A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
New Boston, Iowa
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for New Boston.
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 New Boston, we use the following websites to find information relevant to New Boston and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for New Boston 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 Boston. 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 Boston.
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 Lee County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Lee County sighting report from eBird.
Since New Boston is near Hancock County and also Clark 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 Boston.
How Far From New Boston 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 New Boston 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 Boston and extending to:
Communities Also Named New Boston ...
We have found 23 communities that share the name New Boston.
While the name New Boston is unique within Iowa, we know of another 23 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.
Communities Outside of Iowa
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Our profile page for New Boston, Windham County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Windham County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 49 miles [78.9 km] to the North Northeast.
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the Southeast.
Our profile page for New Boston, Douglas County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Douglas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 1,071 miles [1,723.6 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 1,107 miles [1,781.5 km] to the East.
Distance: About 959 miles [1,543.4 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 1,015 miles [1,633.5 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 82 miles [132 km] to the West Southwest.
Our profile page for New Boston, Esmeralda County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Esmeralda County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,421 miles [2,286.9 km] to the West.
Distance: About 1,031 miles [1,659.2 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 815 miles [1,311.6 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 835 miles [1,343.8 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 1,613 miles [2,595.9 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 803 miles [1,292.3 km] to the East.
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the South Southeast.
Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the South Southwest.
Our profile page for New Boston, Rutland County
This community is historic.
Although located in Rutland County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 982 miles [1,580.4 km] to the East Northeast.
Curious and Interesting Names Near New Boston ...
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 Boston. 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.
Vernon G. 'Tony' Baker
Professional football. He was born in Burlington (Iowa) on Friday February 16, 1945 and died in Mediapolis (Iowa) on Sunday August 9, 1998 at an age of 53. He was buried at Aspen Grove Cemetery (Des Moines County, Iowa) [Map].
Actress. She was born in Carthage (Illinois) on Sunday April 12, 1908 and died in Santa Barbara (California) on Thursday November 14, 1996 at an age of 88. She was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California) [Map].
William C. Frawley
Actor. He was born in Burlington (Iowa) on Saturday February 26, 1887 and died in Hollywood (California) on Thursday March 3, 1966 at an age of 79. He was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Actor. He was born in Keokuk (Iowa) on Wednesday December 7, 1892 and died in Long Beach (California) on Wednesday October 3, 1984 at an age of 91. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California) [Map].
George Thomas 'Firebrand' Stovall
Major League Baseball. He was born in Leeds (Missouri) on Friday November 23, 1877 and died in Burlington (Iowa) on Monday November 5, 1951 at an age of 74. He was buried at Aspen Grove Cemetery (Des Moines County, Iowa) [Map].
James Alfred Van Allen
Scientist, astrophysicist. He was born in Mount Pleasant (Iowa) on Monday September 7, 1914 and died in Iowa City (Iowa) on Wednesday August 9, 2006 at an age of 91. He was buried at Southampton Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York) [Map].
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for New Boston. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Lee County: www.leecounty.org/
The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 13 Oct 2019