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Introduction ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Dodgeville

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 Dodgeville. 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 Dodgeville.

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 Des Moines County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

Sighting report for Des Moines County

Since Dodgeville is near Louisa County and also Henderson County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Louisa County

Sighting report for Henderson 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 Dodgeville ...

We have found five communities that share the name Dodgeville.

Within Iowa, the name Dodgeville is unique.

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

Communities Elsewhere In North America

Bristol County

This Dodgeville is located in Bristol County and lies 1,029 miles [1,656 km]<1> to the east of the Dodgeville that is located in Des Moines County.

Link to Google Map centered on Dodgeville

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bristol County community of Dodgeville.

Houghton County

This Dodgeville is located in Houghton County and lies 443 miles [712.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Dodgeville that is located in Des Moines County.

Link to Google Map centered on Dodgeville

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Houghton County community of Dodgeville.

Lander County

This community is historic<2> and although located in Lander County, we don't know where within the county.

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lander County community of Dodgeville.

Ashtabula County

This Dodgeville is located in Ashtabula County and lies 540 miles [869 km]<1> to the east of the Dodgeville that is located in Des Moines County.

Link to Google Map centered on Dodgeville

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ashtabula County community of Dodgeville.

Iowa County

This Dodgeville is located in Iowa County and lies 149 miles [239.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Dodgeville that is located in Des Moines County.

Link to Google Map centered on Dodgeville

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iowa County community of Dodgeville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dodgeville ...

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.

Beaverdale lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Dodgeville

Link to Google Map centered on Beaverdale

Danville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Dodgeville

Link to Google Map centered on Danville

Gulf Port [Henderson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Dodgeville

Link to Google Map centered on Gulf Port

Heapsville [Henderson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Dodgeville

Link to Google Map centered on Heapsville

Hopper [Henderson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Dodgeville

Link to Google Map centered on Hopper

Lone Tree [Henderson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Dodgeville

Link to Google Map centered on Lone Tree

Marsh [Louisa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Dodgeville

Link to Google Map centered on Marsh

Mediapolis lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Dodgeville

Link to Google Map centered on Mediapolis

Pleasant Grove lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Dodgeville

Link to Google Map centered on Pleasant Grove

Prairie Grove lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Dodgeville

Link to Google Map centered on Prairie Grove

Silver Lake [Henderson County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Dodgeville

Link to Google Map centered on Silver Lake

Skunk River lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Dodgeville

Link to Google Map centered on Skunk River

Spring Grove lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Dodgeville

Link to Google Map centered on Spring Grove

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 Dodgeville. 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.

Professional football. He was born in Burlington (Iowa) on Friday February 16, 1945 and died in Mediapolis (Iowa) on Sunday August 9, 1998 at the age of 53. He is buried at Aspen Grove Cemetery (Des Moines County, Iowa).

Burlington is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Dodgeville

Mediapolis is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Dodgeville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vernon G. 'Tony' Baker<3>

Musician. He was born in Keithsburg (Illinois) on Friday November 29, 1895 and died in Copiague (New York) on Monday February 29, 1960 (which is Leap Day) at the age of 64. He is buried at Long Island National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).

Keithsburg is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Dodgeville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence 'Larry' Conley<3>

Actor. He was born in Burlington (Iowa) on Saturday February 26, 1887 and died in Hollywood (California) on Thursday March 3, 1966 at the age of 79. He is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).

Burlington is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Dodgeville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William C. Frawley<3>

Major League Baseball. He was born in Leeds (Missouri) on Friday November 23, 1877 and died in Burlington (Iowa) on Monday November 5, 1951 at the age of 74. He is buried at Aspen Grove Cemetery (Des Moines County, Iowa).

Burlington is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Dodgeville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Thomas 'Firebrand' Stovall<3>

Scientist, astrophysicist. He was born in Mount Pleasant (Iowa) on Monday September 7, 1914 and died in Iowa City (Iowa) on Wednesday August 9, 2006 at the age of 91. He is buried at Southampton Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).

Mount Pleasant is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Dodgeville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Alfred Van Allen<3>

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

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

  • Burlington, which is the Seat of Des Moines County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Dodgeville to Burlington, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Des Moines, which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 134 miles [215.7 km]<1> to the West Northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 761 miles [1,224.7 km]<1> to the East (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,357 miles [10,230.6 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 7,100 miles [11,426.3 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,987 miles [8,025.8 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Iowa

About Des Moines County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Des Moines County: www.co.des-moines.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dodgeville) 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 Dodgeville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dodgeville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dodgeville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9429, Longitude: -91.1809     [Map].
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Dodgeville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Dodgeville 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 316.801 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.906 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.577 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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