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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Delmar.

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Delmar, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Delmar and the surrounding area.

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Delmar

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Delmar. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Delmar.

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Clinton County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

Sighting report for Clinton County

Since Delmar is near Jackson County and also Scott County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Jackson County

Sighting report for Scott County

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:

The Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Delmar ...

We have found seventeen communities that share the name Delmar.

Within Iowa, the name Delmar is unique.

Beyond Iowa, we know of another seventeen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

Communities Elsewhere In North America

Winston County

This Delmar is located in Winston County and lies 564 miles [907.7 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Delmar that is located in Clinton County.

Link to Google Map centered on Delmar

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winston County community of Delmar.

Carroll County

This Delmar is located in Carroll County and lies 428 miles [688.8 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Delmar that is located in Clinton County.

Link to Google Map centered on Delmar

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Delmar.

Sussex County

This Delmar is located in Sussex County and lies 828 miles [1,332.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Delmar that is located in Clinton County.

Link to Google Map centered on Delmar

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sussex County community of Delmar.

Cobb County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Delmar [Cobb County].

Lowndes County

This Delmar is located in Lowndes County and lies 871 miles [1,401.7 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Delmar that is located in Clinton County.

Link to Google Map centered on Delmar

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lowndes County community of Delmar.

Kankakee County

This Delmar is located in Kankakee County and lies 165 miles [265.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Delmar that is located in Clinton County.

Link to Google Map centered on Delmar

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kankakee County community of Delmar.

Wicomico County

This Delmar is located in Wicomico County and lies 828 miles [1,332.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Delmar that is located in Clinton County.

Link to Google Map centered on Delmar

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wicomico County community of Delmar.

Henry County

This Delmar is located in Henry County and lies 306 miles [492.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Delmar that is located in Clinton County.

Link to Google Map centered on Delmar

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Delmar.

Laclede County

This Delmar is located in Laclede County and lies 308 miles [495.7 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Delmar that is located in Clinton County.

Link to Google Map centered on Delmar

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Laclede County community of Delmar.

Albany County

This Delmar is located in Albany County and lies 856 miles [1,377.6 km]<1> to the east of the Delmar that is located in Clinton County.

Link to Google Map centered on Delmar

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Albany County community of Delmar.

Halifax County

This Delmar is located in Halifax County and lies 799 miles [1,285.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Delmar that is located in Clinton County.

Link to Google Map centered on Delmar

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Halifax County community of Delmar.

Coos County

This Delmar is located in Coos County and lies 1,698 miles [2,732.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Delmar that is located in Clinton County.

Link to Google Map centered on Delmar

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coos County community of Delmar.

Tioga County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Delmar [Tioga County].

Saluda County

This Delmar is located in Saluda County and lies 739 miles [1,189.3 km]<1> to the southeast of the Delmar that is located in Clinton County.

Link to Google Map centered on Delmar

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saluda County community of Delmar.

Spartanburg County

This Delmar is located in Spartanburg County and lies 678 miles [1,091.1 km]<1> to the southeast of the Delmar that is located in Clinton County.

Link to Google Map centered on Delmar

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spartanburg County community of Delmar.

Washington County

This Delmar is located in Washington County and lies 595 miles [957.6 km]<1> to the southeast of the Delmar that is located in Clinton County.

Link to Google Map centered on Delmar

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Delmar.

Monongalia County

This Delmar is located in Monongalia County and lies 577 miles [928.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Delmar that is located in Clinton County.

Link to Google Map centered on Delmar

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monongalia County community of Delmar.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Delmar ...

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.

Charlotte lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Delmar

Link to Google Map centered on Charlotte

Goose Lake lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Delmar

Link to Google Map centered on Goose Lake

Grand Mound lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Delmar

Link to Google Map centered on Grand Mound

Ironhills [Jackson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Delmar

Link to Google Map centered on Ironhills

Lost Nation lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Delmar

Link to Google Map centered on Lost Nation

Petersville lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Delmar

Link to Google Map centered on Petersville

Rockaway [Jackson County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Delmar

Link to Google Map centered on Rockaway

Springbrook [Jackson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Delmar

Link to Google Map centered on Springbrook

Tenmile lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Delmar

Link to Google Map centered on Tenmile

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 Delmar. 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.

Circus clown. He was born in Clinton (Iowa) on Monday June 17, 1895 and died in New York (New York) on Monday February 1, 1960 at the age of 64. He is buried at Springdale Cemetery (Clinton County, Iowa).

Clinton is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Delmar

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Felix Adler<3>

Major League Baseball. He was born in Cascade (Iowa) on Thursday September 6, 1888 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Saturday September 25, 1976 at the age of 88. He is buried at Acacia Park Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).

Cascade is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Delmar

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Urban C. 'Red' Faber<3>

Actress, singer. She was born in Clinton (Iowa) on Tueday December 4, 1860 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Tueday June 6, 1922 at the age of 61. She is buried at Allegheny Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).

Clinton is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Delmar

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lillian Russell<3>

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

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

  • Clinton, which is the Seat of Clinton County, lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Delmar to Clinton, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take most of a day.
  • Des Moines, which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 157 miles [252.7 km]<1> to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 743 miles [1,195.7 km]<1> to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,283 miles [10,111.5 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,028 miles [11,310.5 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,918 miles [7,914.8 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Clinton County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Clinton County: www.clintoncountyiowa.com/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Delmar) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Delmar. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Delmar

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Delmar. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9987, Longitude: -90.6080     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Delmar have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Delmar could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<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 Delmar 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 316.432 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.628 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.023 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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