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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Saint Bridget and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

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 Saint Bridget. 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 Saint Bridget.

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 Marshall County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Marshall County sighting report from eBird.

Since Saint Bridget is near Pawnee County and also Nemaha County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Pawnee County

Sighting report for Nemaha County

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:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Saint Bridget.

How Far From Saint Bridget 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 community such as Saint Bridget to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Saint Bridget and extending to:

  • Marysville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Saint Bridget to Marysville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Topeka [Map], which is the State Capital of Kansas, lies 70 miles [112.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,026 miles [1,651.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 59 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,584 miles [10,595.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,334 miles [11,802.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,231 miles [8,418.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Saint Bridget ...

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.

Badger (NE)   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest of Saint Bridget   [Map]

Home   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Kelly   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Liberty (NE)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Lone Elm   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Mayberry (NE)   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Mission (NE) (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Reedsville   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Table Rock (NE)   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Violet (NE) (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]

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 Saint Bridget. 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.

Richard Jamison

Actor. He was born in Sabetha (Kansas) on Tueday June 1, 1943 and died in Simi Valley (California) on Sunday March 19, 2017 at an age of 73. He was buried at Oakwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Sabetha [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Saint Bridget

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Jamison<7>

Harold Lloyd

Actor, comedian. He was born in Burchard (Nebraska) on Thursday April 20, 1893 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Monday March 8, 1971 at an age of 77. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Burchard [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Saint Bridget

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Lloyd

Robert Taylor     (Born as Spangler Arlington Brugh)

Actor. He was born in Filley (Nebraska) on Saturday August 5, 1911 and died in Santa Monica (California) on Sunday June 8, 1969 at an age of 57. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Filley [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Saint Bridget

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Taylor

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Marshall County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.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 from Point A (ie- Saint Bridget) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Bridget. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9661, Longitude: -96.2639     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saint Bridget have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Saint Bridget to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 320.246 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.748 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.343 degrees.

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<7>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.

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