A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Pacific Junction, Iowa
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Pacific Junction.
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 Pacific Junction, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Pacific Junction and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Pacific Junction 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 Pacific Junction. 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 Pacific Junction.
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 Mills County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Mills County sighting report from eBird.
Since Pacific Junction is near Cass County and also Sarpy 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 Pacific Junction.
How Far From Pacific Junction 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 Pacific Junction to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Pacific Junction and extending to:
Communities Also Named Pacific Junction ...
We have found 5 communities that share the name Pacific Junction.
While the name Pacific Junction is unique within Iowa, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.
Communities Outside of Iowa
Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the East.
Our profile page for Pacific Junction, Chouteau County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Chouteau County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 857 miles [1,379.2 km] to the Northwest.
Distance: About 1,570 miles [2,526.7 km] to the East Northeast.
Our profile page for Pacific Junction, Canadian County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Canadian County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Pacific Junction ...
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 Pacific Junction. 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.
Fred Astaire (Born as Frederick Austerlitz)
Actor, entertainer. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Wednesday May 10, 1899 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday June 22, 1987 at an age of 88. He was buried at Oakwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Art Babbit (Born as Arthur Harold Babitsky)
Animator. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Tueday October 8, 1907 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday March 4, 1992 at an age of 84. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Jacob Henry 'Buddy' Baer
Professional boxer. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Friday June 11, 1915 and died in Martinez (California) on Friday July 18, 1986 at an age of 71. He was buried at Sierra Hills Memorial Park (Sacramento County, California) [Map].
Actor. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Saturday December 3, 1870 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday November 18, 1943 at an age of 72. He was buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].
Bob Boozer (Robert Louis Boozer)
Professional basketball. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Monday April 26, 1937 and died in Omaha (Nebraska) on Saturday May 19, 2012 at an age of 75. He was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Douglas County, Nebraska) [Map].
Oscar winning actor, director, activist. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Thursday April 3, 1924 and died in Westwood (California) on Thursday July 1, 2004 at an age of 80.
Professional football. He was born in Council Bluffs (Iowa) on Wednesday September 5, 1934 and died in Tulsa (Oklahoma) on Thursday August 11, 2011 at an age of 76. He was buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Tulsa County, Oklahoma) [Map].
Adele Astaire Douglass (Born as Adele Marie Austerlitz)
Entertainer. She was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Friday September 10, 1897 and died in Scottsdale (Arizona) on Sunday January 25, 1981 at an age of 83. She was buried at Oakwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Gerald Ford (Born as Leslie Lynch King)
38th President of the US (1974 - 1977). He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Monday July 14, 1913 and died in Rancho Mirage (California) on Tueday December 26, 2006 at an age of 93.
Actor. He was born in Red Oak (Iowa) on Thursday July 7, 1887 and died in Palmdale (California) on Thursday October 21, 1971 at an age of 84. He was buried at Joshua Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Actress. She was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Wednesday June 14, 1916 and died in Santa Monica (California) on Thursday September 13, 2001 at an age of 85.
Buddy Miles (George Allen Miles, Jr.)
Musician. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Friday September 5, 1947 and died in Austin (Texas) on Tueday February 26, 2008 at an age of 60.
Anne Ramsey (Born as Anne Mobley)
Actress. She was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Wednesday March 27, 1929 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday August 11, 1988 at an age of 59. She was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Douglas County, Nebraska) [Map].
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pacific Junction. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Mills County: www.millscoia.us/
The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 13 Oct 2019