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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 Windyville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Windyville 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 Windyville:
    • 37.706706, -92.927128
    • 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 Windyville
  • 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 Windyville ...

We have found two communities that share the name Windyville.

Within Missouri, the name Windyville is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Edmonson County
      • This Windyville is located in Edmonson County and lies 363 miles [584.2 km]<1> to the east of the Windyville that is located in Dallas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windyville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Edmonson County community of Windyville.
      • Grayson County
      • This Windyville is located in Grayson County and lies 357 miles [574.5 km] to the east of the Windyville that is located in Dallas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windyville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grayson County community of Windyville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Windyville ...

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.

  • Buffalo [Dallas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
    • Buffalo [Dallas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Windyville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,091 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<3>
  • Cedar Ridge [Dallas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Ridge
    • Cedar Ridge [Dallas County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Windyville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Ridge
  • Cloverdale [Dallas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
    • Cloverdale [Dallas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Windyville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
  • Corkery [Dallas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corkery
    • Corkery [Dallas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Windyville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corkery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corkery
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Leadmine [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leadmine
      • Leadmine [Dallas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Windyville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leadmine
    • Long Lane [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Lane
      • Long Lane [Dallas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Windyville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Lane
    • Pumpkin Center [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pumpkin Center
      • Pumpkin Center [Dallas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Windyville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pumpkin Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pumpkin Center
    • Ralphwhite Ford [Dallas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ralphwhite Ford
      • Ralphwhite Ford [Dallas County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Windyville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ralphwhite Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sweet Hollow Ford [Laclede County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Hollow Ford
      • Sweet Hollow Ford [Laclede County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Windyville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweet Hollow Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tom Hollow Ford [Laclede County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tom Hollow Ford
      • Tom Hollow Ford [Laclede County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Windyville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tom Hollow Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Windyville. 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 ...
    • Sally Rand     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Elkton (Missouri) on Sunday April 3, 1904 and died in Glendora (California) on Friday August 31, 1979 at the age of 75. She is buried at Oakdale Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Elkton is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Windyville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sally Rand<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Buffalo, which is the Seat of Dallas County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Windyville to Buffalo, 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 72 miles [115.9 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 4 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 863 miles [1,388.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,584 miles [10,595.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,323 miles [11,785.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,205 miles [8,376.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Missouri

About Dallas County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Windyville. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Windyville) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Windyville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7067, Longitude: -92.9271       In this case, the coordinates for Windyville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Windyville 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 317.83 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.659 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.13 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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