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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 Westville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Westville 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 Westville:
    • 39.642804, -92.907973
    • 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 Westville
  • 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 Westville ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Westville.

Within Missouri, the name Westville is unique.

Beyond Missouri, we know of another 28 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 28 communities, 26 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Crawford County
      • This Westville is located in Crawford County and lies 300 miles [482.8 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Westville that is located in Chariton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crawford County community of Westville.
    • California
      • Placer County
      • This Westville is located in Placer County and lies 1,474 miles [2,372.2 km]<1> to the west of the Westville that is located in Chariton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Placer County community of Westville.
    • Connecticut
      • New Haven County
      • This Westville is located in New Haven County and lies 1,051 miles [1,691.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Westville that is located in Chariton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Haven County community of Westville.
    • Florida
      • Holmes County
      • This Westville is located in Holmes County and lies 729 miles [1,173.2 km]<1> to the southeast of the Westville that is located in Chariton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Holmes County community of Westville.
    • Georgia
      • Stewart County
      • This Westville is located in Stewart County and lies 693 miles [1,115.3 km]<1> to the southeast of the Westville that is located in Chariton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stewart County community of Westville.
    • Illinois
      • Vermilion County
      • This Westville is located in Vermilion County and lies 280 miles [450.6 km]<1> to the east of the Westville that is located in Chariton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vermilion County community of Westville.
    • Indiana
      • LaPorte County
      • This Westville is located in LaPorte County and lies 340 miles [547.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Westville that is located in Chariton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the LaPorte County community of Westville.
    • Maine
      • Franklin 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 Maine community of Westville [Franklin County].
    • Massachusetts
      • Bristol County
      • This Westville is located in Bristol County and lies 1,145 miles [1,842.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Westville that is located in Chariton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bristol County community of Westville.
      • Worcester County
      • This Westville is located in Worcester County and lies 1,098 miles [1,767.1 km] to the east northeast of the Westville that is located in Chariton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Westville.
    • Michigan
      • Montcalm County
      • This Westville is located in Montcalm County and lies 478 miles [769.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Westville that is located in Chariton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montcalm County community of Westville.
    • Mississippi
      • Monroe County
      • This Westville is located in Monroe County and lies 471 miles [758 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Westville that is located in Chariton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Westville.
      • Simpson County
      • This Westville is located in Simpson County and lies 562 miles [904.5 km] to the south southeast of the Westville that is located in Chariton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Simpson County community of Westville.
    • New Hampshire
      • Rockingham County
      • This Westville is located in Rockingham County and lies 1,149 miles [1,849.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Westville that is located in Chariton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockingham County community of Westville.
    • New Jersey
      • Essex County
      • This Westville is located in Essex County and lies 982 miles [1,580.4 km]<1> to the east of the Westville that is located in Chariton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Essex County community of Westville.
      • Gloucester 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 Westville [Gloucester County].
    • New York
      • Franklin County
      • This Westville is located in Franklin County and lies 1,010 miles [1,625.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Westville that is located in Chariton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Westville.
      • Otsego County
      • This Westville is located in Otsego County and lies 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the east northeast of the Westville that is located in Chariton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Otsego County community of Westville.
    • North Carolina
      • Harnett 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 North Carolina community of Westville [Harnett County].
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Westville lies 1,577 miles [2,537.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Westville that is located in Chariton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
    • Ohio
      • Champaign County
      • This Westville is located in Champaign County and lies 481 miles [774.1 km]<1> to the east of the Westville that is located in Chariton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Champaign County community of Westville.
      • Mahoning County
      • This Westville is located in Mahoning County and lies 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the east of the Westville that is located in Chariton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mahoning County community of Westville.
    • Oklahoma
      • Adair County
      • This Westville is located in Adair County and lies 267 miles [429.7 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Westville that is located in Chariton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adair County community of Westville.
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Westville.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Jefferson County
      • This Westville is located in Jefferson County and lies 746 miles [1,200.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Westville that is located in Chariton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Westville.
    • South Carolina
      • Greenville County
      • This Westville is located in Greenville County and lies 662 miles [1,065.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Westville that is located in Chariton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenville County community of Westville.
      • Kershaw County
      • This Westville is located in Kershaw County and lies 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the east southeast of the Westville that is located in Chariton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kershaw County community of Westville.
    • Texas
      • Trinity County
      • This Westville is located in Trinity County and lies 605 miles [973.7 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Westville that is located in Chariton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Trinity County community of Westville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Westville ...

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.

  • Echo [Chariton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo
    • Echo [Chariton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Westville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo
  • Forker [Linn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forker
    • Forker [Linn County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Westville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forker have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forker
  • Hart [Macon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hart
    • Hart [Macon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Westville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hart have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hart
  • Indian Grove [Chariton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Grove
    • Indian Grove [Chariton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Westville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Grove
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Lingo [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lingo
      • Lingo [Macon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Westville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lingo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lingo
    • Mike [Chariton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mike
      • Mike [Chariton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Westville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mike have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mike
    • Newcomer [Chariton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newcomer
      • Newcomer [Chariton County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Westville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newcomer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Prairie Hill [Chariton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Hill
      • Prairie Hill [Chariton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Westville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Hill
    • Salisbury [Chariton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
      • Salisbury [Chariton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Westville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,523 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salisbury have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salisbury<4>

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 Westville. 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 ...
    • Rufus R. 'Freight Train' Jones     (Professional wrestler)

How Far From Westville to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Westville to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Keytesville, which is the Seat of Chariton County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Westville to Keytesville, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 83 miles [133.6 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 848 miles [1,364.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,484 miles [10,435 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,228 miles [11,632.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,115 miles [8,231.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Westville. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Westville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6428, Longitude: -92.9080       In this case, the coordinates for Westville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Westville 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>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 Westville 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 317.922 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.022 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.728 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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