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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 Witte Ford, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Witte Ford 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 Witte Ford:
    • 38.410879, -91.576830
    • 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 Witte Ford
  • 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 Witte Ford ...

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.

  • Bland [Gasconade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bland
    • Bland [Gasconade County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Witte Ford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 528 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bland<3>
  • Brown Shanty [Gasconade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brown Shanty
    • Brown Shanty [Gasconade County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Witte Ford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brown Shanty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown Shanty
  • Cave Hill [Gasconade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Hill
    • Cave Hill [Gasconade County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Witte Ford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cave Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave Hill
  • Freedom [Osage County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom
    • Freedom [Osage County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Witte Ford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freedom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedom
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Hope [Osage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope
      • Hope [Osage County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Witte Ford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope
    • Lake Ford [Osage County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Ford
      • Lake Ford [Osage County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Witte Ford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Old Bland [Gasconade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Bland
      • Old Bland [Gasconade County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Witte Ford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Bland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Bland
    • Rosebud [Gasconade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosebud
      • Rosebud [Gasconade County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Witte Ford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 405 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosebud have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosebud
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosebud<3>
    • Valentine Ford [Gasconade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valentine Ford
      • Valentine Ford [Gasconade County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Witte Ford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valentine Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valentine Ford

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<4> community of Witte Ford once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Witte Ford and extending to:

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    • Hermann, which is the Seat of Gasconade County and lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Witte Ford to Hermann, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 34 miles [54.7 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 783 miles [1,260.1 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,499 miles [10,459.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,236 miles [11,645.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,118 miles [8,236.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Missouri

About Gasconade County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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- Witte Ford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Witte Ford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4109, Longitude: -91.5768       In this case, the coordinates for Witte Ford 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>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 Witte Ford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Witte Ford 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 316.972 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.762 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.348 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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