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Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Matherville.
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 Matherville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Matherville and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Matherville
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 Matherville. 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 Matherville.
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 Mercer County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
Since Matherville is near Rock Island County and also Henry 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:
Communities Also Named Matherville ...
We have found two communities that share the name Matherville.
Within Illinois, the name Matherville is unique.
Beyond Illinois, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.
Communities Elsewhere In North America
This Matherville is located in Clarke County and lies 657 miles [1,057.3 km]<1> to the south of the Matherville that is located in Mercer County.
Link to Google Map centered on Matherville
For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarke County community of Matherville.
This Matherville is located in Wayne County and lies 658 miles [1,058.9 km]<1> to the south of the Matherville that is located in Mercer County.
Link to Google Map centered on Matherville
For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Matherville.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Matherville ...
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.
Hamlet lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Matherville
Link to Google Map centered on Hamlet
Martin was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Matherville
Link to Google Map centered on Martin
Oak Grove [Rock Island County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Matherville
Link to Google Map centered on Oak Grove
Preemption lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Matherville
Link to Google Map centered on Preemption
Shale City lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Matherville
Link to Google Map centered on Shale City
Sugar Grove lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Matherville
Link to Google Map centered on Sugar Grove
Sunbeam lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Matherville
Link to Google Map centered on Sunbeam
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 Matherville. 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.
Actor, singer, activist. He was born in Rock Island (Illinois) on Sunday April 22, 1906 and died in Pacific Palisades (California) on Thursday May 26, 2005 at the age of 99.
Musician. He was born in Davenport (Iowa) on Tueday March 10, 1903 and died in Sunnyside (New York) on Thursday August 6, 1931 at the age of 28. He is buried at Oakdale Memorial Gardens (Scott County, Iowa).
Inventor, industrialist. He was born in Moline (Illinois) on Friday August 12, 1881 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday March 27, 1945 at the age of 63. He is buried at Graceland Cemetery (Macon County, Illinois).
Actor, dancer, singer. He was born in Moline (Illinois) on Friday November 3, 1933 and died in Burbank (California) on Saturday December 1, 2018 at the age of 85.
Musician. He was born in Keithsburg (Illinois) on Friday November 29, 1895 and died in Copiague (New York) on Monday February 29, 1960 (which is Leap Day) at the age of 64. He is buried at Long Island National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
Inventor, industrialist. He was born in Rutland (Vermont) on Tueday February 7, 1804 and died in Moline (Illinois) on Monday May 17, 1886 at the age of 82. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Rock Island County, Illinois).
Professional golf. He was born in Bettendorf (Iowa) on Monday November 7, 1921 and died in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Friday March 21, 2014 at the age of 92. He is buried at Ft. Smith National Cemetery (Sebastian County, Arkansas).
Actor. He was born in Rock Island (Illinois) on Friday December 9, 1887 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday December 13, 1958 at the age of 71. He is buried at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery (California).
Major League Baseball. He was born in Moline (Illinois) on Friday March 22, 1935 and died in Rock Island (Illinois) on Saturday March 3, 2007 at the age of 72. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Rock Island County, Illinois).
Author. She was born in Andover (Massachusetts) on Tueday March 19, 1850 and died in Davenport (Iowa) on Tueday January 9, 1934 at the age of 83. She is buried at Oakdale Memorial Gardens (Scott County, Iowa).
How Far From Matherville 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 village such as Matherville to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Matherville and extending to:
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 19 Feb 2020