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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 Whiting, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Whiting 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 Whiting:
    • 36.788944, -89.373963
    • 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 Whiting
  • 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 Whiting ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Whiting.

Within Missouri, the name Whiting is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Baldwin 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 Georgia community of Whiting [Baldwin County].
    • Indiana
      • Lake County
      • This Whiting is located in Lake County and lies 352 miles [566.5 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Whiting that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiting
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Whiting.
    • Iowa
      • Monona County
      • This Whiting is located in Monona County and lies 515 miles [828.8 km]<2> to the northwest of the Whiting that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiting
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monona County community of Whiting.
    • Kansas
      • Jackson County
      • This Whiting is located in Jackson County and lies 389 miles [626 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Whiting that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiting
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Whiting.
    • Maine
      • Washington County
      • This Whiting is located in Washington County and lies 1,279 miles [2,058.4 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Whiting that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiting
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Whiting.
    • Michigan
      • Lapeer 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 Michigan community of Whiting [Lapeer County].
    • New Jersey
      • Ocean County
      • This Whiting is located in Ocean County and lies 839 miles [1,350.2 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Whiting that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiting
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ocean County community of Whiting.
    • Tennessee
      • Carter 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 Tennessee community of Whiting [Carter County].
    • Vermont
      • Addison County
      • This Whiting is located in Addison County and lies 979 miles [1,575.5 km]<2> to the northeast of the Whiting that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiting
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Addison County community of Whiting.
    • Wisconsin
      • Portage County
      • This Whiting is located in Portage County and lies 531 miles [854.6 km]<2> to the north of the Whiting that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiting
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Portage County community of Whiting.
    • Wyoming
      • Platte County
      • This Whiting is located in Platte County and lies 904 miles [1,454.8 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Whiting that is located in Mississippi County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiting
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Platte County community of Whiting.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Whiting ...

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.

  • Airline Acres [Mississippi County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Airline Acres
    • Airline Acres [Mississippi County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Whiting
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Airline Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Airline Acres
  • Buckeye [Mississippi County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckeye
    • Buckeye [Mississippi County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Whiting
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckeye have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckeye
  • Champion [New Madrid County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Champion
    • Champion [New Madrid County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Whiting
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Champion have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Champion
  • Henson [Mississippi County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henson
    • Henson [Mississippi County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Whiting
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henson
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Miner [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miner
      • Miner [Scott County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Whiting
      • Estimated population in 2019: 934 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miner
    • Never Spur [Mississippi County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Never Spur
      • Never Spur [Mississippi County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Whiting
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Never Spur have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pinhook [Mississippi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinhook
      • Pinhook [Mississippi County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Whiting
      • Estimated population in 2012: 30 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinhook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinhook
    • Pulltight [Mississippi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pulltight
      • Pulltight [Mississippi County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Whiting
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pulltight have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pulltight
    • Thirtyfour Corner [Mississippi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thirtyfour Corner
      • Thirtyfour Corner [Mississippi County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Whiting
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thirtyfour Corner
    • Wolf Island [Mississippi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolf Island
      • Wolf Island [Mississippi County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Whiting
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolf Island have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolf Island

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 Whiting. 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 ...
    • Rex Ingram     (Actor)
    • Kasey Rogers     (Actress)
    • Kenny Rollins     (Professional basketball)
      • Professional basketball. He was born in Charleston (Missouri) on Friday September 14, 1923 and died in Greencastle (Indiana) on Tueday October 9, 2012 at the age of 89. He is buried at Lexington Cemetery (Fayette County, Kentucky).
      • Charleston is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Whiting.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kenny Rollins<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Charleston, which is the Seat of Mississippi County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Whiting to Charleston, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 196 miles [315.4 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 12 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,496 miles [10,454.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,224 miles [11,625.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,100 miles [8,207.7 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 Whiting. 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 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 Whiting 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Whiting) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whiting. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7889, Longitude: -89.3740       In this case, the coordinates for Whiting have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Whiting, 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 Whiting 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 315.457 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.793 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.683 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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