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Moorefield, Nebraska

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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Moorefield 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 Moorefield. 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 Moorefield.

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

The Frontier County sighting report from eBird.

Since Moorefield is near Dawson County and also Lincoln County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Dawson County

Sighting report for Lincoln 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

The website, centered on Moorefield.

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

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

  • Stockville [Map], which is the Seat of Frontier County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Moorefield to Stockville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 193 miles [310.6 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,241 miles [1,997.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 49 days and walking would take 71 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,680 miles [10,750.4 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 7,438 miles [11,970.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,352 miles [8,613.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Moorefield ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Moorefield.

While the name Moorefield is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Chambers County

Our profile page for Moorefield, Chambers County   [Map]

Distance: About 987 miles [1,588.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Talladega County

Our profile page for Moorefield, Talladega County   [Map]

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


Independence County

Our profile page for Moorefield, Independence County   [Map]

Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the East Southeast.


Marion County

Our profile page for Moorefield, Marion County

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

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

Switzerland County

Our profile page for Moorefield, Switzerland County   [Map]

Distance: About 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the East.


Nicholas County

Our profile page for Moorefield, Nicholas County   [Map]

Distance: About 892 miles [1,435.5 km] to the East.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Moorefield   [Map]

Distance: About 1,777 miles [2,859.8 km] to the East Northeast.


Clark County

Our profile page for Moorefield, Clark County

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

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

Harrison County

Our profile page for Moorefield, Harrison County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,009 miles [1,623.8 km] to the East.


Our profile page for Moorefield   [Map]

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

South Carolina

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Moorefield, Berkeley County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,223 miles [1,968.2 km] to the East Southeast.

West Virginia

Hardy County

Our profile page for Moorefield, Hardy County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,138 miles [1,831.4 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Moorefield ...

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.

Brady   -   23 miles [37 km] to the North of Moorefield   [Map]

Devils Gap   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Freedom   -   18 miles [29 km] to the South   [Map]

Keith   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Maxwell   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Maywood   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Quick   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Willow Island   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Frontier County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Frontier County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moorefield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6897, Longitude: -100.3996     [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 Moorefield 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 323.234 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 321.301 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.374 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 Moorefield 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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