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New Hartford, Iowa

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The location of New Hartford

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Butler County sighting report from eBird.

Since New Hartford is near Black Hawk County and also Grundy County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Black Hawk County

Sighting report for Grundy 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

The website, centered on New Hartford.

How Far From New Hartford 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 Hartford 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 Hartford and extending to:

  • Allison [Map], which is the Seat of Butler County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from New Hartford to Allison, 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 84 miles [135.2 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 852 miles [1,371.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,325 miles [10,179.1 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 7,074 miles [11,384.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,970 miles [7,998.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named New Hartford ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name New Hartford.

While the name New Hartford is unique within Iowa, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Iowa


Litchfield County

Our profile page for New Hartford, Litchfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,003 miles [1,614.2 km] to the East.


Pike County

Our profile page for New Hartford, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the South Southeast.


Brown County

Our profile page for New Hartford, Brown County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Brown County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Winona County

Our profile page for New Hartford, Winona County   [Map]

Distance: About 107 miles [172.2 km] to the North Northeast.


Pike County

Our profile page for New Hartford, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the South Southeast.

New York

Oneida County

Our profile page for New Hartford, Oneida County   [Map]

Distance: About 877 miles [1,411.4 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near New Hartford ...

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.

Cedar City   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East of New Hartford   [Map]

Cedar Falls   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Dairyville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Dike   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Fern   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Finchford   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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

Janesville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Lincoln   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Shell Rock   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Stout   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [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 Hartford. 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.

Fran Allison

Actress. She was born in La Porte City (Iowa) on Wednesday November 20, 1907 and died on Tueday June 13, 1989 at an age of 81. She was buried at Mt. Calvary Cemetery (Linn County, Iowa) [Map].

La Porte City [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of New Hartford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fran Allison<8>

Lou Hoover

Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Herbert Hoover (1929 - 1933). She was born in Waterloo (Iowa) on Sunday March 29, 1874 and died in New York (New York) on Friday January 7, 1944 at an age of 69.

Waterloo [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of New Hartford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lou Hoover

Reggie Roby

Professional football. He was born in Waterloo (Iowa) on Sunday July 30, 1961 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday February 22, 2005 at an age of 43. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Waterloo [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of New Hartford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reggie Roby

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Iowa Community

About Butler County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Butler County:

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for New Hartford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New Hartford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Hartford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5666, Longitude: -92.6232     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Hartford 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 Hartford 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 317.822 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.295 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.914 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that New Hartford could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>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:

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