A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
New Albin, Iowa
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for New Albin.
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 New Albin, we use the following websites to find information relevant to New Albin and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for New Albin 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 New Albin. 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 New Albin.
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 Allamakee County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Allamakee County sighting report from eBird.
Since New Albin is near Houston County and also Vernon 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 New Albin.
How Far From New Albin 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 city such as New Albin to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in New Albin and extending to:
Curious and Interesting Names Near New Albin ...
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 New Albin. 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.
Edward 'Big Ed' Konetchy
Major League Baseball. He was born in La Crosse (Wisconsin) on Thursday September 3, 1885 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Tueday May 27, 1947 at an age of 61. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].
Actress. She was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Saturday January 17, 1942 and died in La Crosse (Wisconsin) on Friday January 5, 2001 at an age of 59. She was buried at Viroqua Cemetery (Vernon County, Wisconsin) [Map].
Actor. He was born in La Crosse (Wisconsin) on Friday November 3, 1882 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday October 13, 1939 at an age of 56. He was buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for New Albin. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Allamakee County: www.co.allamakee.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