A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Mount Etna, Iowa
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Mount Etna.
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 Etna, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mount Etna and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Mount Etna 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 Mount Etna. 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 Etna.
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 Adams County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Adams County sighting report from eBird.
Since Mount Etna is near Cass County and also Adair 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 Mount Etna.
How Far From Mount Etna to ...
We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories 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 Etna 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 Etna and extending to:
Communities Also Named Mount Etna ...
We have found 2 communities that share the name Mount Etna.
While the name Mount Etna is unique within Iowa, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.
Communities Outside of Iowa
Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the East.
Distance: About 865 miles [1,392.1 km] to the East.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Mount Etna ...
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 Mount Etna. 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.
Harry Runkle Archer
Composer. He was born in Creston (Iowa) on Sunday February 21, 1886 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday April 23, 1960 at an age of 74. He was buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
Clarence Everett 'Yam' Yaryan
Major League Baseball. He was born in Knowlton (Iowa) on Saturday November 5, 1892 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Monday November 16, 1964 at an age of 72. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama) [Map].
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mount Etna. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Adams County: www.co.adams.ia.us/
The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 13 Oct 2019