A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Ontario.
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 Ontario, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ontario and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Ontario 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 Ontario. 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 Ontario.
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 Story County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Story County sighting report from eBird.
Since Ontario is near Boone County and also Polk 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 Ontario.
How Far From Ontario to ...
We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Ontario to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Ontario and extending to:
Communities Also Named Ontario ...
We have found 13 communities that share the name Ontario.
While the name Ontario is unique within Iowa, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States.
Communities Outside of Iowa
Jump ahead to ...
San Bernardino County
Distance: About 1,408 miles [2,266 km] to the West Southwest.
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the East.
Distance: About 205 miles [329.9 km] to the Southwest.
Our profile page for Ontario, Lenawee County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Lenawee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 835 miles [1,343.8 km] to the East.
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the East.
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the South.
Distance: About 1,179 miles [1,897.4 km] to the West Northwest.
Distance: About 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the East.
Salt Lake County
Distance: About 946 miles [1,522.4 km] to the West.
Distance: About 879 miles [1,414.6 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the Northeast.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Ontario ...
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 Ontario. 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].
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.
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].
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ontario. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Story County: www.storycounty.com/
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.
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This page was last modified: 13 Oct 2019