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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Monterey 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 Monterey. 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 Monterey.

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

The Cuming County sighting report from eBird.

Since Monterey is near Dodge County and also Colfax County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Dodge County

Sighting report for Colfax 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 Monterey.

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

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

  • West Point [Map], which is the Seat of Cuming County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 67 miles [107.8 km] to the South (S). If you could walk a straight line from Monterey to Lincoln, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,056 miles [1,699.5 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take over two days, a buggy would take 42 days and walking would take 60 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,505 miles [10,468.8 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 7,259 miles [11,682.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,165 miles [8,312.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Monterey ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Monterey.

While the name Monterey is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 35 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Alabama

Butler County

Our profile page for Monterey, Butler County   [Map]

Distance: About 874 miles [1,406.6 km] to the Southeast.

Arkansas

Cross County

Our profile page for Monterey, Cross County   [Map]

Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the Southeast.

California

Monterey County

Our profile page for Monterey, Monterey County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,384 miles [2,227.3 km] to the West.

Florida

Duval County

Our profile page for Monterey, Duval County

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

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

Georgia

Fulton County

Our profile page for Monterey, Fulton County   [Map]

Distance: About 878 miles [1,413 km] to the Southeast.

Illinois

Fulton County

Our profile page for Monterey, Fulton County   [Map]

Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Indiana

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Monterey, Pulaski County   [Map]

Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the East.

Iowa

Davis County

Our profile page for Monterey, Davis County   [Map]

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

Kansas

Riley County

Our profile page for Monterey, Riley County

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

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

Kentucky

Bourbon County

Our profile page for Monterey, Bourbon County   [Map]

Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Owen County

Our profile page for Monterey, Owen County   [Map]

Distance: About 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Louisiana

Concordia Parish

Our profile page for Monterey, Concordia Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the South Southeast.

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Monterey, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 839 miles [1,350.2 km] to the South Southeast.

Massachusetts

Berkshire County

Our profile page for Monterey, Berkshire County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,207 miles [1,942.5 km] to the East.

Michigan

Allegan County

Our profile page for Monterey, Allegan County

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

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

Minnesota

Martin County

Our profile page for Monterey, 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

Rankin County

Our profile page for Monterey, Rankin County   [Map]

Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the South Southeast.

Missouri

Reynolds County

Our profile page for Monterey, Reynolds County   [Map]

Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the Southeast.

New Mexico

Otero County

Our profile page for Monterey, Otero County

This community is historic.<8>

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

New York

Schuyler County

Our profile page for Monterey, Schuyler County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,011 miles [1,627 km] to the East.

Ohio

Clermont County

Our profile page for Monterey, Clermont County   [Map]

Distance: About 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Monterey, Hamilton County   [Map]

Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Mercer County

Our profile page for Monterey, Mercer County   [Map]

Distance: About 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the East.

Pennsylvania

Adams County

Our profile page for Monterey, Adams County

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

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

Berks County

Our profile page for Monterey, Berks County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,096 miles [1,763.8 km] to the East.

Clarion County

Our profile page for Monterey, Clarion County   [Map]

Distance: About 887 miles [1,427.5 km] to the East.

Franklin County

Our profile page for Monterey, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,018 miles [1,638.3 km] to the East.

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Monterey, Lancaster County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,080 miles [1,738.1 km] to the East.

South Carolina

Abbeville County

Our profile page for Monterey, Abbeville County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 936 miles [1,506.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Tennessee

Putnam County

Our profile page for Monterey, Putnam County   [Map]

Distance: About 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Texas

Angelina County

Our profile page for Monterey, Angelina County   [Map]

Distance: About 741 miles [1,192.5 km] to the South.

Hill County

Our profile page for Monterey, Hill County

This community is historic.

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

Marion County

Our profile page for Monterey, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the South Southeast.

Virginia

Highland County

Our profile page for Monterey, Highland County   [Map]

Distance: About 937 miles [1,508 km] to the East.

Wisconsin

Waukesha County

Our profile page for Monterey, Waukesha County   [Map]

Distance: About 433 miles [696.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Monterey ...

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.

Beemer   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North of Monterey   [Map]

Cedar Bluffs   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Craig   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Dodge   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Lyons   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Rogers   -   23 miles [37 km] to the South   [Map]

Scribner   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Spurville   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northwest   [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 Monterey. 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.

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 southwest of Monterey

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jo Ann Marlowe<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nebraska

About Cuming County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cuming County: www.co.cuming.ne.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 from Point A (ie- Monterey) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Monterey. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Monterey

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monterey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7928, Longitude: -96.8067     [Map].

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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 Monterey 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 320.726 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.532 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.275 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 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 Monterey 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 Monterey, 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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