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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 Westcott, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Westcott 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 Westcott:
    • 37.971985, -91.898495
    • 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 Westcott
  • 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 Westcott ...

We have found five communities that share the name Westcott.

Within Missouri, the name Westcott is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Connecticut
      • Fairfield County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Connecticut community of Westcott [Fairfield County].
    • Minnesota
      • Dakota County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Westcott [Dakota County].
    • New Jersey
      • Cumberland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Westcott [Cumberland County].
    • Rhode Island
      • Kent County
      • This Westcott is located in Kent County and lies 1,109 miles [1,784.8 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Westcott that is located in Phelps County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westcott
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kent County community of Westcott.
    • Texas
      • San Jacinto County
      • This Westcott is located in San Jacinto County and lies 551 miles [886.7 km]<3> to the south southwest of the Westcott that is located in Phelps County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westcott
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Jacinto County community of Westcott.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Westcott ...

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.

  • Devils Elbow [Pulaski County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Devils Elbow
    • Devils Elbow [Pulaski County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Westcott
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Devils Elbow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Devils Elbow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Devils Elbow<5>
  • Franks [Pulaski County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franks
    • Franks [Pulaski County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the west of Westcott
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franks
  • Helm [Pulaski County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helm
    • Helm [Pulaski County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the west of Westcott
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helm have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helm
  • Hooker [Pulaski County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hooker
    • Hooker [Pulaski County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Westcott
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hooker have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hooker
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • James Brothers [Maries County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James Brothers
      • James Brothers [Maries County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the north of Westcott
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James Brothers have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on James Brothers
    • Jerome [Phelps County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerome
      • Jerome [Phelps County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southwest of Westcott
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerome
    • Shantytown [Maries County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shantytown
      • Shantytown [Maries County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Westcott
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shantytown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shantytown
    • Signal [Phelps County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Signal
      • Signal [Phelps County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Westcott
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Signal have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sugartree [Phelps County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugartree
      • Sugartree [Phelps County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the west of Westcott
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugartree have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugartree
    • Table Rock [Phelps County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Table Rock
      • Table Rock [Phelps County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the west of Westcott
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Table Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Table Rock
    • Yancy Mills [Phelps County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yancy Mills
      • Yancy Mills [Phelps County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the south of Westcott
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yancy Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yancy Mills

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic community of Westcott once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Westcott and extending to:

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    • Rolla, which is the Seat of Phelps County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 44 miles [70.8 km]<3> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Westcott to Jefferson City, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,533 miles [10,513.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,270 miles [11,699.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,151 miles [8,289.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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About Phelps County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Phelps County: www.phelpscounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Westcott, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 Westcott 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.
<3>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- Westcott) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westcott. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9720, Longitude: -91.8985       In this case, the coordinates for Westcott have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Westcott 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 317.162 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.922 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.592 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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