A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Oakland Mills, Iowa
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Oakland Mills.
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 Oakland Mills, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oakland Mills and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Oakland Mills 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 Oakland Mills. 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 Oakland Mills.
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 Henry County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Henry County sighting report from eBird.
Since Oakland Mills is near Jefferson County and also Lee 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 Oakland Mills.
How Far From Oakland Mills 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 Oakland Mills to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Oakland Mills and extending to:
Communities Also Named Oakland Mills ...
We have found 4 communities that share the name Oakland Mills.
While the name Oakland Mills is unique within Iowa, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.
Communities Outside of Iowa
Our profile page for Oakland Mills, Nicholas County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Nicholas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 788 miles [1,268.2 km] to the East.
Distance: About 905 miles [1,456.5 km] to the East.
Distance: About 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the East.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Oakland Mills ...
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 Oakland Mills. 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].
William C. Frawley
Actor. He was born in Burlington (Iowa) on Saturday February 26, 1887 and died in Hollywood (California) on Thursday March 3, 1966 at an age of 79. He was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
George Thomas 'Firebrand' Stovall
Major League Baseball. He was born in Leeds (Missouri) on Friday November 23, 1877 and died in Burlington (Iowa) on Monday November 5, 1951 at an age of 74. He was buried at Aspen Grove Cemetery (Des Moines County, Iowa) [Map].
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].
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oakland Mills. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Henry County: www.co.henry.ia.us/
The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 13 Oct 2019