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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 Willard, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Willard 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 Willard:
    • 37.294584, -93.416627
    • 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 Willard
  • 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 Willard ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Willard.

Within Missouri, the name Willard is unique.

Beyond Missouri, we know of another 32 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 32 communities, 31 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Prairie County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Willard [Prairie County].
    • Colorado
      • Logan County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Willard [Logan County].
    • Georgia
      • Putnam County
      • This Willard is located in Putnam County and lies 623 miles [1,002.6 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Willard that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Willard.
    • Idaho
      • Benewah County
      • This Willard is located in Benewah County and lies 1,380 miles [2,220.9 km]<2> to the northwest of the Willard that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benewah County community of Willard.
    • Illinois
      • Alexander County
      • This Willard is located in Alexander County and lies 224 miles [360.5 km]<2> to the east of the Willard that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alexander County community of Willard.
      • Saint Clair County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Willard [Saint Clair County].
    • Iowa
      • Wapello County
      • This Willard is located in Wapello County and lies 260 miles [418.4 km]<2> to the north of the Willard that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wapello County community of Willard.
    • Kansas
      • Shawnee County
      • This Willard is located in Shawnee County and lies 185 miles [297.7 km]<2> to the northwest of the Willard that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shawnee County community of Willard.
    • Kentucky
      • Carter County
      • This Willard is located in Carter County and lies 577 miles [928.6 km]<2> to the east of the Willard that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carter County community of Willard.
    • Maine
      • Cumberland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maine community of Willard [Cumberland County].
    • Manitoba
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Michigan
      • Bay County
      • This Willard is located in Bay County and lies 657 miles [1,057.3 km]<2> to the northeast of the Willard that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bay County community of Willard.
    • Montana
      • Fallon County
      • This Willard is located in Fallon County and lies 832 miles [1,339 km]<2> to the northwest of the Willard that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fallon County community of Willard.
    • Nebraska
      • Lincoln County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Lincoln County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Willard.
    • New Mexico
      • Torrance County
      • This Willard is located in Torrance County and lies 728 miles [1,171.6 km]<2> to the west of the Willard that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Torrance County community of Willard.
    • New York
      • Chenango County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Willard [Chenango County].
      • Seneca County
      • This Willard is located in Seneca County and lies 949 miles [1,527.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Willard that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Seneca County community of Willard.
    • North Carolina
      • Pender County
      • This Willard is located in Pender County and lies 879 miles [1,414.6 km]<2> to the east of the Willard that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pender County community of Willard.
    • Ohio
      • Huron County
      • This Willard is located in Huron County and lies 627 miles [1,009.1 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Willard that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Huron County community of Willard.
    • Oklahoma
      • Harper County
      • This Willard is located in Harper County and lies 347 miles [558.4 km]<2> to the west of the Willard that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harper County community of Willard.
    • Oregon
      • Douglas County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Willard [Douglas County].
      • Marion County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Willard [Marion County].
    • Tennessee
      • Trousdale County
      • This Willard is located in Trousdale County and lies 403 miles [648.6 km]<2> to the east of the Willard that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Trousdale County community of Willard.
    • Utah
      • Box Elder County
      • This Willard is located in Box Elder County and lies 1,031 miles [1,659.2 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Willard that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Box Elder County community of Willard.
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Willard is located in Salt Lake County and lies 1,014 miles [1,631.9 km] to the west northwest of the Willard that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Willard.
    • Virginia
      • Fairfax County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Willard [Fairfax County].
      • Loudoun County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Willard [Loudoun County].
      • Wythe County
      • This Willard is located in Wythe County and lies 667 miles [1,073.4 km]<2> to the east of the Willard that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wythe County community of Willard.
    • Washington
      • Skamania County
      • This Willard is located in Skamania County and lies 1,561 miles [2,512.2 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Willard that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Skamania County community of Willard.
      • Whitman County
      • This Willard is located in Whitman County and lies 1,380 miles [2,220.9 km] to the northwest of the Willard that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whitman County community of Willard.
    • West Virginia
      • Harrison County
      • This Willard is located in Harrison County and lies 725 miles [1,166.8 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Willard that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Willard.
    • Wisconsin
      • Clark County
      • This Willard is located in Clark County and lies 532 miles [856.2 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Willard that is located in Greene County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Willard.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Willard ...

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.

