A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Neptune.
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 Neptune, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Neptune and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Neptune 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 Neptune. 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 Neptune.
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 Plymouth County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Plymouth County sighting report from eBird.
Since Neptune is near Woodbury County and also Dakota 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 Neptune.
How Far From Neptune 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 Neptune to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Neptune and extending to:
Communities Also Named Neptune ...
We have found 7 communities that share the name Neptune.
While the name Neptune is unique within Iowa, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.
Communities Outside of Iowa
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Our profile page for Neptune, Plaquemines Parish
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Plaquemines Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 618 miles [994.6 km] to the East.
Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the Northwest.
Our profile page for Neptune, Kingsbury County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Kingsbury County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 645 miles [1,038 km] to the Southeast.
Distance: About 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the East.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Neptune ...
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 Neptune. 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].
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].
Jerry Mathers (Born as Gerald Patrick Mathers)
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Neptune. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Plymouth County: www.co.plymouth.ia.us/
The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/
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.
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This page was last modified: 13 Oct 2019