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

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Williamstown:
    • 40.240876, -91.797111
    • 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 Williamstown
  • 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 Williamstown ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Williamstown.

Within Missouri, the name Williamstown is unique.

Beyond Missouri, we know of another 22 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 22 communities, twenty are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Walker County
      • This Williamstown is located in Walker County and lies 514 miles [827.2 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Williamstown that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walker County community of Williamstown.
    • Georgia
      • Fannin County
      • This Williamstown is located in Fannin County and lies 545 miles [877.1 km]<1> to the southeast of the Williamstown that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fannin County community of Williamstown.
    • Indiana
      • Clay 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 Indiana community of Williamstown [Clay County].
      • Rush County
      • This Williamstown is located in Rush County and lies 339 miles [545.6 km]<1> to the east of the Williamstown that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rush County community of Williamstown.
    • Iowa
      • Cedar 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 Iowa community of Williamstown [Cedar County].
      • Chickasaw County
      • This Williamstown is located in Chickasaw County and lies 190 miles [305.8 km]<1> to the north of the Williamstown that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chickasaw County community of Williamstown.
      • Johnson County
      • This Williamstown is located in Johnson County and lies 91 miles [146.5 km] to the north of the Williamstown that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnson County community of Williamstown.
    • Kansas
      • Jefferson County
      • This Williamstown is located in Jefferson County and lies 204 miles [328.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Williamstown that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Williamstown.
    • Kentucky
      • Grant County
      • This Williamstown is located in Grant County and lies 400 miles [643.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Williamstown that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Williamstown.
    • Massachusetts
      • Berkshire County
      • This Williamstown is located in Berkshire County and lies 974 miles [1,567.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Williamstown that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berkshire County community of Williamstown.
    • New Brunswick
      • 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 New Brunswick community of Williamstown.
    • New Jersey
      • Gloucester County
      • This Williamstown is located in Gloucester County and lies 888 miles [1,429.1 km]<1> to the east of the Williamstown that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gloucester County community of Williamstown.
    • New York
      • Oswego County
      • This Williamstown is located in Oswego County and lies 845 miles [1,359.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Williamstown that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oswego County community of Williamstown.
    • Ohio
      • Defiance County
      • This Williamstown is located in Defiance County and lies 395 miles [635.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Williamstown that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Defiance County community of Williamstown.
      • Hancock County
      • This Williamstown is located in Hancock County and lies 429 miles [690.4 km] to the east of the Williamstown that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Williamstown.
    • Ontario
      • This Williamstown lies 934 miles [1,503.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Williamstown that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamstown
    • Pennsylvania
      • Dauphin County
      • This Williamstown is located in Dauphin County and lies 797 miles [1,282.6 km]<1> to the east of the Williamstown that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dauphin County community of Williamstown.
      • Lancaster 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 Pennsylvania community of Williamstown [Lancaster County].
      • Lehigh County
      • This Williamstown is located in Lehigh County and lies 848 miles [1,364.7 km] to the east of the Williamstown that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lehigh County community of Williamstown.
      • Washington County
      • This Williamstown is located in Washington County and lies 620 miles [997.8 km] to the east of the Williamstown that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Williamstown.
    • Vermont
      • Orange County
      • This Williamstown is located in Orange County and lies 1,018 miles [1,638.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Williamstown that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Williamstown.
    • West Virginia
      • Wood County
      • This Williamstown is located in Wood County and lies 551 miles [886.7 km]<1> to the east of the Williamstown that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wood County community of Williamstown.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Williamstown ...

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.

  • Benjamin [Lewis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benjamin
    • Benjamin [Lewis County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Williamstown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benjamin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benjamin
  • Colony [Knox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colony
    • Colony [Knox County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Williamstown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colony
  • Deer Ridge [Lewis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Ridge
    • Deer Ridge [Lewis County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Williamstown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Ridge
  • Forest Springs [Knox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Springs
    • Forest Springs [Knox County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Williamstown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Springs
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Laura [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laura
      • Laura [Lewis County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Williamstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laura have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laura
    • Lewistown [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewistown
      • Lewistown [Lewis County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Williamstown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 512 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewistown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewistown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewistown<4>
    • Sellers [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sellers
      • Sellers [Lewis County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Williamstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sellers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sellers
    • Ten Mile [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ten Mile
      • Ten Mile [Lewis County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Williamstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ten Mile have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ten Mile
    • Union [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Clark County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Williamstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union

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 Williamstown. 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 ...
    • Mary Astor     (Oscar winning actress)
      • Oscar winning actress. She was born in Quincy (Illinois) on Thursday May 3, 1906 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Friday September 25, 1987 at the age of 81.
      • Quincy is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Williamstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Astor<5>
    • Charles Turner Dazey     (Author, playwright)
      • Author, playwright. He was born in Lima (Illinois) on Monday August 13, 1855 and died in Quincy (Illinois) on Wednesday February 9, 1938 at the age of 82. He is buried at Woodland Cemetery (Adams County, Illinois).
      • Lima is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Williamstown.
      • Quincy is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Williamstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Turner Dazey<5>
    • Charles Bruce Edwards     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Quincy (Illinois) on Sunday July 15, 1923 and died in Sacramento (California) on Friday April 25, 1975 at the age of 51. He is buried at Sacramento Memorial Lawn Cemetery (Sacramento County, California).
      • Quincy is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Williamstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Bruce Edwards<5>
    • Raymond McKee     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Keokuk (Iowa) on Wednesday December 7, 1892 and died in Long Beach (California) on Wednesday October 3, 1984 at the age of 91. He is buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California).
      • Keokuk is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Williamstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Raymond McKee<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Monticello, which is the Seat of Lewis County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Williamstown to Monticello, 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 116 miles [186.7 km] to the south (S). 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 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,414 miles [10,322.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,157 miles [11,518.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,043 miles [8,115.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Missouri

About Lewis County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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' (or 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- Williamstown) 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 Williamstown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Williamstown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Williamstown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2409, Longitude: -91.7971       In this case, the coordinates for Williamstown 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 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 Williamstown 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>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Williamstown 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 317.196 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.265 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.048 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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