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Introduction ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Kingsley

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 Kingsley. 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 Kingsley.

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

Sighting report for Plymouth County

Since Kingsley is near Woodbury County and also Cherokee County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Woodbury County

Sighting report for Cherokee 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 Kingsley ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Kingsley.

Within Iowa, the name Kingsley is unique.

Beyond Iowa, we know of another thirteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these thirteen communities, eleven are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

Communities Elsewhere In North America

Clay County

This Kingsley is located in Clay County and lies 1,163 miles [1,871.7 km]<1> to the southeast of the Kingsley that is located in Plymouth County.

Link to Google Map centered on Kingsley

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Kingsley.

Jefferson County

This Kingsley is located in Jefferson County and lies 618 miles [994.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Kingsley that is located in Plymouth County.

Link to Google Map centered on Kingsley

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Kingsley.

This Kingsley lies 484 miles [778.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Kingsley that is located in Plymouth County.

Link to Google Map centered on Kingsley

Montgomery County

This Kingsley is located in Montgomery County and lies 999 miles [1,607.7 km]<1> to the east of the Kingsley that is located in Plymouth County.

Link to Google Map centered on Kingsley

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Kingsley.

Delta County

This Kingsley is located in Delta County and lies 487 miles [783.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Kingsley that is located in Plymouth County.

Link to Google Map centered on Kingsley

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delta County community of Kingsley.

Grand Traverse County

This Kingsley is located in Grand Traverse County and lies 539 miles [867.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Kingsley that is located in Plymouth County.

Link to Google Map centered on Kingsley

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grand Traverse County community of Kingsley.

Saint Clair 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 Michigan community of Kingsley [Saint Clair County].

Elko County

This community is historic<3> and although located in Elko County, we don't know where within the county.

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Elko County community of Kingsley.

This Kingsley lies 1,454 miles [2,340 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Kingsley that is located in Plymouth County.

Link to Google Map centered on Kingsley

Wasco County

This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Kingsley [Wasco County].

This Kingsley was located in Wasco County and would have been 1,263 miles [2,032.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Kingsley that is located in Plymouth County.

Link to Google Map centered on Kingsley

Susquehanna County

This Kingsley is located in Susquehanna County and lies 1,033 miles [1,662.5 km]<1> to the east of the Kingsley that is located in Plymouth County.

Link to Google Map centered on Kingsley

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Susquehanna County community of Kingsley.

Knox 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 Tennessee community of Kingsley [Knox County].

Dallas 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 Texas community of Kingsley [Dallas County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Kingsley ...

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.

Climbing Hill [Woodbury County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Kingsley

Link to Google Map centered on Climbing Hill

Correctionville [Woodbury County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Kingsley

Link to Google Map centered on Correctionville

Fielding [Cherokee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Kingsley

Link to Google Map centered on Fielding

James lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Kingsley

Link to Google Map centered on James

Lucky Valley [Woodbury County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Kingsley

Link to Google Map centered on Lucky Valley

Marcus [Cherokee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Kingsley

Link to Google Map centered on Marcus

Mary Hill [Cherokee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Kingsley

Link to Google Map centered on Mary Hill

Merrill lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Kingsley

Link to Google Map centered on Merrill

Neptune lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Kingsley

Link to Google Map centered on Neptune

Plymouth was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Kingsley

Link to Google Map centered on Plymouth

Union Center lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Kingsley

Link to Google Map centered on Union Center

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 Kingsley. 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.

Major League Baseball. He was born in Boone (Iowa) on Wednesday August 31, 1881 and died in Sioux City (Iowa) on Monday February 9, 1914 at the age of 32. He is buried at Onawa Cemetery (Monona County, Iowa).

Sioux City is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Kingsley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Edward 'Buster' Brown<4>

Musician. She was born in Sioux City (Iowa) on Tueday January 17, 1905 and died in Burbank (California) on Monday February 12, 2007 at the age of 102. She is buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).

Sioux City is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Kingsley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peggy Gilbert<4>

Actor, singer. He was born in Sioux City (Iowa) on Wednesday June 2, 1948

Sioux City is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Kingsley

Advise columnist, radio show host. She was born in Sioux City (Iowa) on Thursday July 4, 1918 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Wednesday January 16, 2013 at the age of 94. She is buried at Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota).

Sioux City is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Kingsley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Abigail Van Buren<4>

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

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

  • Le Mars, which is the Seat of Plymouth County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Kingsley to Le Mars, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Des Moines, which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 138 miles [222.1 km]<1> to the East Southeast (ESE). 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 1,020 miles [1,641.5 km]<1> to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 58 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,435 miles [10,356.1 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,190 miles [11,571.2 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,096 miles [8,201.2 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Plymouth County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Plymouth County: www.co.plymouth.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 '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- Kingsley) 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 Kingsley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kingsley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kingsley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5865, Longitude: -95.9681     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kingsley 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 Kingsley 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>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 Kingsley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Kingsley 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 320.164 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.985 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.668 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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