder [Caldwell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kidder
    • Kidder [Caldwell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of West Keystone
    • Estimated population in 2019: 317 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kidder
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kidder<3>
  • Mabel [Daviess County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mabel
    • Mabel [Daviess County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of West Keystone
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mabel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mabel
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    • Maple Hill [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Hill
      • Maple Hill [Clinton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of West Keystone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Hill
    • Maysville [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maysville
      • Maysville [DeKalb County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of West Keystone
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,081 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maysville<3>
    • Plainview [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainview
      • Plainview [Clinton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of West Keystone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainview
    • Prairie Ridge [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Ridge
      • Prairie Ridge [Caldwell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of West Keystone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Ridge
    • Starfield [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starfield
      • Starfield [Clinton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of West Keystone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starfield

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 Keystone. 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 ...
    • Irving Bacon     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Saint Joseph (Missouri) on Wednesday September 6, 1893 and died in Hollywood (California) on Friday February 5, 1965 at the age of 71. He is buried at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery (San Diego County, California).
      • Saint Joseph is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of West Keystone.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Irving Bacon<4>
    • Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr.     (Television & radio personality)
      • Television & radio personality. He was born in Saint Joseph (Missouri) on Saturday November 4, 1916 and died in New York (New York) on Friday July 17, 2009 at the age of 92. He is buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Saint Joseph is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of West Keystone.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr.<4>
    • Eminem     (Rapper, songwriter, producer, actor)
      • Rapper, songwriter, producer, actor. He was born in Saint Joseph (Missouri) on Tueday October 17, 1972
      • Saint Joseph is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of West Keystone.
    • Coleman Hawkins     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Saint Joseph (Missouri) on Monday November 21, 1904 and died in New York (New York) on Monday May 19, 1969 at the age of 64. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Saint Joseph is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of West Keystone.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Coleman Hawkins<4>
    • Dorothea Kent     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Saint Joseph (Missouri) on Wednesday June 21, 1916 and died in Hollywood (California) on Thursday August 23, 1990 at the age of 74. She is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Saint Joseph is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of West Keystone.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothea Kent<4>
    • Kay Noble-Bell     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. She was born in Saint Joseph (Missouri) on Tueday October 15, 1940 and died in Amarillo (Texas) on Thursday April 27, 2006 at the age of 65. She is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Potter County, Texas).
      • Saint Joseph is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of West Keystone.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kay Noble-Bell<4>
    • LeRoy Prinz     (Choreographer)
      • Choreographer. He was born in Saint Joseph (Missouri) on Tueday July 14, 1896 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday September 15, 1983 at the age of 87. He is buried at Los Angeles National Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Saint Joseph is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of West Keystone.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: LeRoy Prinz<4>
    • Zack 'Buck' Wheat     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Hamilton (Missouri) on Wednesday May 23, 1888 and died in Sedalia (Missouri) on Saturday March 11, 1972 at the age of 83. He is buried at Forest Hill & Calvary Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Hamilton is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of West Keystone.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Zack 'Buck' Wheat<4>
    • Jane Wyman     (Oscar winning actress)
      • Oscar winning actress. She was born in Saint Joseph (Missouri) on Friday January 5, 1917 and died in Rancho Mirage (California) on Monday September 10, 2007 at the age of 90.
      • Saint Joseph is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of West Keystone.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jane Wyman<4>

How Far From West Keystone to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers 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 Keystone to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Plattsburg, which is the Seat of Clinton County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from West Keystone to Plattsburg, with an average speed<5> 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 138 miles [222.1 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 924 miles [1,487 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 53 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,532 miles [10,512.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,278 miles [11,712.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,169 miles [8,318.7 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 Keystone. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West Keystone) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Keystone. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6903, Longitude: -94.3361       In this case, the coordinates for West Keystone 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 Keystone 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 318.898 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.153 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.425 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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