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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 Wortham, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Wortham 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 Wortham:
    • 37.844546, -90.608477
    • 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 Wortham
  • 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 Wortham ...

We have found two communities that share the name Wortham.

Within Missouri, the name Wortham is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Mississippi
      • Harrison County
      • This Wortham is located in Harrison County and lies 510 miles [820.8 km]<1> to the south of the Wortham that is located in Saint Francois County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wortham
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Wortham.
    • Texas
      • Freestone County
      • This Wortham is located in Freestone County and lies 533 miles [857.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Wortham that is located in Saint Francois County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wortham
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Freestone County community of Wortham.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wortham ...

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.

  • Derby [Saint Francois County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derby
    • Derby [Saint Francois County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Wortham
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derby
  • Federal [Saint Francois County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Federal
    • Federal [Saint Francois County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Wortham
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Federal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Federal
  • Flat River [Saint Francois County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat River
    • Flat River [Saint Francois County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Wortham
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat River
  • Frankclay [Saint Francois County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frankclay
    • Frankclay [Saint Francois County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Wortham
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frankclay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frankclay
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    • Gumbo [Saint Francois County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gumbo
      • Gumbo [Saint Francois County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Wortham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gumbo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gumbo
    • Hopewell [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Wortham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Irondale [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irondale
      • Irondale [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Wortham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 440 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irondale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irondale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irondale<3>
    • Leadwood [Saint Francois County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leadwood
      • Leadwood [Saint Francois County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Wortham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,165 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leadwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leadwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leadwood<3>
    • Mitchell [Saint Francois County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
      • Mitchell [Saint Francois County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Wortham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell
    • Park Hills [Saint Francois County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Hills
      • Park Hills [Saint Francois County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Wortham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,529 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Park Hills<3>
    • Rivermines [Saint Francois County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rivermines
      • Rivermines [Saint Francois County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Wortham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rivermines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rivermines

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 Wortham. 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 ...
    • Frank Wilcox     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in De Soto (Missouri) on Wednesday March 13, 1907 and died in Granada Hills (California) on Sunday March 3, 1974 at the age of 67. He is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • De Soto is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Wortham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Wilcox<4>

How Far From Wortham to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Farmington, which is the Seat of Saint Francois County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Wortham to Farmington, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 98 miles [157.7 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,491 miles [10,446.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,225 miles [11,627.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,104 miles [8,214.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Missouri

About Saint Francois County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wortham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8445, Longitude: -90.6085    
<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>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.
<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 Wortham 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 316.307 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.918 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.015 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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