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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in North Bellevue, we use the following websites to find information relevant to North Bellevue and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for North Bellevue 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 North Bellevue. 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 North Bellevue.

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

The Jackson County sighting report from eBird.

Since North Bellevue is near Jo Daviess County and also Dubuque County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Jo Daviess County

Sighting report for Dubuque 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 North Bellevue.

How Far From North Bellevue 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 North Bellevue to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Maquoketa [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from North Bellevue to Maquoketa, 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 6 hours.
  • Des Moines [Map], which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 170 miles [273.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,263 miles [10,079.3 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 7,008 miles [11,278.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,898 miles [7,882.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near North Bellevue ...

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.

Cottonville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West of North Bellevue   [Map]

Elizabeth (IL)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Galena (IL)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Galena Junction (IL)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Gears Ferry (IL)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Green Island   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Pleasant Creek   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Pleasant Hill (IL) (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Portage (IL)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Rice (IL)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Springbrook   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [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 North Bellevue. 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of North Bellevue

Dubuque [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of North Bellevue

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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of North Bellevue

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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of North Bellevue

Dubuque [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of North Bellevue

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marian Hurd McNeely

Ward Taylor 'Grump' Miller

Major League Baseball. He was born in Mount Carroll (Illinois) on Saturday July 5, 1884 and died in Dixon (Illinois) on Thursday September 4, 1958 at an age of 74. He was buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Lee County, Illinois) [Map].

Mount Carroll [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of North Bellevue

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ward Taylor 'Grump' Miller

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Iowa

About Jackson County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for North Bellevue. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- North Bellevue) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Bellevue. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2783, Longitude: -90.4346     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for North Bellevue 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 North Bellevue 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 316.317 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.535 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.862 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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