A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Nuel.
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 Nuel, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Nuel and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Nuel and surrounding area.
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 Nuel. 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 Nuel.
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 Wright County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Wright County sighting report from eBird.
Since Nuel is near Webster County and also Humboldt County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:
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 Nuel.
How Far From Nuel 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 Nuel to various places of note, such as the White House.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Nuel ...
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.
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 Nuel. 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.
Professional wrestler. He was born in Humboldt (Iowa) on Friday April 27, 1877 and died in Humboldt (Iowa) on Sunday December 16, 1917 at an age of 40.
Thomas Orlo Heggen
Author, playwright. He was born in Fort Dodge (Iowa) on Tueday December 23, 1919 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday May 19, 1949 at an age of 29. He was buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].
Journalist. He was born in Dakota City (Iowa) on Tueday April 17, 1923 and died in Norwalk (Connecticut) on Tueday August 6, 1991 at an age of 68.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Wright County: www.wrightcounty.org/
The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/
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