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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 Zenda, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Zenda 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 Zenda:
    • 37.017553, -92.693780
    • 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 Zenda
  • 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 Zenda ...

We have found five communities that share the name Zenda.

Within Missouri, the name Zenda is unique.

Beyond Missouri, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these five communities, four are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Idaho
      • Bannock County
      • This Zenda is located in Bannock County and lies 1,090 miles [1,754.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Zenda that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zenda
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bannock County community of Zenda.
    • Kansas
      • Kingman County
      • This Zenda is located in Kingman County and lies 308 miles [495.7 km]<1> to the west of the Zenda that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zenda
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kingman County community of Zenda.
    • Ontario
      • This Zenda lies 753 miles [1,211.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Zenda that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zenda
    • Virginia
      • Rockingham County
      • This Zenda is located in Rockingham County and lies 766 miles [1,232.8 km]<1> to the east of the Zenda that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zenda
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockingham County community of Zenda.
    • Wisconsin
      • Walworth County
      • This Zenda is located in Walworth County and lies 440 miles [708.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Zenda that is located in Douglas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zenda
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walworth County community of Zenda.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Zenda ...

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.

  • Brushyknob [Douglas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushyknob
    • Brushyknob [Douglas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Zenda
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brushyknob have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brushyknob
  • Cedar Gap [Wright County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Gap
    • Cedar Gap [Wright County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Zenda
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Gap
  • Elkhead [Christian County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhead
    • Elkhead [Christian County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Zenda
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhead
  • Goodhope [Douglas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodhope
    • Goodhope [Douglas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Zenda
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodhope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodhope
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Granada [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granada
      • Granada [Douglas County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Zenda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granada have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granada
    • Johns Mills [Douglas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johns Mills
      • Johns Mills [Douglas County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Zenda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johns Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Red Bank [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bank
      • Red Bank [Douglas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Zenda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bank
    • Squires [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Squires
      • Squires [Douglas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Zenda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Squires have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Squires
    • Umpire [Wright County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Umpire
      • Umpire [Wright County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Zenda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Umpire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Umpire
    • Waldo [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldo
      • Waldo [Webster County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Zenda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waldo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldo

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Ava, which is the Seat of Douglas County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 111 miles [178.6 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Zenda to Jefferson City, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 861 miles [1,385.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,611 miles [10,639.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,347 miles [11,823.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,227 miles [8,412 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Missouri

About Douglas County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Zenda. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0176, Longitude: -92.6938       In this case, the coordinates for Zenda 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 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.
<4>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 Zenda to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.63 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.337 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.152 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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