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Near Mt. Vernon in Linn County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Uranus

 
 
Uranus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Doda, August 30, 2018
1. Uranus Marker
Inscription.  
• Father of the Titans in Greek mythology.
• You must be cautious approaching Uranus since as least 11 rings and 20 moons encircle it.
• Whether it is summer or winter, the surface temperature is consistently minus 385 degrees F.
• One of the great mysteries of our Solar System is that Uranus is the only planet "tipped on it's side." Why do you think it is tipped?
• In 1781, Uranus became the first planet to be discovered with the aid of a telescope.

Distance from the Sun 1.78 Billion Miles
Sunlight Arrives In 2.7 Hours
Length of the Year 84 Earth Years
Length of Its Day 17.9 Earth Hours

1.24 Miles to Neptune
1.10 Miles to Saturn
 
Erected 2001 by Mt. Vernon Solar Tourist Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space.
 
Location. 41° 56.519′ N, 91° 27.058′ W. Marker is near Mt. Vernon, Iowa, in Linn County. Marker is on West Mount Vernon Road 0.1 miles south of Irish Lane, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map.

Uranus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Doda, August 30, 2018
2. Uranus Marker
Marker is at or near this postal address: 877 W Mt Vernon Rd, Mount Vernon IA 52314, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Abbe (here, next to this marker); The Lincoln Highway (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Military Road (approx. 2.3 miles away); Seedling Mile (approx. 3.2 miles away); Linn County Seedling Mile (approx. 3.4 miles away); Freedom Flame (approx. 9.9 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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