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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Montrose and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

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 Montrose. 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 Montrose.

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

The Lee County sighting report from eBird.

Since Montrose is near Hancock County and also Clark County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Hancock County

Sighting report for Clark County

Waymarking ...

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 Montrose.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Montrose and extending to:

  • Des Moines [Map], which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 136 miles [218.9 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Montrose to Des Moines, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,386 miles [10,277.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,129 miles [11,473 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,015 miles [8,070.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Montrose ...

We have found 37 communities that share the name Montrose.

While the name Montrose is unique within Iowa, we know of another 37 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Iowa

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Alabama

Baldwin County

Our profile page for Montrose, Baldwin County   [Map]

Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the South Southeast.

Arkansas

Ashley County

Our profile page for Montrose, Ashley County   [Map]

Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the South.

British Columbia

Our profile page for Montrose   [Map]

Distance: About 1,402 miles [2,256.3 km] to the Northwest.

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Montrose, Los Angeles County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,527 miles [2,457.5 km] to the West.

Colorado

Montrose County

Our profile page for Montrose, Montrose County   [Map]

Distance: About 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the West.

Georgia

Laurens County

Our profile page for Montrose, Laurens County   [Map]

Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the Southeast.

Twiggs County

Our profile page for Montrose, Twiggs County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Twiggs County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Montrose, Cook County   [Map]

Distance: About 214 miles [344.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Effingham County

Our profile page for Montrose, Effingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Kansas

Jewell County

Our profile page for Montrose, Jewell County   [Map]

Distance: About 355 miles [571.3 km] to the West.

Kentucky

Fayette County

Our profile page for Montrose, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 411 miles [661.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Louisiana

Natchitoches Parish

Our profile page for Montrose, Natchitoches Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the South.

Maryland

Charles County

Our profile page for Montrose, Charles County   [Map]

Distance: About 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the East.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Montrose, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 763 miles [1,227.9 km] to the East.

Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Montrose, Middlesex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,059 miles [1,704.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Michigan

Genesee County

Our profile page for Montrose, Genesee County   [Map]

Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Minnesota

Wright County

Our profile page for Montrose, Wright County   [Map]

Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the North Northwest.

Mississippi

Jasper County

Our profile page for Montrose, Jasper County   [Map]

Distance: About 592 miles [952.7 km] to the South Southeast.

Missouri

Henry County

Our profile page for Montrose, Henry County   [Map]

Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the Southwest.

Nebraska

Sioux County

Our profile page for Montrose, Sioux County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the West Northwest.

New Jersey

Monmouth County

Our profile page for Montrose, Monmouth County   [Map]

Distance: About 902 miles [1,451.6 km] to the East.

New York

Westchester County

Our profile page for Montrose, Westchester County   [Map]

Distance: About 912 miles [1,467.7 km] to the East.

North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Montrose, Cumberland County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Cumberland County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Hoke County

Our profile page for Montrose, Hoke County   [Map]

Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Montrose   [Map]

Distance: About 1,432 miles [2,304.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Summit County

Our profile page for Montrose, Summit County   [Map]

Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the East.

Ontario

Our profile page for Montrose   [Map]

Distance: About 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Montrose, Allegheny County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Allegheny County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Berks County

Our profile page for Montrose, Berks County   [Map]

Distance: About 810 miles [1,303.6 km] to the East.

Susquehanna County

Our profile page for Montrose, Susquehanna County   [Map]

Distance: About 811 miles [1,305.2 km] to the East.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Montrose   [Map]

Distance: About 1,425 miles [2,293.3 km] to the East Northeast.

South Carolina

Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Montrose, Chesterfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 750 miles [1,207 km] to the East Southeast.

South Dakota

McCook County

Our profile page for Montrose, McCook County   [Map]

Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the Northwest.

Virginia

Henrico County

Our profile page for Montrose, Henrico County   [Map]

Distance: About 780 miles [1,255.3 km] to the East.

West Virginia

Randolph County

Our profile page for Montrose, Randolph County   [Map]

Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the East.

Wisconsin

Dane County

Our profile page for Montrose, Dane County   [Map]

Distance: About 188 miles [302.6 km] to the North Northeast.

Manitowoc County

Our profile page for Montrose, Manitowoc County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Manitowoc County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Montrose ...

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.

Argyle   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West of Montrose   [Map]

Bricker   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Denmark   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Elderville (IL)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Ferris (IL)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Franklin   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Peaksville (MO)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Sugar Creek (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Summitville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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 Montrose. 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.

Vernon G. 'Tony' Baker

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

Burlington [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Montrose

Mediapolis [Map] is located 35 miles [56.3 km] to the north of Montrose

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vernon G. 'Tony' Baker<9>

Virginia Cherrill

Actress. She was born in Carthage (Illinois) on Sunday April 12, 1908 and died in Santa Barbara (California) on Thursday November 14, 1996 at an age of 88. She was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California) [Map].

Carthage [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Montrose

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Virginia Cherrill

William C. Frawley

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

Burlington [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Montrose

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William C. Frawley

Raymond McKee

Actor. He was born in Keokuk (Iowa) on Wednesday December 7, 1892 and died in Long Beach (California) on Wednesday October 3, 1984 at an age of 91. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Keokuk [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south of Montrose

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Raymond McKee

George Thomas 'Firebrand' Stovall

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 an age of 74. He was buried at Aspen Grove Cemetery (Des Moines County, Iowa) [Map].

Burlington [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Montrose

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Thomas 'Firebrand' Stovall

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lee County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lee County: www.leecounty.org/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Montrose) 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 Montrose. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Montrose

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montrose. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5261, Longitude: -91.4164     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Montrose have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Montrose to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.948 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.019 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.794 degrees.

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<7>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Montrose 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.

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<8>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 Montrose, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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.

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