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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 Winston, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Winston 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 Winston:
    • 39.869867, -94.141553
    • 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 Winston
  • 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 Winston ...

We have found sixteen communities that share the name Winston.

There is one other community in Missouri which is also named Winston.

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

  • Communities Located In Missouri ...
    • Platte County
      • Although located in Platte County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Platte County community of Winston.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Polk County
      • This Winston is located in Polk County and lies 1,070 miles [1,722 km]<1> to the southeast of the Winston that is located in Daviess County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Winston.
    • Georgia
      • Douglas County
      • This Winston is located in Douglas County and lies 666 miles [1,071.8 km]<1> to the southeast of the Winston that is located in Daviess County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Winston.
    • Illinois
      • Jo Daviess County
      • This Winston is located in Jo Daviess County and lies 259 miles [416.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Winston that is located in Daviess County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jo Daviess County community of Winston.
    • Kansas
      • Ellsworth County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Winston [Ellsworth County].
    • Kentucky
      • Estill County
      • This Winston is located in Estill County and lies 561 miles [902.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Winston that is located in Daviess County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Estill County community of Winston.
    • Maryland
      • Garrett County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Winston [Garrett County].
    • Mississippi
      • Winston County
      • This Winston is located in Winston County and lies 542 miles [872.3 km]<1> to the southeast of the Winston that is located in Daviess County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winston County community of Winston.
    • Montana
      • Broadwater County
      • This Winston is located in Broadwater County and lies 990 miles [1,593.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Winston that is located in Daviess County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Broadwater County community of Winston.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Winston lies 1,517 miles [2,441.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Winston that is located in Daviess County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winston
    • New Mexico
      • Sierra County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Winston [Sierra County].
    • North Carolina
      • Forsyth County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Winston [Forsyth County].
    • Oregon
      • Douglas County
      • This Winston is located in Douglas County and lies 1,523 miles [2,451 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Winston that is located in Daviess County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Winston.
    • Virginia
      • Culpeper County
      • This Winston is located in Culpeper County and lies 868 miles [1,396.9 km]<1> to the east of the Winston that is located in Daviess County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Culpeper County community of Winston.
    • Washington
      • Lewis County
      • This Winston is located in Lewis County and lies 1,490 miles [2,397.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Winston that is located in Daviess County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winston
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis County community of Winston.
    • West Virginia
      • Nicholas County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Winston [Nicholas County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Winston ...

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.

  • Berlin [Gentry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berlin
    • Berlin [Gentry County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Winston
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berlin
  • Blake [Daviess County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blake
    • Blake [Daviess County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Winston
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blake
  • Civil Bend [Daviess County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Civil Bend
    • Civil Bend [Daviess County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Winston
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Civil Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Civil Bend
  • Cypress [Daviess County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress
    • Cypress [Daviess County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Winston
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Fairport [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairport
      • Fairport [DeKalb County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Winston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairport have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairport
    • Keystone [Clinton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
      • Keystone [Clinton County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Winston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Kidder [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kidder
      • Kidder [Caldwell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Winston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 317 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kidder
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kidder<5>
    • Mabel [Daviess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mabel
      • Mabel [Daviess County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Winston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mabel have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mabel
    • Maysville [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maysville
      • Maysville [DeKalb County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Winston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,081 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maysville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maysville<5>

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 Winston. 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 ...
    • Zack 'Buck' Wheat     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Hamilton (Missouri) on Wednesday May 23, 1888 and died in Sedalia (Missouri) on Saturday March 11, 1972 at the age of 83. He is buried at Forest Hill & Calvary Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Hamilton is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Winston.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Zack 'Buck' Wheat<6>

How Far From Winston to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a village such as Winston to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Gallatin, which is the Seat of Daviess County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Winston to Gallatin, with an average speed<7> 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 137 miles [220.5 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 913 miles [1,469.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,516 miles [10,486.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,262 miles [11,687.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,153 miles [8,292.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Missouri

About Daviess County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Winston. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Winston) 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 Winston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Winston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8699, Longitude: -94.1416       In this case, the coordinates for Winston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Winston 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.
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Winston, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Winston 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 318.774 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.034 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.292 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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