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The location of Mount Clare









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Mount Clare 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 Mount Clare. 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 Mount Clare.

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

The Nuckolls County sighting report from eBird.

Since Mount Clare is near Webster County and also Clay County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Webster County

Sighting report for Clay 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 Mount Clare.

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

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

  • Nelson [Map], which is the Seat of Nuckolls County, lies just to the East.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 90 miles [144.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Mount Clare to Lincoln, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,128 miles [1,815.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 44 days and walking would take 64 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,638 miles [10,682.8 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 7,391 miles [11,894.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,295 miles [8,521.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Mount Clare ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Mount Clare.

While the name Mount Clare is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

Illinois

Macoupin County

Our profile page for Mount Clare, Macoupin County   [Map]

Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the East.

Iowa

Lee County

Our profile page for Mount Clare, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 356 miles [572.9 km] to the East.

Maryland

Baltimore City

Our profile page for Mount Clare, Baltimore City   [Map]

Distance: About 1,145 miles [1,842.7 km] to the East.

West Virginia

Harrison County

Our profile page for Mount Clare, Harrison County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mount Clare ...

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.

Amboy   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest of Mount Clare   [Map]

Edgar   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Guide Rock   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hardy   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Lester Junction   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Red Cloud   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Superior   -   13 miles [20.9 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 Mount Clare. 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].

Hastings [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Mount Clare

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

Leslie Grant 'Les' Nunamaker

Major League Baseball. He was born in Malcolm (Nebraska) on Friday January 25, 1889 and died in Hastings (Nebraska) on Monday November 14, 1938 at an age of 49. He was buried at Aurora Cemetery (Hamilton County, Nebraska) [Map].

Hastings [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Mount Clare

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leslie Grant 'Les' Nunamaker

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nebraska

About Nuckolls County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mount Clare) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Clare. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1828, Longitude: -98.2181     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Clare 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 Mount Clare 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 321.635 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.384 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.309 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Mount Clare 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: findagrave.com.

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