A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Panama.
This page contains seven sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).
When in Panama, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Panama and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Panama 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 Panama. 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 Panama.
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 Shelby County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Shelby County sighting report from eBird.
Since Panama is near Harrison County and also Crawford 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 Panama.
How Far From Panama 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 city such as Panama to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Panama and extending to:
Communities Also Named Panama ...
We have found 11 communities that share the name Panama.
While the name Panama is unique within Iowa, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States.
Communities Outside of Iowa
Jump ahead to ...
Distance: About 1,344 miles [2,163 km] to the West.
Distance: About 1,200 miles [1,931.2 km] to the Southeast.
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the East.
Our profile page for Panama
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 260 miles [418.4 km] to the South Southeast.
Distance: About 94 miles [151.3 km] to the Southwest.
Distance: About 1,182 miles [1,902.2 km] to the West.
Distance: About 820 miles [1,319.7 km] to the East.
Le Flore County
Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the South.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Panama ...
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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Panama. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Shelby County: www.shco.org/
The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 13 Oct 2019