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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 Wilson City, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Wilson City 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 Wilson City:
    • 36.923591, -89.223015
    • 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 Wilson City
  • 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 Wilson City ...

We have found one communities that share the name Wilson City.

Within Missouri, the name Wilson City is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Hamilton 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 Wilson City [Hamilton County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wilson City ...

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.

  • Airline Acres [Mississippi County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Airline Acres
    • Airline Acres [Mississippi County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Wilson City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Airline Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Airline Acres
  • Alfalfa Center [Mississippi County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alfalfa Center
    • Alfalfa Center [Mississippi County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Wilson City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alfalfa Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alfalfa Center
  • Cairo [Alexander County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
    • Cairo [Alexander County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Wilson City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,082 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cairo<4>
  • Frog City [Alexander County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frog City
    • Frog City [Alexander County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Wilson City
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Frog City. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Future City [Alexander County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Future City
      • Future City [Alexander County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Wilson City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Future City
    • Golden Lily [Alexander County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden Lily
      • Golden Lily [Alexander County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Wilson City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden Lily have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden Lily
    • Greenfield [Mississippi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
      • Greenfield [Mississippi County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Wilson City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
    • Henson [Mississippi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henson
      • Henson [Mississippi County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Wilson City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henson
    • Mound City [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
      • Mound City [Pulaski County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Wilson City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 504 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mound City<4>
    • Never Spur [Mississippi County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Never Spur
      • Never Spur [Mississippi County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Wilson City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Never Spur have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Price Landing [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Price Landing
      • Price Landing [Scott County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Wilson City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Price Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Price Landing
    • Pulltight [Mississippi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pulltight
      • Pulltight [Mississippi County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Wilson City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pulltight have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pulltight
    • Texas Bend [Mississippi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Texas Bend
      • Texas Bend [Mississippi County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Wilson City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Texas Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Texas Bend
    • Thirtyfour Corner [Mississippi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thirtyfour Corner
      • Thirtyfour Corner [Mississippi County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Wilson City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thirtyfour Corner

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 Wilson City. 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 ...
    • Rex Ingram     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Cairo (Illinois) on Sunday October 20, 1895 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday September 19, 1969 at the age of 73. He is buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Cairo is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Wilson City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rex Ingram<6>
    • Kasey Rogers     (Actress)
    • Kenny Rollins     (Professional basketball)
      • Professional basketball. He was born in Charleston (Missouri) on Friday September 14, 1923 and died in Greencastle (Indiana) on Tueday October 9, 2012 at the age of 89. He is buried at Lexington Cemetery (Fayette County, Kentucky).
      • Charleston is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Wilson City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kenny Rollins<6>

How Far From Wilson City 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 village such as Wilson City to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Charleston, which is the Seat of Mississippi County and lies just to the West.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 197 miles [317 km]<2> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Wilson City to Jefferson City, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,484 miles [10,435 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,211 miles [11,605 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,088 miles [8,188.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Wilson City 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wilson City) 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 Wilson City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wilson City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilson City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9236, Longitude: -89.2230       In this case, the coordinates for Wilson City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Wilson City to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.367 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.708 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.585 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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