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The location of New London









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Henry County sighting report from eBird.

Since New London is near Des Moines County and also Lee County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Des Moines County

Sighting report for Lee 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 London.

How Far From New London 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 city such as New London 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 London and extending to:

  • Mount Pleasant [Map], which is the Seat of Henry County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Des Moines [Map], which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 124 miles [199.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from New London to Des Moines, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,366 miles [10,245.1 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 7,109 miles [11,440.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,997 miles [8,041.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named New London ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name New London.

While the name New London is unique within Iowa, we know of another 26 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Iowa

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Alabama

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for New London, Saint Clair County   [Map]

Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the South Southeast.

Arkansas

Union County

Our profile page for New London, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the South.

California

Tulare County

Our profile page for New London, Tulare County

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

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

Connecticut

New London County

Our profile page for New London, New London County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,002 miles [1,612.6 km] to the East.

Illinois

Hamilton County

Our profile page for New London, Hamilton County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the Southeast.

Indiana

Howard County

Our profile page for New London, Howard County   [Map]

Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the East.

Kansas

Reno County

Our profile page for New London, Reno County

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

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

Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for New London, Frederick County   [Map]

Distance: About 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the East.

Minnesota

Kandiyohi County

Our profile page for New London, Kandiyohi County   [Map]

Distance: About 350 miles [563.3 km] to the North Northwest.

Missouri

Ralls County

Our profile page for New London, Ralls County   [Map]

Distance: About 92 miles [148.1 km] to the South.

New Hampshire

Merrimack County

Our profile page for New London, Merrimack County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,006 miles [1,619 km] to the East Northeast.

New York

Oneida County

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

Distance: About 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Stanly County

Our profile page for New London, Stanly County   [Map]

Distance: About 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Ohio

Huron County

Our profile page for New London, Huron County   [Map]

Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the East.

Madison County

Our profile page for New London, Madison County

This community is historic.

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

Pennsylvania

Chester County

Our profile page for New London, Chester County   [Map]

Distance: About 819 miles [1,318.1 km] to the East.

Clearfield County

Our profile page for New London, Clearfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the East.

Warren County

Our profile page for New London, Warren County

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

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

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for New London   [Map]

Distance: About 1,435 miles [2,309.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Quebec

Our profile page for New London   [Map]

Distance: About 1,021 miles [1,643.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Texas

Rusk County

Our profile page for New London, Rusk County   [Map]

Distance: About 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the South Southwest.

Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for New London, Salt Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,068 miles [1,718.8 km] to the West.

Virginia

Campbell County

Our profile page for New London, Campbell County   [Map]

Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Caroline County

Our profile page for New London, Caroline County   [Map]

Distance: About 773 miles [1,244 km] to the East.

Washington

Grays Harbor County

Our profile page for New London, Grays Harbor County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,657 miles [2,666.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Wisconsin

Waupaca County

Our profile page for New London, Waupaca County   [Map]

Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the North Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near New London ...

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.

Beaverdale   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast of New London   [Map]

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

Denmark   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Dodgeville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Marsh   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Mediapolis   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Mount Pleasant   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Pilot Grove   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Pleasant Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Prairie Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [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 London. 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].

Burlington [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of New London

Mediapolis [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of New London

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vernon G. 'Tony' Baker<9>

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].

Keithsburg [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of New London

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence 'Larry' Conley

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].

Burlington [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of New London

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William C. Frawley

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].

Burlington [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of New London

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Thomas 'Firebrand' Stovall

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].

Mount Pleasant [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of New London

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Alfred Van Allen

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Iowa

About Henry County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Henry County: www.co.henry.ia.us/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- New London) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New London. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9234, Longitude: -91.4007     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New London 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 London 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 316.949 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.073 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.691 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 London 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about New London, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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