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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Morningside 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 Morningside. 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 Morningside.

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

The Woodbury County sighting report from eBird.

Since Morningside is near Dakota County and also Union County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Dakota County

Sighting report for Union 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 Morningside.

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

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

  • Sioux City [Map], which is the Seat of Woodbury County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Des Moines [Map], which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 153 miles [246.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Morningside 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 9 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 1,038 miles [1,670.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 59 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,454 miles [10,386.7 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 7,209 miles [11,601.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,116 miles [8,233.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Morningside ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Morningside.

While the name Morningside is unique within Iowa, we know of another 26 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Iowa

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Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Morningside, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the Southeast.

Tallapoosa County

Our profile page for Morningside, Tallapoosa County   [Map]

Distance: About 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the Southeast.

Alberta

Our profile page for Morningside   [Map]

Distance: About 1,061 miles [1,707.5 km] to the Northwest.

Connecticut

New Haven County

Our profile page for Morningside, New Haven County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,200 miles [1,931.2 km] to the East.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Morningside, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,268 miles [2,040.6 km] to the Southeast.

Georgia

Bibb County

Our profile page for Morningside, Bibb County   [Map]

Distance: About 961 miles [1,546.6 km] to the Southeast.

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Morningside, Dougherty County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,009 miles [1,623.8 km] to the Southeast.

Floyd County

Our profile page for Morningside, Floyd County   [Map]

Distance: About 823 miles [1,324.5 km] to the Southeast.

Fulton County

Our profile page for Morningside, Fulton County   [Map]

Distance: About 883 miles [1,421.1 km] to the Southeast.

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Morningside, Muscogee County   [Map]

Distance: About 927 miles [1,491.9 km] to the Southeast.

Indiana

Delaware County

Our profile page for Morningside, Delaware County   [Map]

Distance: About 590 miles [949.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Louisiana

Caddo Parish

Our profile page for Morningside, Caddo Parish

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

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

Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Morningside, Frederick County   [Map]

Distance: About 999 miles [1,607.7 km] to the East.

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Morningside, Prince George's County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,048 miles [1,686.6 km] to the East.

Minnesota

Hennepin County

Our profile page for Morningside, Hennepin County

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

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

New York

New York County

Our profile page for Morningside, New York County

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

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

Ohio

Washington County

Our profile page for Morningside, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the East.

Oregon

Marion County

Our profile page for Morningside, Marion County

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

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

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Morningside, Allegheny County   [Map]

Distance: About 859 miles [1,382.4 km] to the East.

South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Morningside, Greenville County   [Map]

Distance: About 917 miles [1,475.8 km] to the East Southeast.

South Dakota

Beadle County

Our profile page for Morningside, Beadle County   [Map]

Distance: About 159 miles [255.9 km] to the Northwest.

Tennessee

McMinn County

Our profile page for Morningside, McMinn County   [Map]

Distance: About 795 miles [1,279.4 km] to the Southeast.

Virginia

Norfolk City

Our profile page for Morningside, Norfolk City

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

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

Prince William County

Our profile page for Morningside, Prince William County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,024 miles [1,648 km] to the East.

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Morningside, Roanoke City   [Map]

Distance: About 940 miles [1,512.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Washington

King County

Our profile page for Morningside, King County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,308 miles [2,105 km] to the West Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Morningside ...

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.

Dakota Dunes (SD)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West of Morningside   [Map]

Evergreen Village   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Glen Ellen   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Holiday Village   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Homer (NE)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

James   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Sergeant Bluff   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Yeomans   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [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 Morningside. 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.

Charles Edward 'Buster' Brown

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 an age of 32. He was buried at Onawa Cemetery (Monona County, Iowa) [Map].

Sioux City [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest of Morningside

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Edward 'Buster' Brown<8>

Peggy Gilbert

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

Sioux City [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest of Morningside

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peggy Gilbert

Jerry Mathers     (Born as Gerald Patrick Mathers)

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

Sioux City [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest of Morningside

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Iowa

About Woodbury County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Woodbury County: www.woodbury-ia.com/

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' (or 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- Morningside) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morningside. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4689, Longitude: -96.3592     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Morningside 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 Morningside 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 320.437 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.284 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.901 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Morningside 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>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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