A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Orleans.
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 Orleans, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Orleans and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Orleans 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 Orleans. 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 Orleans.
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 Appanoose County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Appanoose County sighting report from eBird.
Since Orleans is near Davis County and also Schuyler 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 Orleans.
How Far From Orleans 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 Orleans to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Orleans and extending to:
Communities Also Named Orleans ...
We have found 19 communities that share the name Orleans.
Within Iowa, there is just one other community named Orleans. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 18 communities in the United States and Canada - with 18 of those located in the United States.
We have broken our list into two sections:
Communities Outside of Iowa
Jump ahead to ...
Distance: About 1,601 miles [2,576.6 km] to the West Northwest.
Our profile page for Orleans, Citrus County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Citrus County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
This community is historic.
Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the Southeast.
Distance: About 152 miles [244.6 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 359 miles [577.8 km] to the East Southeast.
Our profile page for Orleans, Allegany County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Allegany County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 1,175 miles [1,891 km] to the East.
Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the North Northwest.
This community is historic.
Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the South Southwest.
Distance: About 359 miles [577.8 km] to the West.
Distance: About 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the East Southeast.
Our profile page for Orleans, Wood County
This community is historic.
Although located in Wood County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 921 miles [1,482.2 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 1,563 miles [2,515.4 km] to the West Northwest.
Our profile page for Orleans, Faulk County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Faulk County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 1,071 miles [1,723.6 km] to the East Northeast.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Orleans ...
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 Orleans. 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.
John William 'Bud' Clancy
Major League Baseball. He was born in Odell (Illinois) on Saturday September 15, 1900 and died in Ottumwa (Iowa) on Thursday September 26, 1968 at an age of 68. He was buried at St. Paul Cemetery (Livingston County, Illinois) [Map].
Mary Esther Denver
Actress. She was born in Ottumwa (Iowa) on Friday May 10, 1918 and died in Hollywood (California) on Tueday June 3, 1980 at an age of 62. She was buried at Fairhaven Memorial Park (Orange County, California) [Map].
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Orleans. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 13 Oct 2019