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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Dubuque County sighting report from eBird.

Since New Vienna is near Clayton County and also Delaware County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Clayton County

Sighting report for Delaware 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 Vienna.

How Far From New Vienna 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 Vienna 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 Vienna and extending to:

  • Dubuque [Map], which is the Seat of Dubuque County, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from New Vienna to Dubuque, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Des Moines [Map], which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 144 miles [231.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). 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 777 miles [1,250.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,274 miles [10,097 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 7,020 miles [11,297.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,913 miles [7,906.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named New Vienna ...

While the name New Vienna is unique within Iowa, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Iowa

Ohio

Clinton County

Our profile page for New Vienna, Clinton County   [Map]

Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near New Vienna ...

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.

Cottage Hill   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East of New Vienna   [Map]

Delaware   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

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

Five Points   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Gilt Edge   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Holy Cross   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Kidder   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Turkey River   -   11 miles [17.7 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 Vienna. 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.

Richard Bissell

Author. He was born in Dubuque (Iowa) on Friday June 27, 1913 and died in Dubuque (Iowa) on Wednesday May 4, 1977 at an age of 63. He was buried at Linwood Cemetery (Dubuque County, Iowa) [Map].

Dubuque [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of New Vienna

Dubuque [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of New Vienna

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Bissell<7>

Dick Hoerner     (Born as Lester Junior Hoerner)

Professional football. He was born in Dubuque (Iowa) on Tueday July 25, 1922 and died in Fullerton (California) on Saturday December 11, 2010 at an age of 88. He was buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Dubuque [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of New Vienna

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dick Hoerner

Marian Hurd McNeely

Author. She was born in Dubuque (Iowa) on Thursday July 26, 1877 and died in Dubuque (Iowa) on Thursday December 18, 1930 at an age of 53. She was buried at Linwood Cemetery (Dubuque County, Iowa) [Map].

Dubuque [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of New Vienna

Dubuque [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of New Vienna

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marian Hurd McNeely

Frank H. Wheeler

Auto racing pioneer. He was born in Manchester (Iowa) on Saturday October 24, 1863 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Friday May 27, 1921 at an age of 57. He was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Manchester [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of New Vienna

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank H. Wheeler

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Iowa

About Dubuque County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dubuque County: www.dubuquecounty.org/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- New Vienna) 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 Vienna. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New Vienna

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Vienna. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5477, Longitude: -91.1139     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Vienna 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 Vienna 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 316.783 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.105 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.139 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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