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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 Platte, we use the following websites to find information relevant to West Platte 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 Platte:
    • 39.390277, -94.839962
    • 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 Platte
  • 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 Platte ...

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.

  • Beverly [Platte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
    • Beverly [Platte County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of West Platte
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beverly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
  • Dearborn [Platte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dearborn
    • Dearborn [Platte County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of West Platte
    • Estimated population in 2019: 523 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dearborn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dearborn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dearborn<3>
  • Dye [Platte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dye
    • Dye [Platte County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of West Platte
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dye have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dye
  • Highland [Leavenworth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
    • Highland [Leavenworth County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of West Platte
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
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    • Hoover [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoover
      • Hoover [Platte County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of West Platte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoover
    • Kickapoo [Leavenworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kickapoo
      • Kickapoo [Leavenworth County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of West Platte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kickapoo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kickapoo
    • Linkville [Platte County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linkville
      • Linkville [Platte County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of West Platte
    • Maywood [Leavenworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maywood
      • Maywood [Leavenworth County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of West Platte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maywood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maywood
    • Mock Corner [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mock Corner
      • Mock Corner [Buchanan County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of West Platte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mock Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mock Corner
    • Sugar Lake [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Lake
      • Sugar Lake [Platte County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of West Platte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Lake
    • Tarrytown [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tarrytown
      • Tarrytown [Platte County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of West Platte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tarrytown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tarrytown
    • Tiffany Springs [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiffany Springs
      • Tiffany Springs [Platte County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of West Platte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiffany Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiffany Springs

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 Platte. 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.

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    • Dorothy Abbott     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Thursday December 16, 1920 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday December 15, 1968 at the age of 48. She is buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Kansas City is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of West Platte.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Abbott<4>
    • Harold Kenneth Ashby     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Thursday March 26, 1925 and died in New York (New York) on Friday June 13, 2003 at the age of 78. He is buried at Calverton National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Kansas City is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of West Platte.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Kenneth Ashby<4>
    • John Ashley     (Actor, producer, singer)
      • Actor, producer, singer. He was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Tueday December 25, 1934 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday October 4, 1997 at the age of 62. He is buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Kansas City is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of West Platte.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Ashley<4>
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of West Platte.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Irving Bacon<4>
    • Ralph Barton     (Cartoonist, illustrator)
      • Cartoonist, illustrator. He was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Friday August 14, 1891 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday May 20, 1931 at the age of 39. He is buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Kansas City is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of West Platte.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Barton<4>
    • Jacob Peter 'Jake' Beckley     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born on Sunday August 4, 1867 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Tueday June 25, 1918 at the age of 50. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Marion County, Missouri).
      • Kansas City is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of West Platte.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jacob Peter 'Jake' Beckley<4>
    • Noah Nicholas Beery, Sr.     (Actor)
    • Wallace Beery     (Oscar winning actor)
      • Oscar winning actor. He was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Wednesday April 1, 1885 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Friday April 15, 1949 at the age of 64. He is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Kansas City is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of West Platte.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wallace Beery<4>
    • Robert Russell Bennett     (Composer)
      • Composer. He was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Friday June 15, 1894 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday August 18, 1981 at the age of 87. He is buried at Green - Wood Cemetery (Kings County, New York).
      • Kansas City is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of West Platte.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Russell Bennett<4>
    • Connee Boswell     (Singer, actress)
      • Singer, actress. She was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Tueday December 3, 1907 and died in New York (New York) on Monday October 11, 1976 at the age of 68. She is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Kansas City is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of West Platte.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Connee Boswell<4>
    • Harold Vincent 'Hal' Boyle     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Monday July 24, 1911 and died in New York (New York) on Monday April 1, 1974 at the age of 62. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Kansas City is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of West Platte.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Vincent 'Hal' Boyle<4>
    • Addison Foster Brennan     (Major League Baseball)
    • Jim Bridger     (Frontiersman, explorer)
      • Frontiersman, explorer. He was born in Richmond (Virginia) on Saturday March 17, 1804 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Sunday July 17, 1881 at the age of 77. He is buried at Mt. Washington Forever Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Kansas City is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of West Platte.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Bridger<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Platte City, which is the Seat of Platte County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 153 miles [246.2 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from West Platte to Jefferson City, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 952 miles [1,532.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 54 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,566 miles [10,567 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,312 miles [11,767.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,203 miles [8,373.4 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 Platte. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Platte County: www.co.platte.mo.us/

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 Platte) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Platte. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3903, Longitude: -94.8400       In this case, the coordinates for West Platte 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 Platte 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 319.227 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.495 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.735 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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