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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 Abingdon, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Abingdon and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Abingdon:
    • 41.082077, -92.138774
    • 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 Abingdon
  • 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 Abingdon ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Abingdon.

Within Iowa, the name Abingdon is unique.

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

In addition to the above occurrences of Abingdon, we know of another community located outside of the United States and Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Knox County
      • This Abingdon is located in Knox County and lies 92 miles [148.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Abingdon that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abingdon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Abingdon.
    • Maryland
      • Harford County
      • This Abingdon is located in Harford County and lies 841 miles [1,353.5 km]<1> to the east of the Abingdon that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abingdon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harford County community of Abingdon.
    • North Carolina
      • Caldwell County
      • This Abingdon is located in Caldwell County and lies 671 miles [1,079.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Abingdon that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abingdon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caldwell County community of Abingdon.
    • Ontario
      • This Abingdon lies 652 miles [1,049.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Abingdon that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abingdon
    • South Carolina
      • Cherokee County
      • This Abingdon is located in Cherokee County and lies 714 miles [1,149.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Abingdon that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abingdon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Abingdon.
    • Virginia
      • Washington County
      • This Abingdon is located in Washington County and lies 623 miles [1,002.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Abingdon that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abingdon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Abingdon.
  • Communities Beyond North America ...
    • England
      • Distance: 4,103 miles [6,603.1 km]<1> to the northeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abingdon

Curious and Interesting Names Near Abingdon ...

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.

  • Business Corners [Van Buren County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Business Corners
    • Business Corners [Van Buren County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Abingdon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Business Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cliffland [Wapello County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cliffland
    • Cliffland [Wapello County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Abingdon
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cliffland
  • Libertyville [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Libertyville
    • Libertyville [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Abingdon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 341 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Libertyville
  • Martinsburg [Keokuk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsburg
    • Martinsburg [Keokuk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Abingdon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 107 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martinsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsburg
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    • Marysville [Wapello County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marysville
      • Marysville [Wapello County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Abingdon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pickwick [Wapello County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickwick
      • Pickwick [Wapello County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Abingdon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickwick
    • Pleasant Plain [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Plain
      • Pleasant Plain [Jefferson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Abingdon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 98 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Plain
    • White Elm [Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Elm
      • White Elm [Davis County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Abingdon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Elm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Elm

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 Abingdon. 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 ...
    • John William 'Bud' Clancy     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Odell (IL) on September 15, 1900 (a Saturday) and died in Ottumwa (IA) on September 26, 1968 (a Thursday) at the age of 68. He is buried at St. Paul Cemetery (Livingston County, Illinois).
      • Ottumwa is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Abingdon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John William 'Bud' Clancy<3>
    • Mary Esther Denver     (Actress)

How Far From Abingdon to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Abingdon to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Fairfield, which is the Seat of Jefferson County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Abingdon to Fairfield, with an average speed<4> 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.
    • Des Moines, which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 84 miles [135.2 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 811 miles [1,305.2 km] to the east (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,384 miles [10,274.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,129 miles [11,473 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,019 miles [8,077.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Iowa

About Jefferson County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Abingdon. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.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- Abingdon) 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 Abingdon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AbingdonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abingdon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0821, Longitude: -92.1388    
<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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Abingdon to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.454 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.675 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.023 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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