  • Cave Spring [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Spring
    • Cave Spring [Greene County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Willard
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cave Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave Spring
  • Ebenezer [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
    • Ebenezer [Greene County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Willard
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ebenezer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer
  • Harold [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harold
    • Harold [Greene County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Willard
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harold have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harold
  • Heady [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heady
    • Heady [Greene County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Willard
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heady have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heady
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Mascot [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mascot
      • Mascot [Greene County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Willard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mascot have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mascot
    • Pearl [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
      • Pearl [Greene County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Willard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl
    • Roseville [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville
      • Roseville [Greene County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Willard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseville
    • Sacville [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sacville
      • Sacville [Greene County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Willard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sacville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sacville
    • Valley Water Mills [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Water Mills
      • Valley Water Mills [Greene County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Willard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Water Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Water Mills

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 Willard. 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 ...
    • Aaron Dale Allston     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Corsicana (Texas) on Thursday December 8, 1960 and died in Springfield (Missouri) on Thursday February 27, 2014 at the age of 53. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Navarro County, Texas).
      • Springfield is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Willard.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Aaron Dale Allston<5>
    • Buddy Baker     (Composer)
    • Kate 'Ma' Barker     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. She was born in Ash Grove (Missouri) on Wednesday October 8, 1873 and died in Ocklawaha (Florida) on Wednesday January 16, 1935 at the age of 61.
      • Ash Grove is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west of Willard.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kate 'Ma' Barker<5>
    • Lloyd William Barker     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in Aurora (Missouri) on Wednesday March 16, 1898 and died on Friday March 18, 1949 at the age of 51. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Adams County, Colorado).
      • Aurora is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Willard.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lloyd William Barker<5>
    • Dorothy Ann 'Dottie' Dillard     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Springfield (Missouri) on Friday August 3, 1923 and died in Springfield (Missouri) on Wednesday May 6, 2015 at the age of 91. She is buried at Maple Park Cemetery (Greene County, Missouri).
      • Springfield is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Willard.
      • Springfield is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Willard.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Ann 'Dottie' Dillard<5>
    • Vito Genovese     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in Roccaraionola (Italy) on Sunday November 21, 1897 and died in Springfield (Missouri) on Friday February 14, 1969 at the age of 71. He is buried at St. John RC Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Springfield is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Willard.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vito Genovese<5>
    • Al 'Lefty' Gerheauser     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Sunday June 24, 1917 and died in Springfield (Missouri) on Sunday May 28, 1972 at the age of 54. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Jasper County, Missouri).
      • Springfield is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Willard.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al 'Lefty' Gerheauser<5>
    • John Gotti     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in New York (New York) on Sunday October 27, 1940 and died in Springfield (Missouri) on Monday June 10, 2002 at the age of 61. He is buried at St. John RC Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Springfield is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Willard.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Gotti<5>
    • Herman W. Keiser     (Professional Golf)
      • Professional Golf. He was born in Springfield (Missouri) on Wednesday October 7, 1914 and died in Akron (Ohio) on Wednesday December 24, 2003 at the age of 89. He is buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Summit County, Ohio).
      • Springfield is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Willard.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herman W. Keiser<5>
    • Frederick 'Freddy' Leach     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Springfield (Missouri) on Tueday November 23, 1897 and died in Hagerman (Idaho) on Thursday December 10, 1981 at the age of 84. He is buried at Hagerman Cemetery (Gooding County, Idaho).
      • Springfield is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Willard.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frederick 'Freddy' Leach<5>
    • John Sherman 'Sherm' Lollar     (Major League Baseball)
    • James Ellsworth 'Jim' Lowe     (Singer, songwriter)
    • Arnold Malcom 'Mickey' Owen     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Nixa (Missouri) on Tueday April 4, 1916 and died in Mount Vernon (Missouri) on Wednesday July 13, 2005 at the age of 89.
      • Nixa is located 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Willard.
      • Mount Vernon is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Willard.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arnold Malcom 'Mickey' Owen<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Springfield, which is the Seat of Greene County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Willard to Springfield, 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 111 miles [178.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 895 miles [1,440.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,623 miles [10,658.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,362 miles [11,848 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,244 miles [8,439.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Missouri

About Greene County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Willard: www.cityofwillard.org/

The official website for Greene County: www.greenecountymo.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Willard, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Willard) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Willard. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Willard

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2946, Longitude: -93.4166       In this case, the coordinates for Willard have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Willard 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.
<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 Willard 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 318.129 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.952 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.439 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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