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The location of Mount Lucia









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Woodbury County sighting report from eBird.

Since Mount Lucia is near Union County and also Plymouth County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Union County

Sighting report for Plymouth 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 Lucia.

How Far From Mount Lucia 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 Lucia 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 Lucia and extending to:

  • Sioux City [Map], which is the Seat of Woodbury County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Des Moines [Map], which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 159 miles [255.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Mount Lucia to Des Moines, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,044 miles [1,680.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 60 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,454 miles [10,386.7 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 7,209 miles [11,601.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,117 miles [8,235 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mount Lucia ...

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.

Dakota Dunes (SD)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South of Mount Lucia   [Map]

Elk Point (SD)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Evergreen Village   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Glen Ellen   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Holiday Village   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Homer (NE)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South   [Map]

James   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Sergeant Bluff   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Yeomans   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [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 Lucia. 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.

Charles Edward 'Buster' Brown

Major League Baseball. He was born in Boone (Iowa) on Wednesday August 31, 1881 and died in Sioux City (Iowa) on Monday February 9, 1914 at an age of 32. He was buried at Onawa Cemetery (Monona County, Iowa) [Map].

Sioux City [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Mount Lucia

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Edward 'Buster' Brown<7>

Peggy Gilbert

Musician. She was born in Sioux City (Iowa) on Tueday January 17, 1905 and died in Burbank (California) on Monday February 12, 2007 at an age of 102. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Sioux City [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Mount Lucia

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peggy Gilbert

Jerry Mathers     (Born as Gerald Patrick Mathers)

Actor, singer. He was born in Sioux City (Iowa) on Wednesday June 2, 1948

Sioux City [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Mount Lucia

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Iowa

About Woodbury County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Woodbury County: www.woodbury-ia.com/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mount Lucia) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Lucia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5406, Longitude: -96.4648     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Lucia 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 Lucia 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 320.515 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.383 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.942 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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