A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Moulton, Iowa

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other IA

The location of Moulton

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Moulton 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 Moulton. 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 Moulton.

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

The Appanoose County sighting report from eBird.

Since Moulton is near Davis County and also Schuyler County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Davis County

Sighting report for Schuyler 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

The website, centered on Moulton.

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

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

  • Centerville [Map], which is the Seat of Appanoose County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Moulton to Centerville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Des Moines [Map], which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 79 miles [127.1 km] to the Northwest (NW). 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 837 miles [1,347 km] to the East (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,423 miles [10,336.8 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 7,168 miles [11,535.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,058 miles [8,140.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Moulton ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Moulton.

While the name Moulton is unique within Iowa, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Iowa

Jump ahead to ...

ArkansasNorth CarolinaWashington 
MontanaSouth Dakota  


Lawrence County

Our profile page for Moulton, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the Southeast.


Columbia County

Our profile page for Moulton, Columbia County

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

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


Shelby County

Our profile page for Moulton, Shelby County

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

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


Fergus County

Our profile page for Moulton, Fergus County   [Map]

Distance: About 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the Northwest.


Loup County

Our profile page for Moulton, Loup County

This community is historic.<8>

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

North Carolina

Franklin County

Our profile page for Moulton, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 838 miles [1,348.6 km] to the East Southeast.


Auglaize County

Our profile page for Moulton, Auglaize County   [Map]

Distance: About 439 miles [706.5 km] to the East.

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Moulton, Lawrence County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 550 miles [885.1 km] to the East Southeast.

South Dakota

Pennington County

Our profile page for Moulton, Pennington County

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

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


Lavaca County

Our profile page for Moulton, Lavaca County   [Map]

Distance: About 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the South Southwest.


Clark County

Our profile page for Moulton, Clark County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,526 miles [2,455.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Moulton ...

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.

Blackhawk   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast of Moulton   [Map]

Centerville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Chapel (MO)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Coal City   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Coatsville (MO)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Mark   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Paris   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Thirty   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Unionville   -   9 miles [14.5 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 Moulton. 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.

John William 'Bud' Clancy

Major League Baseball. He was born in Odell (Illinois) on Saturday September 15, 1900 and died in Ottumwa (Iowa) on Thursday September 26, 1968 at an age of 68. He was buried at St. Paul Cemetery (Livingston County, Illinois) [Map].

Ottumwa [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Moulton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John William 'Bud' Clancy<9>

Mary Esther Denver

Actress. She was born in Ottumwa (Iowa) on Friday May 10, 1918 and died in Hollywood (California) on Tueday June 3, 1980 at an age of 62. She was buried at Fairhaven Memorial Park (Orange County, California) [Map].

Ottumwa [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Moulton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Esther Denver

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Iowa

About Appanoose County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Iowa:

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- Moulton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Moulton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Moulton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moulton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6854, Longitude: -92.6765     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moulton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

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

- Return to Citation

<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.807 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.028 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.384 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Moulton 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.

- Return to Citation

<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 Moulton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation

<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:

- Return to Citation






Sitemap Privacy
of Use



Copyright 2019
All Rights Reserved

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