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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 Willow Brook, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Willow Brook 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 Willow Brook:
    • 39.631903, -94.796080
    • 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 Willow Brook
  • 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 Willow Brook ...

We have found six communities that share the name Willow Brook.

Within Missouri, the name Willow Brook is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Louisiana
      • Orleans Parish
      • This Willow Brook is located in Orleans Parish and lies 716 miles [1,152.3 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Willow Brook that is located in Buchanan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Brook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orleans Parish community of Willow Brook.
    • New Jersey
      • Sussex County
      • This Willow Brook is located in Sussex County and lies 1,076 miles [1,731.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Willow Brook that is located in Buchanan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Brook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sussex County community of Willow Brook.
    • New York
      • Chautauqua County
      • This Willow Brook is located in Chautauqua County and lies 820 miles [1,319.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Willow Brook that is located in Buchanan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Brook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chautauqua County community of Willow Brook.
      • Dutchess County
      • This Willow Brook is located in Dutchess County and lies 1,109 miles [1,784.8 km] to the east northeast of the Willow Brook that is located in Buchanan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Brook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dutchess County community of Willow Brook.
    • North Carolina
      • Henderson County
      • This Willow Brook is located in Henderson County and lies 739 miles [1,189.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Willow Brook that is located in Buchanan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Brook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Willow Brook.
    • Texas
      • Harris County
      • This Willow Brook is located in Harris County and lies 689 miles [1,108.8 km]<1> to the south of the Willow Brook that is located in Buchanan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Brook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harris County community of Willow Brook.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Willow Brook ...

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.

  • Dearborn [Platte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dearborn
    • Dearborn [Platte County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Willow Brook
    • Estimated population in 2019: 523 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dearborn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dearborn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dearborn<3>
  • Dye [Platte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dye
    • Dye [Platte County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Willow Brook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dye have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dye
  • Faucett [Buchanan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faucett
    • Faucett [Buchanan County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Willow Brook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faucett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faucett
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Faucett<3>
  • Halls [Buchanan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halls
    • Halls [Buchanan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Willow Brook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halls
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    • Lone Star [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Star
      • Lone Star [Buchanan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Willow Brook
      • 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
    • Maxey [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxey
      • Maxey [Buchanan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Willow Brook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maxey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxey
    • Mock Corner [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mock Corner
      • Mock Corner [Buchanan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Willow Brook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mock Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mock Corner
    • Rushville [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushville
      • Rushville [Buchanan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Willow Brook
      • Estimated population in 2019: 280 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rushville<3>

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 Willow Brook. 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.

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    • Irving Bacon     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Saint Joseph (Missouri) on Wednesday September 6, 1893 and died in Hollywood (California) on Friday February 5, 1965 at the age of 71. He is buried at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery (San Diego County, California).
      • Saint Joseph is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Willow Brook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Irving Bacon<4>
    • Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr.     (Television & radio personality)
      • Television & radio personality. He was born in Saint Joseph (Missouri) on Saturday November 4, 1916 and died in New York (New York) on Friday July 17, 2009 at the age of 92. He is buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Saint Joseph is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Willow Brook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr.<4>
    • Eminem     (Rapper, songwriter, producer, actor)
      • Rapper, songwriter, producer, actor. He was born in Saint Joseph (Missouri) on Tueday October 17, 1972
      • Saint Joseph is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Willow Brook.
    • Coleman Hawkins     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Saint Joseph (Missouri) on Monday November 21, 1904 and died in New York (New York) on Monday May 19, 1969 at the age of 64. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Saint Joseph is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Willow Brook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Coleman Hawkins<4>
    • Dorothea Kent     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Saint Joseph (Missouri) on Wednesday June 21, 1916 and died in Hollywood (California) on Thursday August 23, 1990 at the age of 74. She is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Saint Joseph is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Willow Brook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothea Kent<4>
    • Kay Noble-Bell     (Professional wrestler)
      • Professional wrestler. She was born in Saint Joseph (Missouri) on Tueday October 15, 1940 and died in Amarillo (Texas) on Thursday April 27, 2006 at the age of 65. She is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Potter County, Texas).
      • Saint Joseph is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Willow Brook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kay Noble-Bell<4>
    • Franklin Parker     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Fillmore (Missouri) on Thursday November 8, 1900 and died in Hollywood (California) on Tueday June 12, 1962 at the age of 61. The body was cremated.
      • Fillmore is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Willow Brook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Franklin Parker<4>
    • Stanley Price     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Atchison (Kansas) on Saturday December 31, 1892 and died in Garden Grove (California) on Wednesday July 13, 1955 at the age of 62. He is buried at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Atchison is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of Willow Brook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stanley Price<4>
    • LeRoy Prinz     (Choreographer)
      • Choreographer. He was born in Saint Joseph (Missouri) on Tueday July 14, 1896 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday September 15, 1983 at the age of 87. He is buried at Los Angeles National Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Saint Joseph is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Willow Brook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: LeRoy Prinz<4>
    • Jane Wyman     (Oscar winning actress)
      • Oscar winning actress. She was born in Saint Joseph (Missouri) on Friday January 5, 1917 and died in Rancho Mirage (California) on Monday September 10, 2007 at the age of 90.
      • Saint Joseph is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Willow Brook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jane Wyman<4>

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

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

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    • Saint Joseph, which is the Seat of Buchanan County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Willow Brook to Saint Joseph, with an average speed<5> 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 158 miles [254.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 949 miles [1,527.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 54 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,551 miles [10,542.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,298 miles [11,745 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,190 miles [8,352.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Missouri

About Buchanan County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Buchanan County: www.co.buchanan.mo.us/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Willow Brook) 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 Willow Brook. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Willow Brook

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willow Brook. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6319, Longitude: -94.7961    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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 Willow Brook 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 319.21 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.507 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.666 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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