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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Mount Carmel 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 Mount Carmel. 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 Mount Carmel.

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

The Carroll County sighting report from eBird.

Since Mount Carmel is near Sac County and also Crawford County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Sac County

Sighting report for Crawford 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 Mount Carmel.

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

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

  • Carroll [Map], which is the Seat of Carroll County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Des Moines [Map], which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 76 miles [122.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Mount Carmel to Des Moines, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 962 miles [1,548.2 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 6,423 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 7,175 miles [11,547 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,077 miles [8,170.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Mount Carmel ...

We have found 52 communities that share the name Mount Carmel.

While the name Mount Carmel is unique within Iowa, we know of another 52 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Iowa

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IndianaNew YorkSouth Carolina 

Alabama

Geneva County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Geneva County   [Map]

Distance: About 903 miles [1,453.2 km] to the Southeast.

Jackson County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the Southeast.

Madison County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the Southeast.

Marshall County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Marshall County   [Map]

Distance: About 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the Southeast.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 839 miles [1,350.2 km] to the Southeast.

Arkansas

Howard County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Howard County   [Map]

Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the South.

Independence County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Independence County   [Map]

Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the South Southeast.

Connecticut

New Haven County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, New Haven County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,130 miles [1,818.6 km] to the East.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,202 miles [1,934.4 km] to the Southeast.

Santa Rosa County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Santa Rosa County   [Map]

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

Georgia

Walker County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Walker County   [Map]

Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the Southeast.

Wilkinson County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Wilkinson County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 902 miles [1,451.6 km] to the Southeast.

Illinois

Wabash County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Wabash County   [Map]

Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Indiana

Franklin County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 557 miles [896.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Washington County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the East Southeast.

Kansas

Crawford County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Crawford County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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

Kentucky

Fleming County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Fleming County   [Map]

Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Hopkins County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Hopkins County   [Map]

Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the Southeast.

Louisiana

Sabine Parish

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Sabine Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the South.

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Anne Arundel County   [Map]

Distance: About 987 miles [1,588.4 km] to the East.

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Baltimore County   [Map]

Distance: About 963 miles [1,549.8 km] to the East.

Charles County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Charles County   [Map]

Distance: About 972 miles [1,564.3 km] to the East.

Washington County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 918 miles [1,477.4 km] to the East.

Mississippi

Covington County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Covington County

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

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

Jefferson Davis County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Jefferson Davis County   [Map]

Distance: About 778 miles [1,252.1 km] to the South Southeast.

Missouri

Audrain County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Audrain County

This community is historic.

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

New York

Bronx County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Bronx County

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

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

Broome County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Broome County   [Map]

Distance: About 988 miles [1,590 km] to the East.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Mount Carmel   [Map]

Distance: About 2,038 miles [3,279.8 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Montgomery County

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

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

Moore County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Moore County

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

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

North Dakota

Cavalier County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Cavalier County   [Map]

Distance: About 497 miles [799.8 km] to the North Northwest.

Ohio

Clermont County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Clermont County   [Map]

Distance: About 593 miles [954.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Hamilton County

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

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

Sandusky County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Sandusky County   [Map]

Distance: About 619 miles [996.2 km] to the East.

Ontario

Our profile page for Mount Carmel   [Map]

Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the East.

Pennsylvania

Greene County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Greene County   [Map]

Distance: About 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the East.

Northumberland County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Northumberland County   [Map]

Distance: About 959 miles [1,543.4 km] to the East.

South Carolina

McCormick County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, McCormick County   [Map]

Distance: About 876 miles [1,409.8 km] to the Southeast.

Tennessee

Decatur County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Decatur County   [Map]

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

Franklin County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the Southeast.

Greene County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Greene County   [Map]

Distance: About 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Hawkins County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Hawkins County   [Map]

Distance: About 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Tipton County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Tipton County   [Map]

Distance: About 539 miles [867.4 km] to the South Southeast.

Washington County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 777 miles [1,250.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Wilson County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Wilson County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the Southeast.

Texas

Smith County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Smith County

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

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

Wichita County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Wichita County

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

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

Utah

Kane County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Kane County   [Map]

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

Virginia

Halifax County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Halifax County

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

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

Smyth County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Smyth County   [Map]

Distance: About 802 miles [1,290.7 km] to the East Southeast.

West Virginia

Wood County

Our profile page for Mount Carmel, Wood County   [Map]

Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mount Carmel ...

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.

Coon Rapids   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast of Mount Carmel   [Map]

Gray   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Hart   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Lake City   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Lake View   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Maple River   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Sac City   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the North   [Map]

Sac City Junction (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Vail   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [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 Mount Carmel. 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.

Earl Dew

Jockey. He was born in Sac City (Iowa) on Monday May 2, 1921 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 2, 1941 at an age of 19. He was buried at Cory Grove Cemetery (Sac County, Iowa) [Map].

Sac City [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Mount Carmel

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Dew<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Iowa

About Carroll County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Carroll County: www.co.carroll.ia.us/

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 from Point A (ie- Mount Carmel) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Carmel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1525, Longitude: -94.9086     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Carmel 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 Mount Carmel 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 319.402 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.054 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.202 degrees.

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<7>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 Mount Carmel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Mount Carmel 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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<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: findagrave.com.

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