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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 White Church, we use the following websites to find information relevant to White Church 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 White Church:
    • 36.850335, -91.786258
    • 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 White Church
  • 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 White Church ...

We have found two communities that share the name White Church.

Within Missouri, the name White Church is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Wyandotte County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of White Church [Wyandotte County].
    • New York
      • Tompkins County
      • This White Church is located in Tompkins County and lies 901 miles [1,450 km]<2> to the east northeast of the White Church that is located in Howell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Church
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tompkins County community of White Church.

Curious and Interesting Names Near White Church ...

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.

  • Carson [Howell County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carson
    • Carson [Howell County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of White Church
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Chapel [Howell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel
    • Chapel [Howell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of White Church
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel
  • Congo [Shannon County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Congo
    • Congo [Shannon County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of White Church
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Congo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Frankville [Howell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frankville
    • Frankville [Howell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of White Church
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frankville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frankville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hunter Crossing [Oregon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter Crossing
      • Hunter Crossing [Oregon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of White Church
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter Crossing
    • Mountain View [Howell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Howell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of White Church
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,649 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain View<4>
    • Not [Shannon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Not
      • Not [Shannon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of White Church
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Not have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Not
    • Peace Valley [Howell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peace Valley
      • Peace Valley [Howell County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of White Church
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peace Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peace Valley
    • Rover [Oregon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rover
      • Rover [Oregon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of White Church
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rover
    • Willow Springs [Howell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Springs
      • Willow Springs [Howell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of White Church
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,099 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willow Springs<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • West Plains, which is the Seat of Howell County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 121 miles [194.7 km]<2> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from White Church to Jefferson City, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 815 miles [1,311.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 47 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,585 miles [10,597.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,319 miles [11,778.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,198 miles [8,365.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for White Church. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 White Church 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- White Church) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in White Church. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8503, Longitude: -91.7863       In this case, the coordinates for White Church have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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.
<6>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 White Church to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.021 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.61 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.765 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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