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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 Whitakerville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Whitakerville 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 Whitakerville:
    • 38.213915, -93.371037
    • 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 Whitakerville
  • 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 Whitakerville ...

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.

  • Cold Springs [Benton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Springs
    • Cold Springs [Benton County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Whitakerville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Springs
  • Dell [Benton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dell
    • Dell [Benton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Whitakerville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dell
  • Dell Junction [Benton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dell Junction
    • Dell Junction [Benton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Whitakerville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dell Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dell Junction
  • Macks Camp [Benton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macks Camp
    • Macks Camp [Benton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Whitakerville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Macks Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macks Camp
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    • Majorville [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Majorville
      • Majorville [Benton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Whitakerville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Majorville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Majorville:
      • Hockman
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Majorville
    • Opportunity Farms [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opportunity Farms
      • Opportunity Farms [Benton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Whitakerville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Opportunity Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opportunity Farms
    • Racket [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Racket
      • Racket [Benton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Whitakerville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Racket have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Racket
    • Wisdom [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wisdom
      • Wisdom [Benton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Whitakerville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wisdom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wisdom

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 Whitakerville. 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 ...
    • Sally Rand     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Elkton (Missouri) on Sunday April 3, 1904 and died in Glendora (California) on Friday August 31, 1979 at the age of 75. She is buried at Oakdale Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Elkton is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Whitakerville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sally Rand<3>
    • Evelyn Lutman Roberts     (Evangelist)
      • Evangelist. She was born in Warsaw (Missouri) on Sunday April 22, 1917 and died in Irvine (California) on Wednesday May 4, 2005 at the age of 88. She is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Tulsa County, Oklahoma).
      • Warsaw is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the north of Whitakerville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Evelyn Lutman Roberts<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Warsaw, which is the Seat of Benton County and lies just to the North.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 69 miles [111 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Whitakerville to Jefferson City, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 882 miles [1,419.4 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,574 miles [10,579.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,315 miles [11,772.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,199 miles [8,367 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Missouri

About Benton County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Whitakerville. 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- Whitakerville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitakerville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2139, Longitude: -93.3710       In this case, the coordinates for Whitakerville 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 Whitakerville 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 318.158 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.106 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.244 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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