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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 Quincy, we use the following websites to find information relevant to West Quincy 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 Quincy:
    • 39.926157, -91.440707
    • 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 Quincy
  • 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 Quincy ...

We have found one communities that share the name West Quincy.

Within Missouri, the name West Quincy is unique.

Beyond Missouri, there is another community also named West Quincy in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Massachusetts
      • Norfolk County
      • This West Quincy is located in Norfolk County and lies 1,071 miles [1,723.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the West Quincy that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Quincy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Norfolk County community of West Quincy.

Curious and Interesting Names Near West Quincy ...

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.

  • Calftown [Adams County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calftown
    • Calftown [Adams County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the east of West Quincy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calftown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Hickory Grove [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
    • Hickory Grove [Adams County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of West Quincy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove
  • Holiday Hills [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holiday Hills
    • Holiday Hills [Adams County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of West Quincy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holiday Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holiday Hills
  • Lincoln Hills [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Hills
    • Lincoln Hills [Adams County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of West Quincy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Hills
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Marblehead [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marblehead
      • Marblehead [Adams County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of West Quincy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marblehead
    • Mark [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mark
      • Mark [Marion County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of West Quincy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mark
    • Maywood [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maywood
      • Maywood [Lewis County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of West Quincy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maywood
    • Meadowbrook [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowbrook
      • Meadowbrook [Adams County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of West Quincy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowbrook
    • Rock Creek [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Creek
      • Rock Creek [Adams County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of West Quincy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Creek
    • Smileyville [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smileyville
      • Smileyville [Marion County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of West Quincy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smileyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smileyville
    • Sunnybrook Meadows [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnybrook Meadows
      • Sunnybrook Meadows [Adams County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of West Quincy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnybrook Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnybrook Meadows

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 Quincy. 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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    • Mary Astor     (Oscar winning actress)
      • Oscar winning actress. She was born in Quincy (Illinois) on Thursday May 3, 1906 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Friday September 25, 1987 at the age of 81.
      • Quincy is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east of West Quincy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Astor<3>
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of West Quincy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jane Darwell<3>
    • Charles Turner Dazey     (Author, playwright)
      • Author, playwright. He was born in Lima (Illinois) on Monday August 13, 1855 and died in Quincy (Illinois) on Wednesday February 9, 1938 at the age of 82. He is buried at Woodland Cemetery (Adams County, Illinois).
      • Lima is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of West Quincy.
      • Quincy is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east of West Quincy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Turner Dazey<3>
    • Charles Bruce Edwards     (Major League Baseball)
    • Ralph Talmadge 'Judge' Works     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Payson (Illinois) on Friday March 16, 1888 and died in Pasadena (California) on Friday August 8, 1941 at the age of 53. He is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Payson is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of West Quincy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Talmadge 'Judge' Works<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Palmyra, which is the Seat of Marion County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from West Quincy to Palmyra, with an average speed<4> 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 101 miles [162.5 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 770 miles [1,239.2 km] to the east (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,417 miles [10,327.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,158 miles [11,519.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,043 miles [8,115.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Missouri

About Marion County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Quincy. 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' (or 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 Quincy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Quincy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9262, Longitude: -91.4407       In this case, the coordinates for West Quincy 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Quincy to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.945 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.934 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.946 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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