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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 Wilkie, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Wilkie 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 Wilkie:
    • 38.889494, -90.398727
    • 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 Wilkie
  • 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 Wilkie ...

We have found three communities that share the name Wilkie.

Within Missouri, the name Wilkie is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Crawford 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 Wilkie [Crawford County].
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Wilkie lies 1,278 miles [2,056.7 km]<2> to the northwest of the Wilkie that is located in Saint Charles County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilkie
    • Virginia
      • Rockbridge 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 Virginia community of Wilkie [Rockbridge County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wilkie ...

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.

  • Black Walnut [Saint Charles County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Walnut
    • Black Walnut [Saint Charles County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Wilkie
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Walnut have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Walnut
  • Cross Keys [Saint Louis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Keys
    • Cross Keys [Saint Louis County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Wilkie
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Keys have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Keys
  • Deer Plain [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Plain
    • Deer Plain [Calhoun County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Wilkie
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Plain have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Plain
  • Elm Point [Saint Charles County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Point
    • Elm Point [Saint Charles County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Wilkie
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm Point
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Kampville [Saint Charles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kampville
      • Kampville [Saint Charles County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Wilkie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kampville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kampville
    • Lockhaven [Jersey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockhaven
      • Lockhaven [Jersey County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Wilkie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockhaven
    • Marshall Landing [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall Landing
      • Marshall Landing [Calhoun County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Wilkie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshall Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall Landing
    • Orchard Farm [Saint Charles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard Farm
      • Orchard Farm [Saint Charles County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Wilkie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard Farm have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Farm
    • Seeburger [Saint Charles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seeburger
      • Seeburger [Saint Charles County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Wilkie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seeburger have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seeburger
    • Shoveltown [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoveltown
      • Shoveltown [Saint Louis County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Wilkie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shoveltown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoveltown

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 Wilkie. 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 ...
    • Kathryn Adams     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Thursday May 25, 1893 and died in Hollywood (California) on Tueday February 17, 1959 at the age of 65. She is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Saint Louis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Wilkie.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kathryn Adams<5>
    • Thomas 'Tom' Allen     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Birmingham (England) on Thursday April 23, 1840 and died in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Sunday April 5, 1903 at the age of 63. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Saint Louis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Wilkie.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas 'Tom' Allen<5>
    • Joseph H. 'Joe' Astroth, Sr.     (Major League Baseball)
    • King Baggot     (Actor, director, screenwriter)
      • Actor, director, screenwriter. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Friday November 7, 1879 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday July 11, 1948 at the age of 68. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Saint Louis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Wilkie.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: King Baggot<5>
    • Martine Bartlett     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Friday April 24, 1925 and died in Tempe (Arizona) on Monday June 5, 2006 at the age of 81. She is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Saint Louis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Wilkie.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martine Bartlett<5>
    • William Leer 'Beverly' Bayne     (Major League Baseball)
    • August H. Becker     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Bonn (Germany) on Saturday February 13, 1836 and died in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Saturday October 3, 1903 at the age of 67. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Saint Louis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Wilkie.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: August H. Becker<5>
    • Larry Benton     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Saturday November 20, 1897 and died in Amberley (Ohio) on Friday April 3, 1953 at the age of 55. He is buried at St. Joseph Cemetery (Hamilton County, Ohio).
      • Saint Louis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Wilkie.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Larry Benton<5>
    • Lawrence James 'Larry' Benton     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Saturday November 20, 1897 and died in Amberley (Ohio) on Friday April 3, 1953 at the age of 55. He is buried at St. Joseph Cemetery (Hamilton County, Ohio).
      • Saint Louis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Wilkie.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence James 'Larry' Benton<5>
    • Lawrence Peter 'Yogi' Berra     (Major League Baseball)
    • Chuck Berry     (Musician, singer, songwriter)
      • Musician, singer, songwriter. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Monday October 18, 1926 and died in Wentzville (Missouri) on Saturday March 18, 2017 at the age of 90.
      • Saint Louis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Wilkie.
      • Wentzville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Wilkie.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chuck Berry<5>
    • Fred Berry     (Actor)
    • Johnny Black     (Songwriter)
      • Songwriter. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Wednesday September 30, 1891 and died in Hamilton (Ohio) on Tueday June 9, 1936 at the age of 44. He is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery (Hamilton County, Ohio).
      • Saint Louis is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Wilkie.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Black<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Saint Charles, which is the Seat of Saint Charles County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Wilkie to Saint Charles, 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 98 miles [157.7 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,431 miles [10,349.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,167 miles [11,534.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,048 miles [8,124 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Missouri

About Saint Charles County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Charles County: www.saintcharlescounty.org/

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 Wilkie 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 from Point A (ie- Wilkie) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilkie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8895, Longitude: -90.3987       In this case, the coordinates for Wilkie 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 Wilkie, 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 Wilkie 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 316.215 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.953 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.683 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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