RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Winkler, Missouri

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other MO
Communities













Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Winkler, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Winkler 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 Winkler:
    • 37.835876, -91.557096
    • 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 Winkler
  • 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 Winkler ...

We have found three communities that share the name Winkler.

Within Missouri, the name Winkler is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Riley County
      • This Winkler is located in Riley County and lies 306 miles [492.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Winkler that is located in Phelps County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winkler
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Riley County community of Winkler.
    • Manitoba
      • This Winkler lies 845 miles [1,359.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Winkler that is located in Phelps County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winkler
    • Texas
      • Freestone County
      • This Winkler is located in Freestone County and lies 484 miles [778.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the Winkler that is located in Phelps County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winkler
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Freestone County community of Winkler.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Winkler ...

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.

  • Austria [Phelps County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Austria
    • Austria [Phelps County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Winkler
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Austria have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cook Station [Crawford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cook Station
    • Cook Station [Crawford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Winkler
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cook Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cook Station
  • De Camp [Phelps County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Camp
    • De Camp [Phelps County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Winkler
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Dean Ford [Phelps County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dean Ford
    • Dean Ford [Phelps County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Winkler
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dean Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dean Ford
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Deep Ford [Dent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deep Ford
      • Deep Ford [Dent County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Winkler
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deep Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deep Ford
    • Dent Ford [Dent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dent Ford
      • Dent Ford [Dent County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Winkler
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dent Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dent Ford
    • Lake Spring [Dent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Spring
      • Lake Spring [Dent County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Winkler
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Spring
    • Lead Branch Junction [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lead Branch Junction
      • Lead Branch Junction [Crawford County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Winkler
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lead Branch Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lead Branch Junction
    • Short Bend [Dent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Short Bend
      • Short Bend [Dent County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Winkler
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Short Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Short Bend
    • Thousand Oaks [Crawford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thousand Oaks
      • Thousand Oaks [Crawford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Winkler
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thousand Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thousand Oaks

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 Winkler. 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 ...
    • Douglas Flint 'Doug' Dillard     (Musician)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Rolla, which is the Seat of Phelps County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Winkler to Rolla, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 61 miles [98.2 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 788 miles [1,268.2 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,527 miles [10,504.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,263 miles [11,688.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,143 miles [8,276.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Missouri

About Phelps County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Phelps County: www.phelpscounty.org/

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 from Point A (ie- Winkler) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winkler. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8359, Longitude: -91.5571       In this case, the coordinates for Winkler 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Winkler to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.929 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.635 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.459 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 20 Apr 2021