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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Ogden 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 Ogden. 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 Ogden.

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

The Boone County sighting report from eBird.

Since Ogden is near Greene County and also Dallas County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Greene County

Sighting report for Dallas 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 Ogden.

How Far From Ogden 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 city such as Ogden to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Boone [Map], which is the Seat of Boone County, lies just to the East.
  • Des Moines [Map], which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 37 miles [59.5 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Ogden to Des Moines, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 916 miles [1,474.2 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,400 miles [10,299.8 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 7,150 miles [11,506.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,048 miles [8,124 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ogden ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Ogden.

While the name Ogden is unique within Iowa, we know of another 28 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Iowa

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Arkansas

Little River County

Our profile page for Ogden, Little River County   [Map]

Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the South.

British Columbia

Our profile page for Ogden   [Map]

Distance: About 1,485 miles [2,389.9 km] to the Northwest.

Florida

Columbia County

Our profile page for Ogden, Columbia County

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

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

Illinois

Champaign County

Our profile page for Ogden, Champaign County   [Map]

Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Indiana

Henry County

Our profile page for Ogden, Henry County   [Map]

Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Kansas

Riley County

Our profile page for Ogden, Riley County   [Map]

Distance: About 246 miles [395.9 km] to the Southwest.

Kentucky

Ballard County

Our profile page for Ogden, Ballard County

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

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

Michigan

Arenac County

Our profile page for Ogden, Arenac County

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

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

Lenawee County

Our profile page for Ogden, Lenawee County   [Map]

Distance: About 516 miles [830.4 km] to the East.

Missouri

New Madrid County

Our profile page for Ogden, New Madrid County   [Map]

Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the Southeast.

New Jersey

Gloucester County

Our profile page for Ogden, Gloucester County   [Map]

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

Sussex County

Our profile page for Ogden, Sussex County

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

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

New York

Bronx County

Our profile page for Ogden, Bronx County

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

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

Monroe County

Our profile page for Ogden, 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.

North Carolina

Clay County

Our profile page for Ogden, Clay County

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

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

New Hanover County

Our profile page for Ogden, New Hanover County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,028 miles [1,654.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Ogden   [Map]

Distance: About 1,622 miles [2,610.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Clinton County

Our profile page for Ogden, Clinton County   [Map]

Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the East Southeast.

Pennsylvania

Delaware County

Our profile page for Ogden, Delaware County   [Map]

Distance: About 978 miles [1,573.9 km] to the East.

Quebec

Our profile page for Ogden   [Map]

Distance: About 1,111 miles [1,788 km] to the East Northeast.

South Carolina

York County

Our profile page for Ogden, York County   [Map]

Distance: About 855 miles [1,376 km] to the East Southeast.

Tennessee

Rhea County

Our profile page for Ogden, Rhea County   [Map]

Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the Southeast.

Texas

Baylor County

Our profile page for Ogden, Baylor County   [Map]

Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the South Southwest.

Comal County

Our profile page for Ogden, Comal County   [Map]

Distance: About 888 miles [1,429.1 km] to the South Southwest.

Cottle County

Our profile page for Ogden, Cottle County   [Map]

Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the Southwest.

Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for Ogden, Weber County   [Map]

Distance: About 925 miles [1,488.6 km] to the West.

West Virginia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Ogden, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Wood County

Our profile page for Ogden, Wood County   [Map]

Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ogden ...

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.

Beaver   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West of Ogden   [Map]

Centerville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Coal Valley   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Dana   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Grand Junction   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Jordan   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Luther   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Pilot Mound   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Ridgeport   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Wolf   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [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 Ogden. 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.

Charles Edward 'Buster' Brown

Major League Baseball. He was born in Boone (Iowa) on Wednesday August 31, 1881 and died in Sioux City (Iowa) on Monday February 9, 1914 at an age of 32. He was buried at Onawa Cemetery (Monona County, Iowa) [Map].

Boone [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Ogden

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Edward 'Buster' Brown<8>

Mamie Eisenhower

Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953 - 1961). She was born in Boone (Iowa) on Saturday November 14, 1896 and died in Washington, DC [Map] on Thursday November 1, 1979 at an age of 83.

Boone [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Ogden

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mamie Eisenhower

Billy Sunday

Major League Baseball. He was born in Ames (Iowa) on Wednesday November 19, 1862 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday November 6, 1935 at an age of 73. He was buried at Forest Home Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Ames [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Ogden

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Sunday

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Iowa Community

About Boone County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ogden. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Boone County: www.co.boone.ia.us/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ogden) 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 Ogden. 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 Ogden

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ogden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0394, Longitude: -94.0284     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ogden 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 Ogden 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 318.784 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.329 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.768 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Ogden 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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<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.

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