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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Nevinville 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 Nevinville. 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 Nevinville.

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 Nevinville is near Adair County and also Union County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Adair County

Sighting report for Union 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 Nevinville.

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

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

  • Corning [Map], which is the Seat of Adams County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Nevinville to Corning, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Des Moines [Map], which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 55 miles [88.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 934 miles [1,503.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 53 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,462 miles [10,399.6 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 7,212 miles [11,606.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,108 miles [8,220.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Nevinville ...

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.

Carl   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West of Nevinville   [Map]

Dewey   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Greenfield   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Hebron   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Kent   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Prussia   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Queen City (Historic)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Stringtown   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Zion   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [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 Nevinville. 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].

Creston [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Nevinville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Runkle Archer<7>

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].

Macksburg [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Nevinville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glen Luther Martin

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].

Orient [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast of Nevinville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Charles 'Dazzy' Vance

John Wayne     (Born as Marion Morrison)

Oscar winning actor. He was born in Winterset (Iowa) on Sunday May 26, 1907 and died in Newport Beach (California) on Friday May 11, 1979 at an age of 72. He was buried at Pacific View Memorial Park (Orange County, California) [Map].

Winterset [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Nevinville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Wayne

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].

Knowlton [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Nevinville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clarence Everett 'Yam' Yaryan

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Iowa

About Adams County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Nevinville. 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/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Nevinville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nevinville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1472, Longitude: -94.5008     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nevinville 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 Nevinville 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 319.08 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.553 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.208 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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