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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Monroe 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 Monroe. 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 Monroe.

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

The Platte County sighting report from eBird.

Since Monroe is near Nance County and also Merrick County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Nance County

Sighting report for Merrick 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 Monroe.

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

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

  • Columbus [Map], which is the Seat of Platte County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Monroe to Columbus, with an average speed<2> 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.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 65 miles [104.6 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,096 miles [1,763.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 43 days and walking would take 63 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,548 miles [10,538 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 7,303 miles [11,753 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,210 miles [8,384.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Monroe ...

We have found 51 communities that share the name Monroe.

While the name Monroe is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 51 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Arkansas

Monroe County

Our profile page for Monroe, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the Southeast.

California

Sonoma County

Our profile page for Monroe, Sonoma County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,342 miles [2,159.7 km] to the West.

Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Monroe, Fairfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,259 miles [2,026.2 km] to the East.

Florida

Collier County

Our profile page for Monroe, Collier County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Collier County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Monroe, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,270 miles [2,043.9 km] to the Southeast.

Orange County

Our profile page for Monroe, Orange County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Orange County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Georgia

Walton County

Our profile page for Monroe, Walton County   [Map]

Distance: About 924 miles [1,487 km] to the East Southeast.

Illinois

Ogle County

Our profile page for Monroe, Ogle County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Ogle County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Indiana

Adams County

Our profile page for Monroe, Adams County   [Map]

Distance: About 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the East.

Tippecanoe County

Our profile page for Monroe, Tippecanoe County   [Map]

Distance: About 572 miles [920.5 km] to the East.

Iowa

Jasper County

Our profile page for Monroe, Jasper County   [Map]

Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the East.

Kansas

Atchison County

Our profile page for Monroe, Atchison County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Atchison County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Monroe, Lincoln County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Lincoln County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sumner County

Our profile page for Monroe, Sumner County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Sumner County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kentucky

Hart County

Our profile page for Monroe, Hart County   [Map]

Distance: About 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Louisiana

Ouachita Parish

Our profile page for Monroe, Ouachita Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the South Southeast.

Union Parish

Our profile page for Monroe, Union Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the South Southeast.

Maine

Waldo County

Our profile page for Monroe, Waldo County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,450 miles [2,333.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Massachusetts

Franklin County

Our profile page for Monroe, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,259 miles [2,026.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Michigan

Monroe County

Our profile page for Monroe, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the East.

Minnesota

Martin County

Our profile page for Monroe, Martin County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Martin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Mississippi

Franklin County

Our profile page for Monroe, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 785 miles [1,263.3 km] to the South Southeast.

Perry County

Our profile page for Monroe, Perry County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Perry County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

New Hampshire

Grafton County

Our profile page for Monroe, Grafton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,301 miles [2,093.8 km] to the East Northeast.

New Jersey

Morris County

Our profile page for Monroe, Morris County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,201 miles [1,932.8 km] to the East.

Salem County

Our profile page for Monroe, Salem County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Salem County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sussex County

Our profile page for Monroe, Sussex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,188 miles [1,911.9 km] to the East.

New York

Orange County

Our profile page for Monroe, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,209 miles [1,945.7 km] to the East.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Monroe   [Map]

Distance: About 2,163 miles [3,481 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Union County

Our profile page for Monroe, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,024 miles [1,648 km] to the East Southeast.

Ohio

Brown County

Our profile page for Monroe, Brown County

This community is historic.<8>

Although located in Brown County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Butler County

Our profile page for Monroe, Butler County   [Map]

Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the East.

Greene County

Our profile page for Monroe, Greene County   [Map]

Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the East.

Highland County

Our profile page for Monroe, Highland County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Highland County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Jackson County

Our profile page for Monroe, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 809 miles [1,302 km] to the East.

Oklahoma

Le Flore County

Our profile page for Monroe, Le Flore County   [Map]

Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the South Southeast.

Oregon

Benton County

Our profile page for Monroe, Benton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,309 miles [2,106.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Monroe, Bradford County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,087 miles [1,749.4 km] to the East.

Bucks County

Our profile page for Monroe, Bucks County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,165 miles [1,874.9 km] to the East.

Butler County

Our profile page for Monroe, Butler County   [Map]

Distance: About 930 miles [1,496.7 km] to the East.

Clarion County

Our profile page for Monroe, Clarion County   [Map]

Distance: About 932 miles [1,499.9 km] to the East.

South Dakota

Turner County

Our profile page for Monroe, Turner County   [Map]

Distance: About 140 miles [225.3 km] to the North.

Tennessee

Overton County

Our profile page for Monroe, Overton County   [Map]

Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Texas

Lubbock County

Our profile page for Monroe, Lubbock County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Lubbock County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Rusk County

Our profile page for Monroe, Rusk County   [Map]

Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the South Southeast.

Utah

Sevier County

Our profile page for Monroe, Sevier County   [Map]

Distance: About 791 miles [1,273 km] to the West.

Virginia

Amherst County

Our profile page for Monroe, Amherst County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,019 miles [1,639.9 km] to the East.

Greene County

Our profile page for Monroe, Greene County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Greene County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Washington County

Our profile page for Monroe, Washington County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Washington

Snohomish County

Our profile page for Monroe, Snohomish County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,269 miles [2,042.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Wisconsin

Green County

Our profile page for Monroe, Green County   [Map]

Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Monroe ...

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.

Cedar Rapids   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the West of Monroe   [Map]

Columbus   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]

David City   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Enola   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Polk   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Rising City   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Silver Creek   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Surprise   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Swedehome   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Timber Creek   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the West   [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 Monroe. 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.

John Archer     (Born as Ralph Bowman)

Actor. He was born in Osceola (Nebraska) on Saturday May 8, 1915 and died in Redmond (Washington) on Sunday December 5, 1999 at an age of 84.

Osceola [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Monroe

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Archer<9>

Andrew Higgins     (Andrew Jackson Higgins)

Inventor, shipbuilder, industrialist. He was born in Columbus (Nebraska) on Saturday August 28, 1886 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Friday August 1, 1952 at an age of 66. He was buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Columbus [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Monroe

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Higgins

Jo Ann Marlowe     (Born as Jo Ann Mares)

Actress. She was born in Schuyler (Nebraska) on Sunday December 15, 1935 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday January 2, 1991 at an age of 55. She was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Schuyler [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Monroe

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jo Ann Marlowe

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Platte County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Platte County: www.plattecounty.net/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Monroe) 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 Monroe. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Monroe

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monroe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4740, Longitude: -97.5999     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Monroe 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 Monroe 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 321.273 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.124 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.755 degrees.

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<7>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Monroe 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.

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<8>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 Monroe, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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