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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Morton Mills 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 Morton Mills. 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 Morton Mills.

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

The Montgomery County sighting report from eBird.

Since Morton Mills is near Adams County and also Cass County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Adams County

Sighting report for Cass 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 Morton Mills.

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

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

  • Red Oak [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Morton Mills to Red Oak, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Des Moines [Map], which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 79 miles [127.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 959 miles [1,543.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 55 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,482 miles [10,431.8 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 7,232 miles [11,638.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,129 miles [8,254.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Morton Mills ...

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.

Carbon   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East of Morton Mills   [Map]

Corning   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Dewey   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Dickieville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Grant   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Lincoln Center   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Red Oak   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Strand   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Tenville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [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 Morton Mills. 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.

Neville Brand

Actor. He was born in Griswold (Iowa) on Friday August 13, 1920 and died in Sacramento (California) on Thursday April 16, 1992 at an age of 71. He was buried at East Lawn Memorial Park (Sacramento County, California) [Map].

Griswold [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Morton Mills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Neville Brand<7>

Raymond Hatton

Actor. He was born in Red Oak (Iowa) on Thursday July 7, 1887 and died in Palmdale (California) on Thursday October 21, 1971 at an age of 84. He was buried at Joshua Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Red Oak [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of Morton Mills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Raymond Hatton

Edwin Elijah Perkins

Inventor. He was born in Lewis (Iowa) on Tueday January 8, 1889 and died in Rochester (Minnesota) on Monday July 3, 1961 at an age of 72. He was buried at Parkview Cemetery (Adams County, Nebraska) [Map].

Lewis [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Morton Mills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edwin Elijah Perkins

Nellie Verne Walker

Artist. She was born in Red Oak (Iowa) on Tueday December 8, 1874 and died in Colorado Springs (Colorado) on Tueday July 10, 1973 at an age of 98. She was buried at Oakland Cemetery (Appanoose County, Iowa) [Map].

Red Oak [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of Morton Mills

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nellie Verne Walker

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Iowa

About Montgomery County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Morton Mills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morton Mills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0797, Longitude: -94.9847     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Morton Mills 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 Morton Mills 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 319.413 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.928 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.471 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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