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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Culver, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Culver and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Culver:
    • 38.97017, -97.759055
    • 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 Culver
  • 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 Culver ...

We found fifteen communities that share the name Culver.

Within Kansas, the name Culver is unique.

Beyond Kansas, we know of another fifteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these fifteen communities, fourteen are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • El Paso County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Culver [El Paso County].
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Culver is located in Hillsborough County and lies 1,161 miles [1,868.4 km]<2> to the southeast of the Culver that is located in Ottawa County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Culver.
    • Idaho
      • Bonner County
      • This Culver is located in Bonner County and lies 1,130 miles [1,818.6 km]<2> to the northwest of the Culver that is located in Ottawa County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bonner County community of Culver.
    • Illinois
      • Menard County
      • This Culver is located in Menard County and lies 435 miles [700.1 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Culver that is located in Ottawa County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Menard County community of Culver.
    • Indiana
      • Marshall County
      • This Culver is located in Marshall County and lies 618 miles [994.6 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Culver that is located in Ottawa County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Culver.
      • Tippecanoe County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Culver [Tippecanoe County].
    • Iowa
      • Muscatine County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Culver [Muscatine County].
    • Kentucky
      • Elliott County
      • This Culver is located in Elliott County and lies 799 miles [1,285.9 km]<2> to the east of the Culver that is located in Ottawa County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Elliott County community of Culver.
    • Manitoba
      • This Culver lies 761 miles [1,224.7 km]<2> to the north of the Culver that is located in Ottawa County.
    • Michigan
      • Arenac County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Culver [Arenac County].
      • Kalkaska County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Culver [Kalkaska County].
    • Minnesota
      • Saint Louis County
      • This Culver is located in Saint Louis County and lies 608 miles [978.5 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Culver that is located in Ottawa County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Culver.
    • New Jersey
      • Ocean County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Culver [Ocean County].
    • Oregon
      • Jefferson County
      • This Culver is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,262 miles [2,031 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Culver that is located in Ottawa County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Culver.
    • Texas
      • Matagorda County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Culver [Matagorda County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Culver ...

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.

  • Bavaria
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bavaria
    • Bavaria is located in Saline County
    • Bavaria has also been known as:
    • Houch
  • Beverly
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beverly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
    • Beverly is located in Lincoln County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 146 people
  • Brewer
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brewer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brewer
    • Brewer is located in Ottawa County
  • Lincoln Center
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Center
    • Lincoln Center is located in Lincoln County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,189 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincoln Center <4>
  • Mentor
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mentor
    • Mentor is located in Saline County
  • Quartzite
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quartzite
    • Quartzite is located in Lincoln County
  • Shady Bend
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Bend
    • Shady Bend is located in Lincoln County
  • Terra Cotta
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terra Cotta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terra Cotta
    • Terra Cotta is located in Ellsworth County
  • Vine Creek
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vine Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vine Creek
    • Vine Creek is located in Ottawa County
    • Former name for Vine Creek:
    • Vine

How Far From Culver to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Culver to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Minneapolis, which is the Seat of Ottawa County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Culver to Minneapolis, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Topeka, which is the State Capital of Kansas, lies 111 miles [178.6 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] 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 1,110 miles [1,786.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 44 days and walking would take 63 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,688 miles [10,763.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,439 miles [11,971.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,336 miles [8,587.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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

The official website for Ottawa County: www.ottawacounty.org/

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Culver 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Culver) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Culver. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9702, Longitude: -97.7591    
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Culver 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 321.225 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.759 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.274 degrees.









 

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