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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 Woodruff, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Woodruff 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 Woodruff:
    • 39.442291, -94.821669
    • 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 Woodruff
  • 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 Woodruff ...

We have found twenty communities that share the name Woodruff.

Within Missouri, the name Woodruff is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Calhoun County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Woodruff [Calhoun County].
    • Arizona
      • Apache 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 Arizona community of Woodruff [Apache County].
      • Navajo County
      • This Woodruff is located in Navajo County and lies 896 miles [1,442 km]<3> to the west southwest of the Woodruff that is located in Platte County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodruff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Navajo County community of Woodruff.
    • Colorado
      • Fremont 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 Colorado community of Woodruff [Fremont County].
    • Florida
      • Gadsden 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 Florida community of Woodruff [Gadsden County].
    • Idaho
      • Oneida County
      • This Woodruff is located in Oneida County and lies 925 miles [1,488.6 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Woodruff that is located in Platte County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodruff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oneida County community of Woodruff.
    • Illinois
      • Cook 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 Illinois community of Woodruff [Cook County].
      • McLean County
      • This Woodruff is located in McLean County and lies 305 miles [490.8 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Woodruff that is located in Platte County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodruff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McLean County community of Woodruff.
    • Indiana
      • LaGrange County
      • This Woodruff is located in LaGrange County and lies 519 miles [835.2 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Woodruff that is located in Platte County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodruff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the LaGrange County community of Woodruff.
    • Kansas
      • Phillips County
      • This Woodruff is located in Phillips County and lies 247 miles [397.5 km]<3> to the west of the Woodruff that is located in Platte County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodruff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Phillips County community of Woodruff.
    • New Jersey
      • Cumberland County
      • This Woodruff is located in Cumberland County and lies 1,044 miles [1,680.2 km]<3> to the east of the Woodruff that is located in Platte County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodruff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Woodruff.
      • Ocean County
      • This Woodruff is located in Ocean County and lies 1,079 miles [1,736.5 km] to the east of the Woodruff that is located in Platte County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodruff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ocean County community of Woodruff.
    • North Dakota
      • Richland 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 Dakota community of Woodruff [Richland County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Greene County
      • This Woodruff is located in Greene County and lies 770 miles [1,239.2 km]<3> to the east of the Woodruff that is located in Platte County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodruff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Woodruff.
    • South Carolina
      • Spartanburg County
      • This Woodruff is located in Spartanburg County and lies 774 miles [1,245.6 km]<3> to the east southeast of the Woodruff that is located in Platte County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodruff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spartanburg County community of Woodruff.
    • Utah
      • Rich County
      • This Woodruff is located in Rich County and lies 868 miles [1,396.9 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Woodruff that is located in Platte County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodruff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rich County community of Woodruff.
    • Vermont
      • Windham 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 Vermont community of Woodruff [Windham County].
    • Washington
      • Snohomish County
      • This Woodruff is located in Snohomish County and lies 1,467 miles [2,360.9 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Woodruff that is located in Platte County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodruff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Snohomish County community of Woodruff.
    • West Virginia
      • Marshall County
      • This Woodruff is located in Marshall County and lies 759 miles [1,221.5 km]<3> to the east of the Woodruff that is located in Platte County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodruff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Woodruff.
    • Wisconsin
      • Oneida County
      • This Woodruff is located in Oneida County and lies 515 miles [828.8 km]<3> to the north northeast of the Woodruff that is located in Platte County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodruff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oneida County community of Woodruff.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Woodruff ...

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.

  • Beverly [Platte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
    • Beverly [Platte County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southwest of Woodruff
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beverly have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
  • Dearborn [Platte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dearborn
    • Dearborn [Platte County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Woodruff
    • Estimated population in 2019: 523 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dearborn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dearborn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dearborn<5>
  • Dye [Platte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dye
    • Dye [Platte County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Woodruff
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dye have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dye
  • Faucett [Buchanan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faucett
    • Faucett [Buchanan County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the north of Woodruff
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faucett have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faucett
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Faucett<5>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Hoover [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoover
      • Hoover [Platte County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the southeast of Woodruff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoover have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoover
    • Kickapoo [Leavenworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kickapoo
      • Kickapoo [Leavenworth County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the west of Woodruff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kickapoo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kickapoo
    • Lone Star [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Star
      • Lone Star [Buchanan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the north of Woodruff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Star have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Star
    • Mock Corner [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mock Corner
      • Mock Corner [Buchanan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Woodruff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mock Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mock Corner
    • Sugar Lake [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Lake
      • Sugar Lake [Platte County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Woodruff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Lake

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 Woodruff. 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Woodruff.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Abbott<6>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Woodruff.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Ashley<6>
    • Irving Bacon     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Saint Joseph (Missouri) on Wednesday September 6, 1893 and died in Hollywood (California) on Friday February 5, 1965 at the age of 71. He is buried at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery (San Diego County, California).
      • Saint Joseph is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Woodruff.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Irving Bacon<6>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Woodruff.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Barton<6>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Woodruff.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jacob Peter 'Jake' Beckley<6>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Woodruff.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Russell Bennett<6>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Woodruff.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Connee Boswell<6>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Woodruff.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Vincent 'Hal' Boyle<6>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Woodruff.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Bridger<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Platte City, which is the Seat of Platte County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 153 miles [246.2 km]<3> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Woodruff to Jefferson City, with an average speed<7>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 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 951 miles [1,530.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 54 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,562 miles [10,560.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,309 miles [11,762.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,200 miles [8,368.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Missouri

About Platte County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Platte County: www.co.platte.mo.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Woodruff, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 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 Woodruff 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>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 from Point A (ie- Woodruff) 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 Woodruff. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Woodruff

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodruff. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4423, Longitude: -94.8217    
<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 Woodruff 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 319.217 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.491 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.716 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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