A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
New Era, Iowa
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for New Era.
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 Era, we use the following websites to find information relevant to New Era and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for New Era 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 Era. 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 Era.
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 Muscatine County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Muscatine County sighting report from eBird.
Since New Era is near Rock Island County and also Scott 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 Era.
How Far From New Era to ...
We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 Era 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 Era and extending to:
Communities Also Named New Era ...
We have found 10 communities that share the name New Era.
While the name New Era is unique within Iowa, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States.
Communities Outside of Iowa
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Distance: About 745 miles [1,199 km] to the South Southeast.
Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the East.
Distance: About 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the South.
Distance: About 272 miles [437.7 km] to the East Northeast.
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,605 miles [2,583 km] to the West Northwest.
Distance: About 750 miles [1,207 km] to the East.
Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the Southeast.
This community is historic.
Distance: About 440 miles [708.1 km] to the South Southeast.
Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the Southeast.
Distance: About 517 miles [832 km] to the East Southeast.
Curious and Interesting Names Near New Era ...
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 Era. 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.
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].
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].
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.
Lawrence 'Larry' Conley
Musician. He was born in Keithsburg (Illinois) on Friday November 29, 1895 and died in Copiague (New York) on Monday February 29, 1960 (which is Leap Day) at an age of 64. He was buried at Long Island National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York) [Map].
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].
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].
31st President of the US (1929 - 1933). He was born in West Branch (Iowa) on Monday August 10, 1874 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday October 20, 1964 at an age of 90.
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).
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].
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].
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for New Era. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Muscatine County: www.co.muscatine.ia.us/
The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 13 Oct 2019