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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 Whitaker Place, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Whitaker Place 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 Whitaker Place:
    • 36.461727, -90.128430
    • 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 Whitaker Place
  • 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 Whitaker Place ...

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.

  • Bethany [Dunklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethany
    • Bethany [Dunklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Whitaker Place
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
  • Brian [Dunklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brian
    • Brian [Dunklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Whitaker Place
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brian
  • Carryville [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carryville
    • Carryville [Clay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Whitaker Place
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carryville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carryville
  • Frisbee [Dunklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frisbee
    • Frisbee [Dunklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Whitaker Place
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frisbee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frisbee
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    • Greenway [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenway
      • Greenway [Clay County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Whitaker Place
      • Estimated population in 2019: 189 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenway
    • Mitchell [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
      • Mitchell [Clay County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Whitaker Place
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell
    • Page [Dunklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Page
      • Page [Dunklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Whitaker Place
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Page have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Page
    • Pine City [Dunklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine City
      • Pine City [Dunklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Whitaker Place
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine City
    • Providence [Dunklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Dunklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Whitaker Place
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Spoonerville [Dunklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spoonerville
      • Spoonerville [Dunklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Whitaker Place
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spoonerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spoonerville
    • Valley Ridge [Dunklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Ridge
      • Valley Ridge [Dunklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Whitaker Place
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Ridge

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 Whitaker Place. 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 ...
    • Hubert S. 'Shucks' Pruett     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Malden (Missouri) on Saturday September 1, 1900 and died in Ladue (Missouri) on Thursday January 28, 1982 at the age of 81. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Malden is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Whitaker Place.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hubert S. 'Shucks' Pruett<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Kennett, which is the Seat of Dunklin County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Whitaker Place to Kennett, with an average speed<4> 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 five to six hours.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 184 miles [296.1 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,542 miles [10,528.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,270 miles [11,699.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,147 miles [8,283.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Missouri

About Dunklin County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Whitaker Place. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Whitaker Place) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitaker Place. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4617, Longitude: -90.1284       In this case, the coordinates for Whitaker Place 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 Whitaker Place 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 315.922 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.287 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.091 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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