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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 Yonkerville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Yonkerville 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 Yonkerville:
    • 36.916174, -94.009376
    • 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 Yonkerville
  • 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 Yonkerville ...

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.

  • Center Point [Newton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Point
    • Center Point [Newton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Yonkerville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center Point
  • Chester [Newton County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
    • Chester [Newton County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Yonkerville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Dry Valley [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Valley
    • Dry Valley [Lawrence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Yonkerville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Valley
  • Forest Park [Lawrence County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Park
    • Forest Park [Lawrence County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Yonkerville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Globe [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Globe
      • Globe [Lawrence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Yonkerville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Globe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Globe
    • Jolly [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jolly
      • Jolly [Newton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Yonkerville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jolly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jolly
    • Pierce City [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierce City
      • Pierce City [Lawrence County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Yonkerville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,309 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pierce City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pierce City<3>
    • Pioneer [Barry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pioneer
      • Pioneer [Barry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Yonkerville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pioneer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
    • Purdy [Barry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purdy
      • Purdy [Barry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Yonkerville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purdy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purdy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Purdy<3>
    • Sunrise [Barry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise
      • Sunrise [Barry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Yonkerville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunrise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunrise

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 Yonkerville. 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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    • Lloyd William Barker     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in Aurora (Missouri) on Wednesday March 16, 1898 and died on Friday March 18, 1949 at the age of 51. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Adams County, Colorado).
      • Aurora is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Yonkerville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lloyd William Barker<4>
    • George Washington Carver     (Scientist, inventor)
      • Scientist, inventor. He was born in Diamond (Missouri) on Tueday July 12, 1864 and died in Tuskegee (Alabama) on Tueday January 5, 1943 at the age of 78.
      • Diamond is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of Yonkerville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Carver<4>
    • Henry Clay Gilliland     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Granby (Missouri) on Tueday March 11, 1845 and died in Altus (Oklahoma) on Monday April 21, 1924 at the age of 79. He is buried at Altus City Cemetery (Jackson County, Oklahoma).
      • Granby is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of Yonkerville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry Clay Gilliland<4>
    • Dabbs Greer     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Fairview (Missouri) on Monday April 2, 1917 and died in Pasadena (California) on Saturday April 28, 2007 at the age of 90. He is buried at Peace Valley Cemetery (McDonald County, Missouri).
      • Fairview is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest of Yonkerville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dabbs Greer<4>
    • Karl Hackett     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Carthage (Missouri) on Tueday September 5, 1893 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday October 24, 1948 at the age of 55. He is buried at Los Angeles National Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Carthage is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Yonkerville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Karl Hackett<4>
    • Arnold Malcom 'Mickey' Owen     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Nixa (Missouri) on Tueday April 4, 1916 and died in Mount Vernon (Missouri) on Wednesday July 13, 2005 at the age of 89.
      • Nixa is located 40 miles [64.4 km] to the east of Yonkerville.
      • Mount Vernon is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Yonkerville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arnold Malcom 'Mickey' Owen<4>
    • Marlin Perkins     (Scientist, TV Host)
      • Scientist, TV Host. He was born in Carthage (Missouri) on Tueday March 28, 1905 and died in Clayton (Missouri) on Saturday June 14, 1986 at the age of 81. He is buried at Park Cemetery (Jasper County, Missouri).
      • Carthage is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Yonkerville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marlin Perkins<4>
    • Harvey Phillips     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Aurora (Missouri) on Monday December 2, 1929 and died in Bloomington (Indiana) on Wednesday October 20, 2010 at the age of 80. He is buried at Clear Creek Cemetery (Monroe County, Indiana).
      • Aurora is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Yonkerville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harvey Phillips<4>

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

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

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    • Cassville, which is the Seat of Barry County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Yonkerville to Cassville, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over 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 152 miles [244.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 933 miles [1,501.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 53 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,665 miles [10,726.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,403 miles [11,914 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,286 miles [8,507 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Missouri

About Barry County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Yonkerville. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Yonkerville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yonkerville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9162, Longitude: -94.0094       In this case, the coordinates for Yonkerville 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>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 Yonkerville 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 318.498 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.33 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.787 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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