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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, we use the following websites to find information relevant to White and the surrounding area.

  • 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:
    • 37.979773, -90.704852
    • 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
  • 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 ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name White.

Within Missouri, the name White is unique.

Beyond Missouri, we know of another 26 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 26 communities, 25 are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Calhoun County
      • This White is located in Calhoun County and lies 407 miles [655 km]<1> to the southeast of the White that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of White.
    • Arkansas
      • Ashley County
      • This White is located in Ashley County and lies 350 miles [563.3 km]<1> to the south southwest of the White that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ashley County community of White.
    • Colorado
      • Morgan 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 Colorado community of White [Morgan County].
    • Georgia
      • Bartow County
      • This White is located in Bartow County and lies 418 miles [672.7 km]<1> to the southeast of the White that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bartow County community of White.
      • Hall County
      • This White is located in Hall County and lies 455 miles [732.3 km] to the east southeast of the White that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hall County community of White.
    • Kansas
      • Butler 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 Kansas community of White [Butler County].
    • Louisiana
      • Lafourche Parish
      • 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 Louisiana community of White [Lafourche Parish].
    • Michigan
      • Delta 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 Michigan community of White [Delta County].
      • Hillsdale County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of White [Hillsdale County].
      • Houghton County
      • This White is located in Houghton County and lies 614 miles [988.1 km]<1> to the north of the White that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Houghton County community of White.
    • Montana
      • Gallatin County
      • This White is located in Gallatin County and lies 1,184 miles [1,905.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the White that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gallatin County community of White.
      • McCone County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of White [McCone County].
    • Nevada
      • Eureka County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of White [Eureka County].
    • North Dakota
      • Bottineau County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Dakota community of White [Bottineau County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Garfield 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 Oklahoma community of White [Garfield County].
    • 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 White.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Fayette County
      • This White is located in Fayette County and lies 620 miles [997.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the White that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of White.
      • Indiana County
      • This White is located in Indiana County and lies 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the east northeast of the White that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Indiana County community of White.
    • South Dakota
      • Brookings County
      • This White is located in Brookings County and lies 541 miles [870.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the White that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brookings County community of White.
    • Tennessee
      • Shelby 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 Tennessee community of White [Shelby County].
    • Texas
      • El Paso 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 Texas community of White [El Paso County].
      • Uvalde County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of White [Uvalde County].
    • Utah
      • Davis County
      • This White is located in Davis County and lies 1,152 miles [1,854 km]<1> to the west northwest of the White that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davis County community of White.
    • Washington
      • King County
      • This White is located in King County and lies 1,710 miles [2,752 km]<1> to the northwest of the White that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the King County community of White.
    • West Virginia
      • Preston 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 West Virginia community of White [Preston County].
      • Randolph County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of White [Randolph County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near White ...

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.

  • Fountain Farm [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Farm
    • Fountain Farm [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of White
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fountain Farm have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Farm
  • French Town [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for French Town
    • French Town [Washington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of White
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on French Town
  • Frogtown [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frogtown
    • Frogtown [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of White
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frogtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frogtown
  • Happy Hollow [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happy Hollow
    • Happy Hollow [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of White
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Happy Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Hollow
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Mineral Point [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Point
      • Mineral Point [Washington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of White
      • Estimated population in 2019: 355 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Point
    • Mud Town [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mud Town
      • Mud Town [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of White
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mud Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mud Town
    • Springtown [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springtown
      • Springtown [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of White
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springtown
    • Tiff [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiff
      • Tiff [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of White
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiff

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 White. 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 ...
    • Frank Wilcox     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in De Soto (Missouri) on Wednesday March 13, 1907 and died in Granada Hills (California) on Sunday March 3, 1974 at the age of 67. He is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • De Soto is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of White.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Wilcox<5>

How Far From White 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 White 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 White once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in White and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Potosi, which is the Seat of Washington County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 89 miles [143.2 km]<1> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from White to Jefferson City, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 741 miles [1,192.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 43 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,488 miles [10,441.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,222 miles [11,622.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,102 miles [8,210.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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- White) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in White. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9798, Longitude: -90.7049       In this case, the coordinates for White 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 White 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>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 White, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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>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 White 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 316.377 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.017 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.031 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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