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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 Zora, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Zora 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 Zora:
    • 38.286415, -93.096588
    • 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 Zora
  • 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 Zora ...

We have found one communities that share the name Zora.

Within Missouri, the name Zora is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Pennsylvania
      • Adams County
      • This Zora is located in Adams County and lies 848 miles [1,364.7 km]<1> to the east of the Zora that is located in Benton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zora
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Zora.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Zora ...

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.

  • Climax Springs [Camden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Climax Springs
    • Climax Springs [Camden County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Zora
    • Estimated population in 2015: 120 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Climax Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Climax Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Climax Springs<3>
  • Crest [Benton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crest
    • Crest [Benton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Zora
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crest
  • Dell [Benton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dell
    • Dell [Benton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Zora
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dell
  • Edwards [Benton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwards
    • Edwards [Benton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Zora
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edwards have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwards
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edwards<3>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Knobby [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knobby
      • Knobby [Benton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Zora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knobby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knobby
    • Lakeview Heights [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview Heights
      • Lakeview Heights [Benton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Zora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview Heights
    • Lively [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lively
      • Lively [Benton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Zora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lively have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lively
    • Majorville [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Majorville
      • Majorville [Benton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Zora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Majorville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Majorville:
      • Hockman
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Majorville
    • Riverview [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
      • Riverview [Morgan County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Zora
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview

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 Zora. 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 ...
    • Lucille Drew     (Screenwriter, actress)
      • Screenwriter, actress. She was born in Sedalia (Missouri) on Friday April 18, 1890 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Tueday November 3, 1925 at the age of 35. She is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Pettis County, Missouri).
      • Sedalia is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Zora.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lucille Drew<4>
    • Evelyn Lutman Roberts     (Evangelist)
      • Evangelist. She was born in Warsaw (Missouri) on Sunday April 22, 1917 and died in Irvine (California) on Wednesday May 4, 2005 at the age of 88. She is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Tulsa County, Oklahoma).
      • Warsaw is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Zora.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Evelyn Lutman Roberts<4>
    • Zack 'Buck' Wheat     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Hamilton (Missouri) on Wednesday May 23, 1888 and died in Sedalia (Missouri) on Saturday March 11, 1972 at the age of 83. He is buried at Forest Hill & Calvary Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).
      • Sedalia is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Zora.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Zack 'Buck' Wheat<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Warsaw, which is the Seat of Benton County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Zora to Warsaw, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 53 miles [85.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 50 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,561 miles [10,558.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,301 miles [11,749.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,185 miles [8,344.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Zora. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2864, Longitude: -93.0966       In this case, the coordinates for Zora 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 Zora 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 317.978 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.908 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.098 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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