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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 Zig, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Zig 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 Zig:
    • 40.126973, -92.766309
    • 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 Zig
  • 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 Zig ...

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.

  • Dart [Adair County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dart
    • Dart [Adair County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Zig
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dart have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Greencastle [Sullivan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greencastle
    • Greencastle [Sullivan County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Zig
    • Estimated population in 2019: 246 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greencastle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greencastle<3>
  • Kirksville [Adair County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirksville
    • Kirksville [Adair County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Zig
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,602 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirksville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kirksville<3>
  • Mercyville [Macon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mercyville
    • Mercyville [Macon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Zig
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mercyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mercyville
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    • Mines [Adair County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mines
      • Mines [Adair County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Zig
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mystic [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mystic
      • Mystic [Sullivan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Zig
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mystic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mystic
    • Ringo Point [Adair County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ringo Point
      • Ringo Point [Adair County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Zig
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ringo Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sticklerville [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sticklerville
      • Sticklerville [Sullivan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Zig
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sticklerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sticklerville
    • Walnut [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut
      • Walnut [Macon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Zig
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut

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 Zig. 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 ...
    • Lester Dent     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in La Plata (Missouri) on Wednesday October 12, 1904 and died in Kirksville (Missouri) on Wednesday March 11, 1959 at the age of 54.
      • La Plata is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Zig.
      • Kirksville is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Zig.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lester Dent<4>
    • Geraldine Page     (Oscar winning actress)
      • Oscar winning actress. She was born in Kirksville (Missouri) on Saturday November 22, 1924 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday June 13, 1987 at the age of 62. The body was cremated.
      • Kirksville is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast of Zig.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Geraldine Page<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Kirksville, which is the Seat of Adair County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Zig to Kirksville, 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 111 miles [178.6 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 841 miles [1,353.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,455 miles [10,388.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,199 miles [11,585.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,087 miles [8,186.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Adair County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Zig. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1270, Longitude: -92.7663       In this case, the coordinates for Zig 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 Zig 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 317.847 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.999 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.553 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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