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Palm Grove, Iowa

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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Palm Grove 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 Palm Grove. 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 Palm Grove.

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

The Webster County sighting report from eBird.

Since Palm Grove is near Boone County and also Calhoun County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Boone County

Sighting report for Calhoun 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

The website, centered on Palm Grove.

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

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

  • Fort Dodge [Map], which is the Seat of Webster County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Palm Grove to Fort Dodge, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Des Moines [Map], which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 57 miles [91.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 927 miles [1,491.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 53 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,390 miles [10,283.7 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 7,141 miles [11,492.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,041 miles [8,112.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Palm Grove ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Palm Grove.

While the name Palm Grove is unique within Iowa, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Iowa


San Diego County

Our profile page for Palm Grove, San Diego County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,370 miles [2,204.8 km] to the West Southwest.


Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Palm Grove, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,193 miles [1,919.9 km] to the Southeast.


Cameron County

Our profile page for Palm Grove, Cameron County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,152 miles [1,854 km] to the South.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Palm Grove ...

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.

Brushy   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast of Palm Grove   [Map]

Coalville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Homer   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Judd   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Lena   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Moorland   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Pilot Mound   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Shady Oak   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [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 Palm Grove. 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].

Boone [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Palm Grove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Edward 'Buster' Brown<7>

Mamie Eisenhower

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.

Boone [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Palm Grove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mamie Eisenhower

Frank Gotch

Professional wrestler. He was born in Humboldt (Iowa) on Friday April 27, 1877 and died in Humboldt (Iowa) on Sunday December 16, 1917 at an age of 40.

Humboldt [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Palm Grove

Humboldt [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Palm Grove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Gotch

Thomas Orlo Heggen

Author, playwright. He was born in Fort Dodge (Iowa) on Tueday December 23, 1919 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday May 19, 1949 at an age of 29. He was buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota) [Map].

Fort Dodge [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Palm Grove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Orlo Heggen

Harry Reasoner

Journalist. He was born in Dakota City (Iowa) on Tueday April 17, 1923 and died in Norwalk (Connecticut) on Tueday August 6, 1991 at an age of 68.

Dakota City [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Palm Grove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Reasoner

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Webster County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Palm Grove. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Webster County:

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Palm Grove) 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 Palm Grove. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Palm Grove

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palm Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3252, Longitude: -94.1769     [Map].

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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 Palm Grove 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 318.896 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.495 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.781 degrees.

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<7>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:

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