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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Noble 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 Noble. 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 Noble.

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

The Washington County sighting report from eBird.

Since Noble is near Henry County and also Jefferson County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Henry County

Sighting report for Jefferson 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 Noble.

How Far From Noble 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 community such as Noble to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Noble and extending to:

  • Washington [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Noble to Washington, 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 107 miles [172.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 785 miles [1,263.3 km] to the East (E). 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 6,361 miles [10,237 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 7,106 miles [11,436 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,995 miles [8,038.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Noble ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Noble.

While the name Noble is unique within Iowa, we know of another 21 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Iowa

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Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Noble, Fairfield County

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

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

Georgia

Long County

Our profile page for Noble, Long County   [Map]

Distance: About 837 miles [1,347 km] to the Southeast.

Walker County

Our profile page for Noble, Walker County   [Map]

Distance: About 560 miles [901.2 km] to the Southeast.

Illinois

Richland County

Our profile page for Noble, Richland County   [Map]

Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the Southeast.

Indiana

Howard County

Our profile page for Noble, Howard County

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

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

Jay County

Our profile page for Noble, Jay County   [Map]

Distance: About 358 miles [576.1 km] to the East.

Kansas

Butler County

Our profile page for Noble, Butler County

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

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

Rice County

Our profile page for Noble, Rice County

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

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

Kentucky

Breathitt County

Our profile page for Noble, Breathitt County   [Map]

Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Louisiana

Sabine Parish

Our profile page for Noble, Sabine Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the South.

Michigan

Branch County

Our profile page for Noble, Branch County

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

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

Osceola County

Our profile page for Noble, Osceola County

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

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

Missouri

Ozark County

Our profile page for Noble, Ozark County   [Map]

Distance: About 309 miles [497.3 km] to the South.

Montana

Broadwater County

Our profile page for Noble, Broadwater County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,052 miles [1,693 km] to the West Northwest.

Ohio

Cuyahoga County

Our profile page for Noble, Cuyahoga County   [Map]

Distance: About 524 miles [843.3 km] to the East.

Oklahoma

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Noble, Cleveland County   [Map]

Distance: About 520 miles [836.9 km] to the Southwest.

Oregon

Marion County

Our profile page for Noble, Marion County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 1,576 miles [2,536.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Noble, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the East.

Texas

Lamar County

Our profile page for Noble, Lamar County   [Map]

Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the South Southwest.

Virginia

Wythe County

Our profile page for Noble, Wythe County

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

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

Washington

King County

Our profile page for Noble, King County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,551 miles [2,496.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Noble ...

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.

Cairo   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East of Noble   [Map]

Eureka (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Germanville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Grace Hill   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Marsh   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Mount Pleasant   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Olds   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Pleasant Plain   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Swedesburg   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [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 Noble. 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 35 miles [56.3 km] to the southeast of Noble

Mediapolis [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Noble

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

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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Noble

Iowa City [Map] is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the north of Noble

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Alfred Van Allen

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Washington County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Noble. 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 '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- Noble) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Noble. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1664, Longitude: -91.6196     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Noble 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 Noble 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 317.103 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.283 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.742 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 Noble 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 Noble, 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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