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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 Yucatan, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Yucatan 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 Yucatan:
    • 38.854486, -91.750451
    • 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 Yucatan
  • 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 Yucatan ...

We have found one communities that share the name Yucatan.

Within Missouri, the name Yucatan is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Minnesota
      • Houston County
      • This Yucatan is located in Houston County and lies 333 miles [535.9 km]<1> to the north of the Yucatan that is located in Callaway County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yucatan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Houston County community of Yucatan.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Yucatan ...

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.

  • Bachelor [Callaway County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bachelor
    • Bachelor [Callaway County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Yucatan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bachelor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bachelor
  • Danville [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
    • Danville [Montgomery County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Yucatan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<3>
  • Hams Prairie [Callaway County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hams Prairie
    • Hams Prairie [Callaway County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Yucatan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hams Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hams Prairie
  • Heilburn [Callaway County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heilburn
    • Heilburn [Callaway County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Yucatan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heilburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Kingdom City [Callaway County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingdom City
      • Kingdom City [Callaway County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Yucatan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 130 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingdom City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingdom City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingdom City<3>
    • Mineola [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineola
      • Mineola [Montgomery County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Yucatan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineola
    • Readsville [Callaway County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Readsville
      • Readsville [Callaway County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Yucatan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Readsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Readsville
    • Reform [Callaway County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reform
      • Reform [Callaway County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Yucatan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reform have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reform
    • Shamrock [Callaway County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shamrock
      • Shamrock [Callaway County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Yucatan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shamrock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shamrock

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 Yucatan. 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 ...
    • Deborah Leah Sugarbaker Digges     (Poet)
      • Poet. She was born in Jefferson City (Missouri) on Monday February 6, 1950 and died in Amherst (Massachusetts) on Friday April 10, 2009 at the age of 59. She is buried at Wildwood Cemetery (Hampshire County, Massachusetts).
      • Jefferson City is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Yucatan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Deborah Leah Sugarbaker Digges<4>
    • Ira Lonnie Louvin     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Section (Alabama) on Monday April 21, 1924 and died in Williamsburg (Missouri) on Sunday June 20, 1965 at the age of 41. He is buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Williamsburg is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast of Yucatan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ira Lonnie Louvin<4>
    • Laura La Varnie     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Jefferson City (Missouri) on Wednesday March 2, 1853 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday September 18, 1939 at the age of 86. She is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Jefferson City is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Yucatan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Laura La Varnie<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Fulton, which is the Seat of Callaway County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Yucatan to Fulton, with an average speed<5> 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest (SW). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,483 miles [10,433.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,222 miles [11,622.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,105 miles [8,215.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Missouri

About Callaway County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Yucatan. 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' (or 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- Yucatan) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yucatan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8545, Longitude: -91.7505       In this case, the coordinates for Yucatan 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 Yucatan 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 317.108 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.978 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.335 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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