A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Montpelier.
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 Montpelier, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Montpelier and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Montpelier and surrounding area.
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 Montpelier. 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 Montpelier.
Bird Watching ...
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 Muscatine County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Muscatine County sighting report from eBird.
Since Montpelier is near Scott County and also Rock Island 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:
The Waymark.com website, centered on Montpelier.
How Far From Montpelier 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 Montpelier to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Montpelier and extending to:
Communities Also Named Montpelier ...
We have found 18 communities that share the name Montpelier.
While the name Montpelier is unique within Iowa, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States.
Communities Outside of Iowa
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Distance: About 1,607 miles [2,586.2 km] to the West.
Distance: About 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the Southeast.
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the Southeast.
Bear Lake County
Distance: About 1,052 miles [1,693 km] to the West.
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the East.
Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the Southeast.
Saint Helena Parish
Distance: About 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the South.
Distance: About 1,108 miles [1,783.2 km] to the East Northeast.
Prince George's County
Distance: About 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the East.
Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the South.
Our profile page for Montpelier, Richmond County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Richmond County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the Northwest.
Distance: About 321 miles [516.6 km] to the East.
Distance: About 940 miles [1,512.8 km] to the East Northeast.
Charles City County
Distance: About 779 miles [1,253.7 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the East Southeast.
Our profile page for Montpelier, Orange County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Orange County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the East Southeast.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Montpelier ...
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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.
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 Montpelier. 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.
Eddie Albert (Born as Edward Albert Heimberger)
Actor, singer, activist. He was born in Rock Island (Illinois) on Sunday April 22, 1906 and died in Pacific Palisades (California) on Thursday May 26, 2005 at an age of 99.
Bix Beiderbecke (Born as Leon Bismark Beiderbecke)
Musician. He was born in Davenport (Iowa) on Tueday March 10, 1903 and died in Sunnyside (New York) on Thursday August 6, 1931 at an age of 28. He was buried at Oakdale Memorial Gardens (Scott County, Iowa) [Map].
Vincent Hugo Bendix
Inventor, industrialist. He was born in Moline (Illinois) on Friday August 12, 1881 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday March 27, 1945 at an age of 63. He was buried at Graceland Cemetery (Macon County, Illinois) [Map].
Ken Berry (Kenneth Ronald Berry)
Actor, dancer, singer. He was born in Moline (Illinois) on Friday November 3, 1933 and died in Burbank (California) on Saturday December 1, 2018 at an age of 85.
Lawrence 'Larry' Conley
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 an age of 64. He was buried at Long Island National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York) [Map].
Inventor, industrialist. He was born in Rutland (Vermont) on Tueday February 7, 1804 and died in Moline (Illinois) on Monday May 17, 1886 at an age of 82. He was buried at Riverside Cemetery (Rock Island County, Illinois) [Map].
Professional golf. He was born in Bettendorf (Iowa) on Monday November 7, 1921 and died in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Friday March 21, 2014 at an age of 92. He was buried at Ft. Smith National Cemetery (Sebastian County, Arkansas) [Map].
Tim 'Kingfish' Moore (Born as Harry Roscoe Moore)
Actor. He was born in Rock Island (Illinois) on Friday December 9, 1887 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday December 13, 1958 at an age of 71. He was buried at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery (California).
Author. She was born in Andover (Massachusetts) on Tueday March 19, 1850 and died in Davenport (Iowa) on Tueday January 9, 1934 at an age of 83. She was buried at Oakdale Memorial Gardens (Scott County, Iowa) [Map].
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Montpelier. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Muscatine County: www.co.muscatine.ia.us/
The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Aug 2019