A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Parnell.
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 Parnell, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Parnell and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Parnell 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 Parnell. 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 Parnell.
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 Iowa County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Iowa County sighting report from eBird.
Since Parnell is near Keokuk County and also Washington 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 Parnell.
How Far From Parnell 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 Parnell to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Parnell and extending to:
Communities Also Named Parnell ...
We have found 12 communities that share the name Parnell.
While the name Parnell is unique within Iowa, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.
Communities Outside of Iowa
Jump ahead to ...
Distance: About 674 miles [1,084.7 km] to the South Southeast.
Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the South.
Our profile page for Parnell, Columbia County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Columbia County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
De Witt County
Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 220 miles [354.1 km] to the Southwest.
Distance: About 498 miles [801.5 km] to the Southeast.
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 157 miles [252.7 km] to the West Southwest.
Our profile page for Parnell, Greeley County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Greeley County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 674 miles [1,084.7 km] to the Southwest.
This community is historic.
Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the Southwest.
Our profile page for Parnell, Sheboygan County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Sheboygan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Parnell ...
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 Parnell. 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.
Mace Stanley Brown
Major League Baseball. He was born in North English (Iowa) on Friday May 21, 1909 and died in Greensboro (North Carolina) on Sunday March 24, 2002 at an age of 92. He was buried at Westminster Gardens Cemetery (Guilford County, North Carolina) [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].
Francis D. Moran
Professional football. He was born in Belle Plaine (Iowa) on Wednesday July 31, 1901 and died in New Milford (Connecticut) on Friday December 30, 1994 at an age of 93.
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 ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Parnell. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
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This page was last modified: 13 Oct 2019