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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 Wila, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Wila 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 Wila:
    • 36.616725, -89.783417
    • 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 Wila
  • 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 Wila ...

We have found one communities that share the name Wila.

Within Missouri, the name Wila is unique.

Beyond Missouri, there is another community also named Wila in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Pennsylvania
      • Perry County
      • This Wila is located in Perry County and lies 730 miles [1,174.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Wila that is located in New Madrid County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wila
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Perry County community of Wila.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wila ...

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.

  • Charter Oak [Stoddard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charter Oak
    • Charter Oak [Stoddard County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Wila
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charter Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charter Oak
  • Cody [New Madrid County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cody
    • Cody [New Madrid County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Wila
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cody have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Crumpecker [New Madrid County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crumpecker
    • Crumpecker [New Madrid County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Wila
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crumpecker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Forest Spur [New Madrid County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Spur
    • Forest Spur [New Madrid County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Wila
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Spur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Spur
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hills Store [Stoddard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hills Store
      • Hills Store [Stoddard County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Wila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hills Store have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hills Store
    • Howardville [New Madrid County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howardville
      • Howardville [New Madrid County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Wila
      • Estimated population in 2019: 338 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howardville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howardville
    • Hurricane Ridge [New Madrid County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurricane Ridge
      • Hurricane Ridge [New Madrid County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Wila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurricane Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane Ridge
    • Lone Star [New Madrid County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Star
      • Lone Star [New Madrid County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Wila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Star have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Star
    • Marco [Stoddard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marco
      • Marco [Stoddard County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Wila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marco
    • Sky [New Madrid County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sky
      • Sky [New Madrid County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Wila
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sky have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sky

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 Wila. 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Wila.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hubert S. 'Shucks' Pruett<3>
    • Kasey Rogers     (Actress)

How Far From Wila 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 Wila 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<4> community of Wila once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Wila and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • New Madrid, which is the Seat of New Madrid County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Wila to New Madrid, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 188 miles [302.6 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 712 miles [1,145.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,521 miles [10,494.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,249 miles [11,666.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,125 miles [8,247.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Missouri

About New Madrid County

About Missouri

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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wila) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wila. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6167, Longitude: -89.7834       In this case, the coordinates for Wila 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>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 Wila, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Wila 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 315.71 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.062 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.903 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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