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Morrill, Nebraska

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The location of Morrill

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Morrill 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 Morrill. 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 Morrill.

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

The Scotts Bluff County sighting report from eBird.

Since Morrill is near Furnas County and also Goshen County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Furnas County

Sighting report for Goshen 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 Morrill.

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

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

  • Gering [Map], which is the Seat of Scotts Bluff County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Morrill to Gering, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 382 miles [614.8 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,423 miles [2,290.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 56 days and walking would take 81 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,714 miles [10,805.1 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,478 miles [12,034.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,415 miles [8,714.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Morrill ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Morrill.

While the name Morrill is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Nebraska


Brown County

Our profile page for Morrill, Brown County   [Map]

Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the East Southeast.


Jackson County

Our profile page for Morrill, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,088 miles [1,751 km] to the East.


Waldo County

Our profile page for Morrill, Waldo County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,745 miles [2,808.3 km] to the East Northeast.


Morrison County

Our profile page for Morrill, Morrison County   [Map]

Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the East Northeast.

South Dakota

Potter County

Our profile page for Morrill, Potter County

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

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


Cherokee County

Our profile page for Morrill, Cherokee County   [Map]

Distance: About 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Morrill ...

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.

Covert   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast of Morrill   [Map]

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

Henry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Holly (WY)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Jane   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Joyce   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Mitchell   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Roach   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Terrytown   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [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 Morrill. 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 Leonard 'Johnny' Hopp

Major League Baseball. He was born in Hastings (Nebraska) on Tueday July 18, 1916 and died in Scottsbluff (Nebraska) on Sunday June 1, 2003 at an age of 86. He was buried at Parkview Cemetery (Adams County, Nebraska) [Map].

Scottsbluff [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Morrill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Leonard 'Johnny' Hopp<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Nebraska

About Scotts Bluff County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Scotts Bluff County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morrill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9638, Longitude: -103.9244     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Morrill 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 Morrill 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 325.917 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.565 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 317.106 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 Morrill 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>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:

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