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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for New Dixon 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 New Dixon. 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 Dixon.

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

The Scott County sighting report from eBird.

Since New Dixon is near Clinton County and also Cedar County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Clinton County

Sighting report for Cedar 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 New Dixon.

How Far From New Dixon 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 New Dixon 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 Dixon and extending to:

  • Davenport [Map], which is the Seat of Scott County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from New Dixon to Davenport, 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 four to five hours.
  • Des Moines [Map], which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 147 miles [236.6 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,302 miles [10,142.1 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 7,047 miles [11,341 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,936 miles [7,943.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near New Dixon ...

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.

Big Rock   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest of New Dixon   [Map]

Grand Mound   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Green Acres   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Hickory Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Little Groves   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Long Grove   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Maysville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Mount Joy   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Plainview   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Wheatland   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [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 New Dixon. 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.

Eddie Albert     (Born as Edward Albert Heimberger)

Actor, singer, activist. He was born in Rock Island (Illinois) on Sunday April 22, 1906 and died in Pacific Palisades (California) on Thursday May 26, 2005 at an age of 99.

Rock Island [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of New Dixon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie Albert<7>

Bix Beiderbecke     (Born as Leon Bismark Beiderbecke)

Musician. He was born in Davenport (Iowa) on Tueday March 10, 1903 and died in Sunnyside (New York) on Thursday August 6, 1931 at an age of 28. He was buried at Oakdale Memorial Gardens (Scott County, Iowa) [Map].

Davenport [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of New Dixon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bix Beiderbecke

Vincent Hugo Bendix

Inventor, industrialist. He was born in Moline (Illinois) on Friday August 12, 1881 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday March 27, 1945 at an age of 63. He was buried at Graceland Cemetery (Macon County, Illinois) [Map].

Moline [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of New Dixon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vincent Hugo Bendix

Ken Berry     (Kenneth Ronald Berry)

Actor, dancer, singer. He was born in Moline (Illinois) on Friday November 3, 1933 and died in Burbank (California) on Saturday December 1, 2018 at an age of 85.

Moline [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of New Dixon

John Deere

Inventor, industrialist. He was born in Rutland (Vermont) on Tueday February 7, 1804 and died in Moline (Illinois) on Monday May 17, 1886 at an age of 82. He was buried at Riverside Cemetery (Rock Island County, Illinois) [Map].

Moline [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of New Dixon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Deere

Jack Fleck

Professional golf. He was born in Bettendorf (Iowa) on Monday November 7, 1921 and died in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Friday March 21, 2014 at an age of 92. He was buried at Ft. Smith National Cemetery (Sebastian County, Arkansas) [Map].

Bettendorf [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of New Dixon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Fleck

Tim 'Kingfish' Moore     (Born as Harry Roscoe Moore)

Actor. He was born in Rock Island (Illinois) on Friday December 9, 1887 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday December 13, 1958 at an age of 71. He was buried at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery (California).

Rock Island [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of New Dixon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tim 'Kingfish' Moore

Eugene George 'Gene' Oliver

Major League Baseball. He was born in Moline (Illinois) on Friday March 22, 1935 and died in Rock Island (Illinois) on Saturday March 3, 2007 at an age of 72. He was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Rock Island County, Illinois) [Map].

Moline [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of New Dixon

Rock Island [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of New Dixon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene George 'Gene' Oliver

Octave Thanet

Author. She was born in Andover (Massachusetts) on Tueday March 19, 1850 and died in Davenport (Iowa) on Tueday January 9, 1934 at an age of 83. She was buried at Oakdale Memorial Gardens (Scott County, Iowa) [Map].

Davenport [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of New Dixon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Octave Thanet

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Iowa

About Scott County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Scott County: www.scottcountyiowa.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 'straight-line' (or 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- New Dixon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Dixon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7347, Longitude: -90.7713     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Dixon 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 New Dixon 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 316.539 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.715 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.174 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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