RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Norway, Iowa

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other IA
Communities





The location of Norway









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Norway 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 Norway. 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 Norway.

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

The Benton County sighting report from eBird.

Since Norway is near Iowa County and also Linn County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Iowa County

Sighting report for Linn 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 Norway.

How Far From Norway to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Norway to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Vinton [Map], which is the Seat of Benton County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Norway to Vinton, 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 five to six hours.
  • Des Moines [Map], which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). 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 808 miles [1,300.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,334 miles [10,193.6 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 7,081 miles [11,395.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,973 miles [8,003.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Norway ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Norway.

While the name Norway is unique within Iowa, we know of another 22 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Iowa

Jump ahead to ...

FloridaManitobaNew YorkPrince Edward Island
 
IllinoisMichiganNorth DakotaSouth Carolina
 
IndianaMinnesotaOntarioSouth Dakota
 
KansasMississippiOregonWest Virginia
 
MaineNebraskaPennsylvaniaWisconsin

Florida

Gadsden County

Our profile page for Norway, Gadsden County

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

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

Illinois

La Salle County

Our profile page for Norway, La Salle County   [Map]

Distance: About 170 miles [273.6 km] to the East.

Indiana

White County

Our profile page for Norway, White County   [Map]

Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Kansas

Doniphan County

Our profile page for Norway, Doniphan County

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

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

Republic County

Our profile page for Norway, Republic County   [Map]

Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the West Southwest.

Maine

Oxford County

Our profile page for Norway, Oxford County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,087 miles [1,749.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Norway   [Map]

Distance: About 876 miles [1,409.8 km] to the North Northwest.

Michigan

Dickinson County

Our profile page for Norway, Dickinson County   [Map]

Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the Northeast.

Minnesota

Goodhue County

Our profile page for Norway, Goodhue County

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

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

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Norway, Saint Louis County

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

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

Mississippi

Yazoo County

Our profile page for Norway, Yazoo County   [Map]

Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the South.

Nebraska

Thomas County

Our profile page for Norway, Thomas County   [Map]

Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the West.

New York

Herkimer County

Our profile page for Norway, Herkimer County   [Map]

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

North Dakota

Dickey County

Our profile page for Norway, Dickey County   [Map]

Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the Northwest.

Ontario

Our profile page for Norway

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

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

Oregon

Coos County

Our profile page for Norway, Coos County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,632 miles [2,626.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Chester County

Our profile page for Norway, Chester County   [Map]

Distance: About 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the East.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Norway   [Map]

Distance: About 1,410 miles [2,269.2 km] to the East Northeast.

South Carolina

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Norway, Orangeburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 828 miles [1,332.5 km] to the Southeast.

South Dakota

Yankton County

Our profile page for Norway, Yankton County

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

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

West Virginia

Marion County

Our profile page for Norway, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Wisconsin

Monroe County

Our profile page for Norway, Monroe County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Norway ...

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.

Cedar Rapids   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East of Norway   [Map]

Eden   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Grand View Village   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Green Castle (Historic)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Hiawatha   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Homestead   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Keystone   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Lincolnway Village   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Swisher   -   12 miles [19.3 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 Norway. 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.

Mace Stanley Brown

Major League Baseball. He was born in North English (Iowa) on Friday May 21, 1909 and died in Greensboro (North Carolina) on Sunday March 24, 2002 at an age of 92. He was buried at Westminster Gardens Cemetery (Guilford County, North Carolina) [Map].

North English [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Norway

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mace Stanley Brown<8>

Michael George 'Shotgun' Chartak

Major League Baseball. He was born in Brooklyn (New York) on Friday April 28, 1916 and died in Cedar Rapids (Iowa) on Tueday July 25, 1967 at an age of 51. He was buried at Mt. Calvary Cemetery (Linn County, Iowa) [Map].

Cedar Rapids [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Norway

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Michael George 'Shotgun' Chartak

Paul Conrad

Political cartoonist. He was born in Cedar Rapids (Iowa) on Friday June 27, 1924 and died in Rancho Palos Verdes (California) on Saturday September 4, 2010 at an age of 86. He was buried at Green Hills Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Cedar Rapids [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Norway

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Conrad

Frank Conroy

Author. He was born in New York (New York) on Wednesday January 15, 1936 and died in Iowa City (Iowa) on Wednesday April 6, 2005 at an age of 69. He was buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts) [Map].

Iowa City [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Norway

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Conroy

Don DeFore     (Born as Donald John DeFore)

Actor. He was born in Cedar Rapids (Iowa) on Monday August 25, 1913 and died in Santa Monica (California) on Wednesday December 22, 1993 at an age of 80. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Cedar Rapids [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Norway

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don DeFore

Edmund John 'Bing' Miller

Major League Baseball. He was born in Vinton (Iowa) on Thursday August 30, 1894 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday May 7, 1966 at an age of 71. He was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Vinton [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Norway

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund John 'Bing' Miller

Francis D. Moran

Professional football. He was born in Belle Plaine (Iowa) on Wednesday July 31, 1901 and died in New Milford (Connecticut) on Friday December 30, 1994 at an age of 93.

Belle Plaine [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Norway

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Francis D. Moran

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].

Iowa City [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Norway

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Alfred Van Allen

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Iowa

About Benton County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Norway. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Norway) 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 Norway. 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 Norway

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Norway. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9022, Longitude: -91.9227     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Norway have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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 Norway to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

- Return to Citation

<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.327 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.639 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.716 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<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 Norway 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.

- Return to Citation

<8>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.

- Return to Citation





 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2019
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 13 Oct 2019