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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 Wood Hill, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Wood Hill 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 Wood Hill:
    • 37.743927, -93.038798
    • 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 Wood Hill
  • 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 Wood Hill ...

We have found two communities that share the name Wood Hill.

Within Missouri, the name Wood Hill is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Will County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Wood Hill [Will County].
    • Utah
      • Carbon County
      • This Wood Hill is located in Carbon County and lies 965 miles [1,553 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Wood Hill that is located in Dallas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wood Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carbon County community of Wood Hill.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wood Hill ...

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.

  • Branch [Camden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branch
    • Branch [Camden County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Wood Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branch
  • Buffalo [Dallas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
    • Buffalo [Dallas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Wood Hill
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,091 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<4>
  • Cedar Ridge [Dallas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Ridge
    • Cedar Ridge [Dallas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Wood Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Ridge
  • Celt [Dallas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Celt
    • Celt [Dallas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Wood Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Celt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Celt
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    • Cloverdale [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
      • Cloverdale [Dallas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Wood Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Wood Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corkery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corkery
    • Elixer [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elixer
      • Elixer [Dallas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Wood Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elixer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elixer
    • Goodson [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodson
      • Goodson [Polk County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Wood Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodson
    • Leadmine [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leadmine
      • Leadmine [Dallas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Wood Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leadmine
    • Long Lane [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Lane
      • Long Lane [Dallas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Wood Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Lane
    • Louisburg [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisburg
      • Louisburg [Dallas County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Wood Hill
      • Estimated population in 2019: 116 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisburg
    • Pumpkin Center [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pumpkin Center
      • Pumpkin Center [Dallas County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Wood Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pumpkin Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Wood Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ralphwhite Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Windyville [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windyville
      • Windyville [Dallas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Wood Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windyville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windyville

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 Wood Hill. 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 ...
    • Edgar Buchanan     (Actor, singer, dentist)
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Wood Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sally Rand<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Buffalo, which is the Seat of Dallas County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 74 miles [119.1 km]<2> to the northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Wood Hill to Jefferson City, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 869 miles [1,398.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 50 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,587 miles [10,600.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,325 miles [11,788.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,208 miles [8,381.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Missouri

About Dallas County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Wood Hill 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wood Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wood Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7439, Longitude: -93.0388       In this case, the coordinates for Wood Hill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Wood Hill to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.907 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.753 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.176 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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