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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 Yolo, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Yolo 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 Yolo:
    • 38.432983, -93.538392
    • 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 Yolo
  • 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 Yolo ...

We have found one communities that share the name Yolo.

Within Missouri, the name Yolo is unique.

Beyond Missouri, there is another community also named Yolo in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Yolo County
      • This Yolo is located in Yolo County and lies 1,519 miles [2,444.6 km]<1> to the west of the Yolo that is located in Henry County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yolo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yolo County community of Yolo.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Yolo ...

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.

  • Alberta [Henry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alberta
    • Alberta [Henry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Yolo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alberta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alberta
  • Coal [Henry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal
    • Coal [Henry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Yolo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal
  • Hortense [Henry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hortense
    • Hortense [Henry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Yolo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hortense have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hortense
  • Leesville [Henry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leesville
    • Leesville [Henry County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Yolo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leesville
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Lewis [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewis
      • Lewis [Henry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Yolo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis
    • Macks Camp [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macks Camp
      • Macks Camp [Benton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Yolo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Macks Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macks Camp
    • Racket [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Racket
      • Racket [Benton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Yolo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Racket have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Racket
    • Roseland [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseland
      • Roseland [Henry County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Yolo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseland
    • Tightwad [Henry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tightwad
      • Tightwad [Henry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Yolo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 60 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tightwad have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tightwad

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 Yolo. 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 ...
    • Lucille Drew     (Screenwriter, actress)
      • Screenwriter, actress. She was born in Sedalia (Missouri) on Friday April 18, 1890 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Tueday November 3, 1925 at the age of 35. She is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Pettis County, Missouri).
      • Sedalia is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Yolo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lucille Drew<3>
    • Evelyn Lutman Roberts     (Evangelist)
      • Evangelist. She was born in Warsaw (Missouri) on Sunday April 22, 1917 and died in Irvine (California) on Wednesday May 4, 2005 at the age of 88. She is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Tulsa County, Oklahoma).
      • Warsaw is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Yolo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Evelyn Lutman Roberts<3>
    • Zack 'Buck' Wheat     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Hamilton (Missouri) on Wednesday May 23, 1888 and died in Sedalia (Missouri) on Saturday March 11, 1972 at the age of 83. He is buried at Forest Hill & Calvary Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Sedalia is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Yolo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Zack 'Buck' Wheat<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Clinton, which is the Seat of Henry County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Yolo to Clinton, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 74 miles [119.1 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 889 miles [1,430.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,569 miles [10,571.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,311 miles [11,765.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,196 miles [8,362.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Missouri

About Henry County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yolo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4330, Longitude: -93.5384    
<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 Yolo 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 318.284 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.281 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.282 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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