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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 Yama, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Yama 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 Yama:
    • 36.260066, -89.943146
    • 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 Yama
  • 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 Yama ...

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.

  • Bowie Corner [Dunklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowie Corner
    • Bowie Corner [Dunklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Yama
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowie Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowie Corner
  • Bragg City [Pemiscot County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bragg City
    • Bragg City [Pemiscot County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Yama
    • Estimated population in 2019: 131 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bragg City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bragg City
  • Braggadocio [Pemiscot County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braggadocio
    • Braggadocio [Pemiscot County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Yama
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braggadocio have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braggadocio
  • Deco [Pemiscot County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deco
    • Deco [Pemiscot County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Yama
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deco
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    • Deer Land [Dunklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Land
      • Deer Land [Dunklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Yama
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Land have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Land
    • Frisbee [Dunklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frisbee
      • Frisbee [Dunklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Yama
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frisbee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frisbee
    • Gill [Pemiscot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gill
      • Gill [Pemiscot County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Yama
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gill
    • Homestown [Pemiscot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homestown
      • Homestown [Pemiscot County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Yama
      • Estimated population in 2019: 130 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homestown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homestown
    • Peach Orchard [Pemiscot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peach Orchard
      • Peach Orchard [Pemiscot County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Yama
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peach Orchard
    • Pine City [Dunklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine City
      • Pine City [Dunklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Yama
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine City
    • Tinkerville [Dunklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tinkerville
      • Tinkerville [Dunklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Yama
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tinkerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tinkerville

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 Yama. 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 ...
    • Eddie Acuff     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Caruthersville (Missouri) on Wednesday June 3, 1908 and died in Hollywood (California) on Monday December 17, 1956 at the age of 48. He is buried at Valhalla Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Caruthersville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Yama.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie Acuff<3>
    • Dee Clark     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Blytheville (Arkansas) on Monday November 7, 1938 and died in Smyrna (Georgia) on Friday December 7, 1990 at the age of 52. He is buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Blytheville is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Yama.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Clark<3>
    • Hubert S. 'Shucks' Pruett     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Malden (Missouri) on Saturday September 1, 1900 and died in Ladue (Missouri) on Thursday January 28, 1982 at the age of 81. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Malden is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Yama.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hubert S. 'Shucks' Pruett<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Caruthersville, which is the Seat of Pemiscot County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Yama to Caruthersville, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 201 miles [323.5 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 728 miles [1,171.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,544 miles [10,531.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,272 miles [11,703.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,148 miles [8,284.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Missouri

About Pemiscot County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Yama. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Yama) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yama. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2601, Longitude: -89.9431       In this case, the coordinates for Yama 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Yama to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.792 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.109 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.05 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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