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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 Winnwood, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Winnwood 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 Winnwood:
    • 39.175281, -94.524676
    • 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 Winnwood
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Winnwood ...

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.

  • Acme [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
    • Acme [Clay County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Winnwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acme have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
  • Air Line Junction [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Air Line Junction
    • Air Line Junction [Jackson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Winnwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Air Line Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Air Line Junction
  • Greenwood [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood [Clay County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Winnwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
  • Maple Garden [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Garden
    • Maple Garden [Clay County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Winnwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Garden
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    • Maple Park [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Park
      • Maple Park [Clay County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Winnwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Park
    • Moscow [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscow
      • Moscow [Clay County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Winnwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moscow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
    • Oaks [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oaks
      • Oaks [Clay County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Winnwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 134 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oaks
    • Randolph [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
      • Randolph [Clay County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Winnwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 55 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph
    • Rock Creek Junction [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Creek Junction
      • Rock Creek Junction [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Winnwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Creek Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Creek Junction

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 Winnwood. 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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    • Dorothy Abbott     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Thursday December 16, 1920 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday December 15, 1968 at the age of 48. She is buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Kansas City is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Winnwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Abbott<3>
    • Harold Kenneth Ashby     (Musician)
    • John Ashley     (Actor, producer, singer)
      • Actor, producer, singer. He was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Tueday December 25, 1934 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday October 4, 1997 at the age of 62. He is buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Kansas City is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Winnwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Ashley<3>
    • Ralph Barton     (Cartoonist, illustrator)
      • Cartoonist, illustrator. He was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Friday August 14, 1891 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday May 20, 1931 at the age of 39. He is buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Kansas City is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Winnwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Barton<3>
    • Jacob Peter 'Jake' Beckley     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born on Sunday August 4, 1867 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Tueday June 25, 1918 at the age of 50. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Marion County, Missouri).
      • Kansas City is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Winnwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jacob Peter 'Jake' Beckley<3>
    • Noah Nicholas Beery, Sr.     (Actor)
    • Wallace Beery     (Oscar winning actor)
    • Robert Russell Bennett     (Composer)
      • Composer. He was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Friday June 15, 1894 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday August 18, 1981 at the age of 87. He is buried at Green - Wood Cemetery (Kings County, New York).
      • Kansas City is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Winnwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Russell Bennett<3>
    • Connee Boswell     (Singer, actress)
      • Singer, actress. She was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Tueday December 3, 1907 and died in New York (New York) on Monday October 11, 1976 at the age of 68. She is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Kansas City is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Winnwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Connee Boswell<3>
    • Harold Vincent 'Hal' Boyle     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Kansas City (Missouri) on Monday July 24, 1911 and died in New York (New York) on Monday April 1, 1974 at the age of 62. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Kansas City is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Winnwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Vincent 'Hal' Boyle<3>
    • Addison Foster Brennan     (Major League Baseball)
    • Jim Bridger     (Frontiersman, explorer)
      • Frontiersman, explorer. He was born in Richmond (Virginia) on Saturday March 17, 1804 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Sunday July 17, 1881 at the age of 77. He is buried at Mt. Washington Forever Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Kansas City is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Winnwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Bridger<3>
    • Ada Brown     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Kansas City (Kansas) on Thursday May 1, 1890 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Friday March 31, 1950 at the age of 59. She is buried at Westlawn Cemetery (Wyandotte County, Kansas).
      • Kansas City is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest of Winnwood.
      • Kansas City is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Winnwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ada Brown<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Liberty, which is the Seat of Clay County and lies just to the Northeast.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 132 miles [212.4 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Winnwood to Jefferson City, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 936 miles [1,506.3 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,566 miles [10,567 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,311 miles [11,765.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,200 miles [8,368.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Clay County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Clay County: www.claycogov.com/

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- Winnwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winnwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1753, Longitude: -94.5247       In this case, the coordinates for Winnwood 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 Winnwood 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 318.998 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.203 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.62 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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