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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 Line, we use the following websites to find information relevant to West Line 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 Line:
    • 38.635748, -94.586958
    • 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 Line
  • 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 Line ...

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

Within Missouri, the name West Line is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Sevier County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of West Line [Sevier County].
    • Kansas
      • Miami County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of West Line [Miami County].
    • Minnesota
      • Redwood County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of West Line [Redwood County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near West Line ...

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.

  • Chiles [Miami County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chiles
    • Chiles [Miami County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of West Line
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chiles
  • Everett [Cass County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Everett
    • Everett [Cass County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of West Line
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Everett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Everett
  • Freeman [Cass County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeman
    • Freeman [Cass County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of West Line
    • Estimated population in 2019: 485 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freeman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Freeman<4>
  • Lake Annette [Cass County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Annette
    • Lake Annette [Cass County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of West Line
    • Estimated population in 2019: 100 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Annette have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Annette
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Lone Tree [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Tree
      • Lone Tree [Cass County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of West Line
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Tree
    • Louisburg [Miami County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisburg
      • Louisburg [Miami County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of West Line
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,562 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former names for Louisburg:
      • New Saint Lewis
      • Saint Louis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisburg<4>
    • Main City [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Main City
      • Main City [Cass County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of West Line
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Main City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Main City
    • Old Peculiar [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Peculiar
      • Old Peculiar [Cass County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of West Line
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Peculiar have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Peculiar
    • Peculiar [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peculiar
      • Peculiar [Cass County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of West Line
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,478 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peculiar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peculiar<4>
    • Prettyman [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prettyman
      • Prettyman [Cass County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of West Line
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prettyman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prettyman
    • Rural Home [Cass County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rural Home
      • Rural Home [Cass County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of West Line
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rural Home have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 Line. 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 ...
    • Daniel Quisenberry     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Santa Monica (California) on Saturday February 7, 1953 and died in Leawood (Kansas) on Wednesday September 30, 1998 at the age of 45. He is buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Leawood is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of West Line.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Daniel Quisenberry<5>
    • George Thomas 'Firebrand' Stovall     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Harrisonville, which is the Seat of Cass County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from West Line to Harrisonville, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 130 miles [209.2 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 943 miles [1,517.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 54 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,596 miles [10,615.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,340 miles [11,812.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,228 miles [8,413.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Cass County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Line. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cass County: www.casscounty.com/

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that West Line could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- West Line) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Line. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Line

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Line. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6357, Longitude: -94.5870       In this case, the coordinates for West Line have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Line to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 319.008 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.144 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.753 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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