A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Parkhurst.
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 Parkhurst, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Parkhurst and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Parkhurst 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 Parkhurst. 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 Parkhurst.
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 Johnson County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Johnson County sighting report from eBird.
Since Parkhurst is near Cedar County and also Muscatine 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 Parkhurst.
How Far From Parkhurst 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 community such as Parkhurst to various places of note, such as the White House.
Communities Also Named Parkhurst ...
We have found 4 communities that share the name Parkhurst.
While the name Parkhurst is unique within Iowa, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.
Communities Outside of Iowa
Our profile page for Parkhurst, Caddo Parish
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Caddo Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 1,208 miles [1,944.1 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the Northwest.
Distance: About 1,048 miles [1,686.6 km] to the East Northeast.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Parkhurst ...
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 Parkhurst. 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.
Michael George 'Shotgun' Chartak
Major League Baseball. He was born in Brooklyn (New York) on Friday April 28, 1916 and died in Cedar Rapids (Iowa) on Tueday July 25, 1967 at an age of 51. He was buried at Mt. Calvary Cemetery (Linn County, Iowa) [Map].
Political cartoonist. He was born in Cedar Rapids (Iowa) on Friday June 27, 1924 and died in Rancho Palos Verdes (California) on Saturday September 4, 2010 at an age of 86. He was buried at Green Hills Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Author. He was born in New York (New York) on Wednesday January 15, 1936 and died in Iowa City (Iowa) on Wednesday April 6, 2005 at an age of 69. He was buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts) [Map].
Don DeFore (Born as Donald John DeFore)
Actor. He was born in Cedar Rapids (Iowa) on Monday August 25, 1913 and died in Santa Monica (California) on Wednesday December 22, 1993 at an age of 80. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
31st President of the US (1929 - 1933). He was born in West Branch (Iowa) on Monday August 10, 1874 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday October 20, 1964 at an age of 90.
James Alfred Van Allen
Scientist, astrophysicist. He was born in Mount Pleasant (Iowa) on Monday September 7, 1914 and died in Iowa City (Iowa) on Wednesday August 9, 2006 at an age of 91. He was buried at Southampton Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York) [Map].
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Johnson County: www.johnson-county.com/
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.
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This page was last modified: 27 Aug 2019