A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Oran.
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 Oran, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oran and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Oran 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 Oran. 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 Oran.
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 Fayette County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Fayette County sighting report from eBird.
Since Oran is near Bremer County and also Buchanan 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 Oran.
How Far From Oran 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 Oran to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Oran and extending to:
Communities Also Named Oran ...
We have found 7 communities that share the name Oran.
While the name Oran is unique within Iowa, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.
Communities Outside of Iowa
Jump ahead to ...
Distance: About 1,149 miles [1,849.1 km] to the South Southeast.
Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the Southeast.
Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the South Southeast.
Our profile page for Oran, Otero County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Otero County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 816 miles [1,313.2 km] to the East.
Distance: About 433 miles [696.8 km] to the East Southeast.
Palo Pinto County
Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the South Southwest.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Oran ...
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 Oran. 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.
Actress. She was born in La Porte City (Iowa) on Wednesday November 20, 1907 and died on Tueday June 13, 1989 at an age of 81. She was buried at Mt. Calvary Cemetery (Linn County, Iowa) [Map].
Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Herbert Hoover (1929 - 1933). She was born in Waterloo (Iowa) on Sunday March 29, 1874 and died in New York (New York) on Friday January 7, 1944 at an age of 69.
Professional football. He was born in Waterloo (Iowa) on Sunday July 30, 1961 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday February 22, 2005 at an age of 43. He was buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oran. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
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