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The location of Norwood









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Norwood 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 Norwood. 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 Norwood.

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

The Lucas County sighting report from eBird.

Since Norwood is near Clarke County and also Warren County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Clarke County

Sighting report for Warren 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 Norwood.

How Far From Norwood to ...

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

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

  • Chariton [Map], which is the Seat of Lucas County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Norwood to Chariton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Des Moines [Map], which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 33 miles [53.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 881 miles [1,417.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 50 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,429 miles [10,346.5 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 7,176 miles [11,548.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,070 miles [8,159.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Norwood ...

We have found 49 communities that share the name Norwood.

While the name Norwood is unique within Iowa, we know of another 49 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Iowa

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Alabama

Crenshaw County

Our profile page for Norwood, Crenshaw County

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

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

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Norwood, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the Southeast.

Mobile County

Our profile page for Norwood, Mobile County   [Map]

Distance: About 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the South Southeast.

Arkansas

Benton County

Our profile page for Norwood, Benton County   [Map]

Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the South.

Colorado

San Miguel County

Our profile page for Norwood, San Miguel County   [Map]

Distance: About 813 miles [1,308.4 km] to the West.

Florida

Duval County

Our profile page for Norwood, Duval County   [Map]

Distance: About 992 miles [1,596.5 km] to the Southeast.

Georgia

Warren County

Our profile page for Norwood, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 792 miles [1,274.6 km] to the Southeast.

Idaho

Valley County

Our profile page for Norwood, Valley County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,167 miles [1,878.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Illinois

Mercer County

Our profile page for Norwood, Mercer County   [Map]

Distance: About 147 miles [236.6 km] to the East.

Peoria County

Our profile page for Norwood, Peoria County   [Map]

Distance: About 199 miles [320.3 km] to the East.

Kansas

Franklin County

Our profile page for Norwood, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 190 miles [305.8 km] to the South Southwest.

Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Norwood, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Norwood, Pulaski County   [Map]

Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Louisiana

East Feliciana Parish

Our profile page for Norwood, East Feliciana Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the South.

Maryland

Charles County

Our profile page for Norwood, Charles County   [Map]

Distance: About 899 miles [1,446.8 km] to the East.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Norwood, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 878 miles [1,413 km] to the East.

Massachusetts

Norfolk County

Our profile page for Norwood, Norfolk County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,148 miles [1,847.5 km] to the East.

Michigan

Charlevoix County

Our profile page for Norwood, Charlevoix County   [Map]

Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the Northeast.

Minnesota

Carver County

Our profile page for Norwood, Carver County   [Map]

Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the North.

Mississippi

Hinds County

Our profile page for Norwood, Hinds County   [Map]

Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the South Southeast.

Missouri

Jackson County

Our profile page for Norwood, Jackson County

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

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

Wright County

Our profile page for Norwood, Wright County   [Map]

Distance: About 282 miles [453.8 km] to the South.

Montana

Silver Bow County

Our profile page for Norwood, Silver Bow County

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

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

New Jersey

Bergen County

Our profile page for Norwood, Bergen County

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

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

New York

Saint Lawrence County

Our profile page for Norwood, Saint Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 965 miles [1,553 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Norwood, Rockingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 809 miles [1,302 km] to the East Southeast.

Stanly County

Our profile page for Norwood, Stanly County   [Map]

Distance: About 830 miles [1,335.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Norwood

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.

Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Norwood, Hamilton County   [Map]

Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the East Southeast.

Washington County

Our profile page for Norwood, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the East.

Ontario

Our profile page for Norwood   [Map]

Distance: About 816 miles [1,313.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Oregon

Washington County

Our profile page for Norwood, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,492 miles [2,401.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Norwood, Allegheny County

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

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

Delaware County

Our profile page for Norwood, Delaware County   [Map]

Distance: About 956 miles [1,538.5 km] to the East.

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Norwood, Lancaster County

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

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

Rhode Island

Kent County

Our profile page for Norwood, Kent County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,139 miles [1,833 km] to the East.

Tennessee

Anderson County

Our profile page for Norwood, Anderson County   [Map]

Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Knox County

Our profile page for Norwood, Knox County   [Map]

Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Madison County

Our profile page for Norwood, Madison County

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

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

Texas

Runnels County

Our profile page for Norwood, Runnels County

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

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

San Augustine County

Our profile page for Norwood, San Augustine County   [Map]

Distance: About 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the South.

Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Norwood, Albemarle County   [Map]

Distance: About 822 miles [1,322.9 km] to the East.

Bedford County

Our profile page for Norwood, Bedford County   [Map]

Distance: About 796 miles [1,281 km] to the East Southeast.

Nelson County

Our profile page for Norwood, Nelson County   [Map]

Distance: About 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Norwood, Roanoke City   [Map]

Distance: About 765 miles [1,231.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Washington

Grays Harbor County

Our profile page for Norwood, Grays Harbor County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,550 miles [2,494.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Pierce County

Our profile page for Norwood, Pierce County

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

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

West Virginia

Marion County

Our profile page for Norwood, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 712 miles [1,145.9 km] to the East.

Wisconsin

Brown County

Our profile page for Norwood, Brown County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Norwood ...

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.

Cloud   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East of Norwood   [Map]

Cool   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Derby   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Jay   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Last Chance   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Liberty   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Liberty Center   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Lucas   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Purdy   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Iowa

About Lucas County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Norwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1167, Longitude: -93.4788     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Norwood 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 Norwood 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 318.372 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.735 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.693 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 Norwood 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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