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Introduction ...

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

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

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...

    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks 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 this GPS location for Sumner:
    • 42.849702, -92.096286
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Sumner
       
  • 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 Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com
       

Communities Also Named Sumner ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Sumner.

Within Iowa, the name Sumner is unique.

Beyond Iowa, we know of another 23 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...

    • Florida

      • Levy County

      • This Sumner is located in Levy County and lies 1,068 miles [1,718.8 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Sumner that is located in Bremer County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Sumner
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Levy County community of Sumner.
    • Georgia

      • Worth County
      • This Sumner is located in Worth County and lies 906 miles [1,458.1 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Sumner that is located in Bremer County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Sumner
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worth County community of Sumner.
    • Illinois

      • Lawrence County
      • This Sumner is located in Lawrence County and lies 360 miles [579.4 km]<1> to the southeast of the Sumner that is located in Bremer County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Sumner
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Sumner.
    • Indiana

      • Warren County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Sumner [Warren County].
    • Kansas

      • Atchison County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Sumner [Atchison County].

      • Sumner County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Sumner County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumner County community of Sumner.
    • Kentucky

      • Whitley County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Sumner [Whitley County].
    • Maine

      • Oxford County
      • This Sumner is located in Oxford County and lies 1,084 miles [1,744.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Sumner that is located in Bremer County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Sumner
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oxford County community of Sumner.
    • Maryland

      • Montgomery County
      • This Sumner is located in Montgomery County and lies 825 miles [1,327.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Sumner that is located in Bremer County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Sumner
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Sumner.
    • Michigan

      • Gratiot County
      • This Sumner is located in Gratiot County and lies 368 miles [592.2 km]<1> to the east of the Sumner that is located in Bremer County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Sumner
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gratiot County community of Sumner.
    • Mississippi

      • Tallahatchie County
      • This Sumner is located in Tallahatchie County and lies 620 miles [997.8 km]<1> to the south of the Sumner that is located in Bremer County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Sumner
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tallahatchie County community of Sumner.
    • Missouri

      • Chariton County
      • This Sumner is located in Chariton County and lies 228 miles [366.9 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Sumner that is located in Bremer County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Sumner
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chariton County community of Sumner.
    • Montana

      • Phillips County
      • This Sumner is located in Phillips County and lies 870 miles [1,400.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Sumner that is located in Bremer County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Sumner
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Phillips County community of Sumner.
    • Nebraska

      • Dawson County
      • This Sumner is located in Dawson County and lies 402 miles [647 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Sumner that is located in Bremer County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Sumner
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dawson County community of Sumner.
    • North Carolina

      • Guilford County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Sumner [Guilford County].

      • Rowan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Sumner [Rowan County].
    • Ohio

      • Meigs County
      • This Sumner is located in Meigs County and lies 588 miles [946.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Sumner that is located in Bremer County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Sumner
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Meigs County community of Sumner.
    • Oklahoma

      • Noble County
      • This Sumner is located in Noble County and lies 524 miles [843.3 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Sumner that is located in Bremer County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Sumner
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Noble County community of Sumner.
    • Oregon

      • Coos County
      • This Sumner is located in Coos County and lies 1,607 miles [2,586.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Sumner that is located in Bremer County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Sumner
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coos County community of Sumner.
    • Pennsylvania

      • Allegheny County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Sumner [Allegheny County].
    • Texas

      • Lamar County
      • This Sumner is located in Lamar County and lies 658 miles [1,058.9 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Sumner that is located in Bremer County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Sumner
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lamar County community of Sumner.
    • Washington

      • Pierce County
      • This Sumner is located in Pierce County and lies 1,491 miles [2,399.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Sumner that is located in Bremer County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Sumner
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pierce County community of Sumner.
    • Wisconsin

      • Barron County
      • This Sumner is located in Barron County and lies 176 miles [283.2 km]<1> to the north of the Sumner that is located in Bremer County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Sumner
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barron County community of Sumner.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sumner ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • View Our List ...

    • Alpha

      • Alpha [Fayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Sumner
      • Link to Google Map centered on Alpha
    • Fredericksburg

      • Fredericksburg [Chickasaw County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Sumner
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fredericksburg
    • Frederika

      • Frederika lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Sumner
      • Link to Google Map centered on Frederika
    • Hawkeye

      • Hawkeye [Fayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Sumner
      • Link to Google Map centered on Hawkeye
    • Klinger

      • Klinger lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Sumner
      • Link to Google Map centered on Klinger
    • Miner

      • Miner lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Sumner
      • Link to Google Map centered on Miner
    • Spring Fountain

      • Spring Fountain lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Sumner
      • Link to Google Map centered on Spring Fountain
    • Tripoli

      • Tripoli lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Sumner
      • Link to Google Map centered on Tripoli

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 Sumner. 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.

  • View Our List ...

    • Lou Hoover     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Herbert Hoover (1929 - 1933))

      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Herbert Hoover (1929 - 1933). She was born in Waterloo (Iowa) on Sunday March 29, 1874 and died in New York (New York) on Friday January 7, 1944 at the age of 69.
      • Waterloo is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Sumner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lou Hoover<4>
    • Reggie Roby     (Professional football)

      • Professional football. He was born in Waterloo (Iowa) on Sunday July 30, 1961 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday February 22, 2005 at the age of 43. He is buried at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Waterloo is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Sumner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reggie Roby<4>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Sumner and extending to:

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    • Waverly, which is the Seat of Bremer County and lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sumner to Waverly, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take most of a day.

    • Des Moines, which is the State Capital of Iowa, lies 116 miles [186.7 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 830 miles [1,335.8 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.

    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,292 miles [10,126 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,041 miles [11,331.4 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,937 miles [7,945.3 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bremer County: www.co.bremer.ia.us/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sumner) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sumner. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sumner

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sumner. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8497, Longitude: -92.0963     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sumner have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Sumner could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Sumner, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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: findagrave.com.
<5>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.
<6>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 Sumner to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.462 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.922 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.569 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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