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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Oneida 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 Oneida. 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 Oneida.

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

The Delaware County sighting report from eBird.

Since Oneida is near Clayton County and also Dubuque County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Clayton County

Sighting report for Dubuque 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 Oneida.

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

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

  • Manchester [Map], which is the Seat of Delaware County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Des Moines [Map], which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 133 miles [214 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Oneida to Des Moines, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 45 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,282 miles [10,109.9 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 7,029 miles [11,312.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,922 miles [7,921.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Oneida ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Oneida.

While the name Oneida is unique within Iowa, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Iowa

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Arkansas

Phillips County

Our profile page for Oneida, Phillips County   [Map]

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

California

Sierra County

Our profile page for Oneida, Sierra County

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

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

Idaho

Bingham County

Our profile page for Oneida, Bingham County

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

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

Illinois

Knox County

Our profile page for Oneida, Knox County   [Map]

Distance: About 116 miles [186.7 km] to the South Southeast.

Kansas

Anderson County

Our profile page for Oneida, Anderson County

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

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

Nemaha County

Our profile page for Oneida, Nemaha County   [Map]

Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the Southwest.

Kentucky

Clay County

Our profile page for Oneida, Clay County   [Map]

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

Louisiana

Saint James Parish

Our profile page for Oneida, Saint James Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 865 miles [1,392.1 km] to the South.

New York

Madison County

Our profile page for Oneida, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 794 miles [1,277.8 km] to the East.

Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Oneida, Butler County   [Map]

Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Carroll County

Our profile page for Oneida, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the East.

Oklahoma

Kingfisher County

Our profile page for Oneida, Kingfisher County   [Map]

Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the Southwest.

Pennsylvania

Butler County

Our profile page for Oneida, Butler County   [Map]

Distance: About 601 miles [967.2 km] to the East.

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Oneida, Schuylkill County   [Map]

Distance: About 791 miles [1,273 km] to the East.

Tennessee

Scott County

Our profile page for Oneida, Scott County   [Map]

Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the Southeast.

Washington

Wahkiakum County

Our profile page for Oneida, Wahkiakum County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,603 miles [2,579.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Wisconsin

Brown County

Our profile page for Oneida, Brown County   [Map]

Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oneida ...

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.

Delaware   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South of Oneida   [Map]

Dundee   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Dutchtown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

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

Earlville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Gilt Edge   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Golden   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Holy Cross   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Rockville   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Strawberry Point   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [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 Oneida. 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.

Frank H. Wheeler

Auto racing pioneer. He was born in Manchester (Iowa) on Saturday October 24, 1863 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Friday May 27, 1921 at an age of 57. He was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Manchester [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of Oneida

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank H. Wheeler<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Iowa

About Delaware County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oneida. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oneida) 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 Oneida. 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 Oneida

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oneida. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5428, Longitude: -91.3535     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oneida 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 Oneida 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 316.947 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.291 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.263 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 Oneida 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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