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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Taylor County sighting report from eBird.

Since New Market is near Page County and also Adams County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Page County

Sighting report for Adams 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 Market.

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

  • Bedford [Map], which is the Seat of Taylor County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from New Market to Bedford, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Des Moines [Map], which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 954 miles [1,535.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 55 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,497 miles [10,455.9 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 7,247 miles [11,662.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,142 miles [8,275.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named New Market ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name New Market.

While the name New Market is unique within Iowa, we know of another 25 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Iowa

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Alabama

Madison County

Our profile page for New Market, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the Southeast.

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for New Market, Sussex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,041 miles [1,675.3 km] to the East.

Georgia

Monroe County

Our profile page for New Market, Monroe County

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

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

Illinois

Gallatin County

Our profile page for New Market, Gallatin County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Indiana

Clark County

Our profile page for New Market, Clark County   [Map]

Distance: About 516 miles [830.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for New Market, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the East.

Kentucky

Marion County

Our profile page for New Market, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 559 miles [899.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Maryland

Frederick County

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

Distance: About 934 miles [1,503.1 km] to the East.

Minnesota

Scott County

Our profile page for New Market, Scott County   [Map]

Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Missouri

Platte County

Our profile page for New Market, Platte County   [Map]

Distance: About 85 miles [136.8 km] to the South.

Polk County

Our profile page for New Market, Polk County

This community is historic.

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

New Jersey

Middlesex County

Our profile page for New Market, Middlesex County   [Map]

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

New York

Niagara County

Our profile page for New Market, Niagara County

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

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

North Carolina

Randolph County

Our profile page for New Market, Randolph County   [Map]

Distance: About 880 miles [1,416.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Ohio

Geauga County

Our profile page for New Market, Geauga County

This community is historic.

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

Highland County

Our profile page for New Market, Highland County   [Map]

Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the East.

Lake County

Our profile page for New Market, Lake County

This community is historic.

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

Pennsylvania

York County

Our profile page for New Market, York County   [Map]

Distance: About 946 miles [1,522.4 km] to the East.

South Carolina

Abbeville County

Our profile page for New Market, Abbeville County

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

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

Darlington County

Our profile page for New Market, Darlington County   [Map]

Distance: About 916 miles [1,474.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Greenwood County

Our profile page for New Market, Greenwood County   [Map]

Distance: About 832 miles [1,339 km] to the East Southeast.

Williamsburg County

Our profile page for New Market, Williamsburg County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Tennessee

Jefferson County

Our profile page for New Market, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Virginia

Prince William County

Our profile page for New Market, Prince William County   [Map]

Distance: About 930 miles [1,496.7 km] to the East.

Shenandoah County

Our profile page for New Market, Shenandoah County   [Map]

Distance: About 872 miles [1,403.3 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near New Market ...

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.

Bushville   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast of New Market   [Map]

Coin   -   18 miles [29 km] to the West   [Map]

College Springs   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Corning   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Dickieville   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North   [Map]

Elmo (MO)   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Gravity   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Hepburn   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Merle Junction   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Page Center   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Possum Walk (MO)   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Tenville   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the North   [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 Market. 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.

Raymond Hatton

Actor. He was born in Red Oak (Iowa) on Thursday July 7, 1887 and died in Palmdale (California) on Thursday October 21, 1971 at an age of 84. He was buried at Joshua Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Red Oak [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of New Market

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Raymond Hatton<9>

Nellie Verne Walker

Artist. She was born in Red Oak (Iowa) on Tueday December 8, 1874 and died in Colorado Springs (Colorado) on Tueday July 10, 1973 at an age of 98. She was buried at Oakland Cemetery (Appanoose County, Iowa) [Map].

Red Oak [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of New Market

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nellie Verne Walker

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

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 Market) 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 Market. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New Market

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Market. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7324, Longitude: -94.9005     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Market 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 Market 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 319.339 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.797 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.499 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 Market 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 Market, 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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