RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Zalma, Missouri

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other MO
Communities













Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Zalma, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Zalma 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 Zalma:
    • 37.143999, -90.079906
    • 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 Zalma
  • 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 Zalma ...

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.

  • Advance [Stoddard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Advance
    • Advance [Stoddard County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Zalma
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,336 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Advance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Advance
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Advance<3>
  • Drum [Bollinger County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drum
    • Drum [Bollinger County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Zalma
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drum have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drum
  • Eaglette [Stoddard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eaglette
    • Eaglette [Stoddard County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Zalma
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eaglette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eaglette
  • Grassy [Bollinger County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassy
    • Grassy [Bollinger County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Zalma
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grassy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grassy
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Idlewild [Stoddard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Idlewild
      • Idlewild [Stoddard County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Zalma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Idlewild have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Idlewild
    • Kinder [Stoddard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinder
      • Kinder [Stoddard County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Zalma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kinder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinder
    • Sank [Bollinger County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sank
      • Sank [Bollinger County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Zalma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sank
    • Toga [Stoddard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toga
      • Toga [Stoddard County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Zalma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toga

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 Zalma. 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 ...
    • Kasey Rogers     (Actress)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Marble Hill, which is the Seat of Bollinger County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Zalma to Marble Hill, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 151 miles [243 km] to the northwest (NW). 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 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,506 miles [10,470.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,236 miles [11,645.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,114 miles [8,230.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Missouri

About Bollinger County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Zalma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1440, Longitude: -90.0799       In this case, the coordinates for Zalma 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 Zalma 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 315.928 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.386 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.924 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 08 Apr 2021