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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Mooar 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 Mooar. 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 Mooar.

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

Sighting report for Clark County

Sighting report for Hancock 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 Mooar.

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

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

  • Des Moines [Map], which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 137 miles [220.5 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Mooar 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 772 miles [1,242.4 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 6,392 miles [10,286.9 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 7,134 miles [11,481.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,021 miles [8,080.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mooar ...

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   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest of Mooar   [Map]

Bricker   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Carthage (IL)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Elderville (IL)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Ferris (IL)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Gregory Landing (MO)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Peaksville (MO)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Sugar Creek (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Summitville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Union (MO)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the West   [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 Mooar. 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.

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 east of Mooar

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Virginia Cherrill<7>

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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Mooar

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Raymond McKee

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Iowa Community

About Lee County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mooar. 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 '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- Mooar) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mooar. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4437, Longitude: -91.4524     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mooar 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 Mooar 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 316.97 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.033 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.831 degrees.

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<7>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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