is not a word I heard growing up in Iowa. The first times I think I really heard it said was when I joined the Air Force. It seems many of the “southern boys” were partial to it. They were also partial to the Confederate flag, as I remember.
Anyway, I thought I should find out what the definition of yonder is. It is: being in a place over there or at an indicated distance, usually within sight.
I guess that makes sense because you never hear a guy from Texan say he saw something over yonder in Oklahoma.s.
Here is a bonus/extra credit. Yonder can mean the sky as viewed during daylight. You know, “off we go into the wild blue yonder” in the song informally called the Air Force song.
Do you use “yonder?”