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Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for McCallsburg.
This page contains seven sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).
When in McCallsburg, we use the following websites to find information relevant to McCallsburg and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for McCallsburg
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 McCallsburg. 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 McCallsburg.
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 Story County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
Since McCallsburg is near Hardin County and also Marshall County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:
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:
Curious and Interesting Names Near McCallsburg ...
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.
Garden City [Hardin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of McCallsburg
Link to Google Map centered on Garden City
Gilbert lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of McCallsburg
Link to Google Map centered on Gilbert
Illinois Grove [Marshall County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of McCallsburg
Link to Google Map centered on Illinois Grove
Iowa Center lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of McCallsburg
Link to Google Map centered on Iowa Center
Jewell [Hamilton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of McCallsburg
Link to Google Map centered on Jewell
Lawn Hill [Hardin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of McCallsburg
Link to Google Map centered on Lawn Hill
Minerva [Marshall County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of McCallsburg
Link to Google Map centered on Minerva
Randall [Hamilton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of McCallsburg
Link to Google Map centered on Randall
Story City lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of McCallsburg
Link to Google Map centered on Story City
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 McCallsburg. 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 Marshalltown (Iowa) on Saturday April 17, 1852 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday April 14, 1922 at the age of 70. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
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).
Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953 - 1961). She was born in Boone (Iowa) on Saturday November 14, 1896 and died in Washington, DC on Thursday November 1, 1979 at the age of 83.
Major League Baseball. He was born in Ames (Iowa) on Wednesday November 19, 1862 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday November 6, 1935 at the age of 73. He is buried at Forest Home Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
How Far From McCallsburg 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 city such as McCallsburg to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in McCallsburg and extending to:
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for McCallsburg. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Story County: www.storycounty.com/
The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
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This page was last modified: 19 Feb 2020