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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 Avon Lake, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Avon Lake 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 Avon Lake:
    • 41.521934, -93.501047
    • 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 Avon Lake
  • 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 Avon Lake ...

We have found one communities that share the name Avon Lake.

Within Iowa, the name Avon Lake is unique.

Beyond Iowa, there is another community also named Avon Lake in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Ohio
      • Lorain County
      • This Avon Lake is located in Lorain County and lies 593 miles [954.3 km]<1> to the east of the Avon Lake that is located in Polk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lorain County community of Avon Lake.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Avon Lake ...

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.

  • Carbondale [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbondale
    • Carbondale [Polk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Avon Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbondale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbondale
  • Ford [Warren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ford
    • Ford [Warren County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Avon Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ford
  • Greenbush [Warren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenbush
    • Greenbush [Warren County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Avon Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenbush have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenbush
  • Ivy [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivy
    • Ivy [Polk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Avon Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivy
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    • Pleasant Hill [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Polk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Avon Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,025 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Hill<3>
    • Rising Sun [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rising Sun
      • Rising Sun [Polk County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Avon Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rising Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rising Sun
    • Scotch Ridge [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotch Ridge
      • Scotch Ridge [Warren County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Avon Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotch Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotch Ridge
    • Summerset [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerset
      • Summerset [Warren County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Avon Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerset have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerset
    • Summerset Junction [Warren County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerset Junction
      • Summerset Junction [Warren County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Avon Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerset Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Avon Lake. 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.

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    • Bill Daily     (Actor, comedian)
      • Full name: William Edward Daily, Jr.
      • Actor, comedian. He was born in Des Moines (IA) on August 30, 1927 (a Tueday) and died in Santa Fe (NM) on September 4, 2018 (a Tueday) at the age of 91. The body was cremated.
      • Des Moines is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Avon Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bill Daily<4>
    • Thornton James 'Pookie' Hudson     (Singer)
    • Frank Jenks     (Actor, musician)
      • Actor, musician. He was born in Des Moines (IA) on November 4, 1902 (a Tueday) and died in Hollywood (CA) on May 13, 1962 (a Sunday) at the age of 59. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Des Moines is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Avon Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Jenks<4>
    • Joey Jordison     (Musician)
      • Born: Nathan Jonas Jordison
      • Musician. He was born in Des Moines (IA) on April 26, 1975 (a Saturday) and died on July 26, 2021 (a Monday) at the age of 46.
      • Des Moines is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Avon Lake.
    • Ruth Kobart     (Actress)
    • Cloris Leachman     (Actress, comedian)
      • Actress, comedian. She was born in Des Moines (IA) on April 30, 1926 (a Friday) and died in Encinitas (CA) on January 26, 2021 (a Tueday) at the age of 94. The body was cremated.
      • Des Moines is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Avon Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cloris Leachman<4>
    • Hermas Walter 'Herm' McFarland     (Professional baseball)
    • Harry T. Robinson     (Actor)
    • John Wayne     (Oscar winning actor)
      • Born: Marion Morrison
      • Oscar winning actor. He was born in Winterset (IA) on May 26, 1907 (a Sunday) and died in Newport Beach (CA) on May 11, 1979 (a Friday) at the age of 72. He is buried at Pacific View Memorial Park (Orange County, California).
      • Winterset is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Avon Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Wayne<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Des Moines, which is the Seat of Polk County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Des Moines, which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies just to the northwest (NW).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 885 miles [1,424.3 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Avon Lake to White House, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 51 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 35 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,409 miles [10,314.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,157 miles [11,518.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,052 miles [8,130.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Polk County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Polk County: www.co.polk.ia.us/

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Avon Lake) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avon Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5219, Longitude: -93.5010       In this case, the coordinates for Avon Lake 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 Avon Lake 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 318.402 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.822 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.613 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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