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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 Yates, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Yates 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 Yates:
    • 39.310362, -92.599864
    • 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 Yates
  • 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 Yates ...

We have found nineteen communities that share the name Yates.

Within Missouri, the name Yates is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Tallapoosa 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 Alabama community of Yates [Tallapoosa County].
    • Georgia
      • Coweta County
      • This Yates is located in Coweta County and lies 588 miles [946.3 km]<2> to the southeast of the Yates that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yates
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coweta County community of Yates.
    • Kansas
      • Ottawa 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 Kansas community of Yates [Ottawa County].
    • Michigan
      • Macomb 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 Michigan community of Yates [Macomb County].
      • Manistee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Yates [Manistee County].
      • Oakland County
      • This Yates is located in Oakland County and lies 546 miles [878.7 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Yates that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yates
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oakland County community of Yates.
    • Montana
      • Custer 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 Montana community of Yates [Custer County].
      • Wibaux County
      • This Yates is located in Wibaux County and lies 783 miles [1,260.1 km]<2> to the northwest of the Yates that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yates
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wibaux County community of Yates.
    • New Mexico
      • Harding County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Yates [Harding County].
    • New York
      • Orleans 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 New York community of Yates [Orleans County].
    • North Carolina
      • Ashe County
      • This Yates is located in Ashe County and lies 642 miles [1,033.2 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Yates that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yates
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ashe County community of Yates.
      • Rockingham 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 North Carolina community of Yates [Rockingham County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Payne 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 Oklahoma community of Yates [Payne County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Luzerne 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 Pennsylvania community of Yates [Luzerne County].
    • South Dakota
      • Lawrence 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 South Dakota community of Yates [Lawrence County].
    • Tennessee
      • Wayne County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Yates [Wayne County].
    • Texas
      • Kimble County
      • This Yates is located in Kimble County and lies 720 miles [1,158.7 km]<2> to the southwest of the Yates that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yates
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kimble County community of Yates.
    • West Virginia
      • Cabell 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 West Virginia community of Yates [Cabell County].
      • Taylor County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Yates [Taylor County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Yates ...

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.

  • Clark [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clark
    • Clark [Randolph County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the east of Yates
    • Estimated population in 2019: 290 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clark have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clark
  • Forest Green [Chariton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Green
    • Forest Green [Chariton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Yates
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Green have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Green
  • Glasgow [Howard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
    • Glasgow [Howard County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Yates
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,084 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<5>
  • Harrisburg [Boone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg
    • Harrisburg [Boone County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Yates
    • Estimated population in 2019: 286 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisburg<5>
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Huntsville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntsville
      • Huntsville [Randolph County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Yates
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,507 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntsville<5>
    • Landmark [Howard County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Landmark
      • Landmark [Howard County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Yates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Landmark have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lewis Mill [Chariton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewis Mill
      • Lewis Mill [Chariton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the west of Yates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis Mill
    • Louisville [Chariton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisville
      • Louisville [Chariton County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Yates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louisville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Minnie [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minnie
      • Minnie [Boone County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Yates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minnie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minnie
    • Oil City [Chariton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oil City
      • Oil City [Chariton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Yates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oil City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oil City
    • Punkin Center [Howard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Punkin Center
      • Punkin Center [Howard County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Yates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Punkin Center have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Punkin Center
    • Randolph Springs [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph Springs
      • Randolph Springs [Randolph County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Yates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph Springs
    • Salisbury [Chariton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
      • Salisbury [Chariton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Yates
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,523 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salisbury have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salisbury<5>

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 Yates. 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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    • Kenneth W. Griffin     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Columbia (Missouri) on Tueday December 28, 1909 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday December 11, 1956 at the age of 47. He is buried at Lincoln Memorial Park (Kendall County, Illinois).
      • Columbia is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Yates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kenneth W. Griffin<6>
    • Rufus R. 'Freight Train' Jones     (Professional wrestler)
    • C.T. Vivian     (Minister, author, activist)
      • Minister, author, activist. He was born in Boonville (Missouri) on Wednesday July 30, 1924 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Friday July 17, 2020 at the age of 96. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Boonville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Yates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: C.T. Vivian<6>

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

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

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    • Huntsville, which is the Seat of Randolph County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Yates to Huntsville, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 55 miles [88.5 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 833 miles [1,340.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,490 miles [10,444.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,232 miles [11,638.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,118 miles [8,236.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Missouri

About Randolph County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Yates. 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Yates 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Yates) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Yates. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Yates

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3104, Longitude: -92.5999    
<3>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 Yates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Yates 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 317.699 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.72 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.648 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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