A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Morrisburgh.
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 Morrisburgh, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Morrisburgh and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Morrisburgh 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 Morrisburgh. 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 Morrisburgh.
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 Guthrie County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Guthrie County sighting report from eBird.
Since Morrisburgh is near Dallas County and also Madison 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 Morrisburgh.
How Far From Morrisburgh 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 Morrisburgh to various places of note, such as the White House.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Morrisburgh ...
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 Morrisburgh. 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.
Glen Luther Martin
Aviation pioneer. He was born in Macksburg (Iowa) on Sunday January 17, 1886 and died in Baltimore (Maryland) on Monday December 5, 1955 at an age of 69. He was buried at Fairhaven Memorial Park (Orange County, California) [Map].
Arthur Charles 'Dazzy' Vance
Major League Baseball. He was born in Orient (Iowa) on Wednesday March 4, 1891 and died in Homosassa Springs (Florida) on Thursday February 16, 1961 at an age of 69. He was buried at Stage Stand Cemetery (Citrus County, Florida) [Map].
John Wayne (Born as Marion Morrison)
Oscar winning actor. He was born in Winterset (Iowa) on Sunday May 26, 1907 and died in Newport Beach (California) on Friday May 11, 1979 at an age of 72. He was buried at Pacific View Memorial Park (Orange County, California) [Map].
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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.
If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.
This page was last modified: 13 Oct 2019