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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Myrtle 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 Myrtle. 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 Myrtle.

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

The Lincoln County sighting report from eBird.

Since Myrtle is near Logan County and also McPherson County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Logan County

Sighting report for McPherson 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 Myrtle.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Myrtle once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Myrtle and extending to:

  • North Platte [Map], which is the Seat of Lincoln County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Myrtle to North Platte, with an average speed<3> 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 206 miles [331.5 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 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,251 miles [2,013.3 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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,650 miles [10,702.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,409 miles [11,923.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,327 miles [8,573 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Myrtle ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Myrtle.

While the name Myrtle is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 27 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Alabama

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Myrtle, Montgomery County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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

Arkansas

Boone County

Our profile page for Myrtle, Boone County   [Map]

Distance: About 530 miles [853 km] to the Southeast.

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Myrtle, Los Angeles County

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

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

Georgia

Houston County

Our profile page for Myrtle, Houston County

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

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

Peach County

Our profile page for Myrtle, Peach County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,107 miles [1,781.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Idaho

Nez Perce County

Our profile page for Myrtle, Nez Perce County   [Map]

Distance: About 875 miles [1,408.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Illinois

Ogle County

Our profile page for Myrtle, Ogle County   [Map]

Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the East.

Kansas

Phillips County

Our profile page for Myrtle, Phillips County

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

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

Kentucky

Johnson County

Our profile page for Myrtle, Johnson County

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

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

Manitoba

Our profile page for Myrtle   [Map]

Distance: About 568 miles [914.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Michigan

Alger County

Our profile page for Myrtle, Alger County

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

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

Oakland County

Our profile page for Myrtle, Oakland County

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

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

Minnesota

Freeborn County

Our profile page for Myrtle, Freeborn County   [Map]

Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Mississippi

Union County

Our profile page for Myrtle, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 779 miles [1,253.7 km] to the Southeast.

Missouri

Oregon County

Our profile page for Myrtle, Oregon County   [Map]

Distance: About 601 miles [967.2 km] to the East Southeast.

North Carolina

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Myrtle, Rutherford County

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

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

Ohio

Scioto County

Our profile page for Myrtle, Scioto County

This community is historic.

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

Oklahoma

Kingfisher County

Our profile page for Myrtle, Kingfisher County

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

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

Ontario

Our profile page for Myrtle   [Map]

Distance: About 1,110 miles [1,786.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Pennsylvania

McKean County

Our profile page for Myrtle, McKean County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,150 miles [1,850.7 km] to the East.

South Dakota

Bon Homme County

Our profile page for Myrtle, Bon Homme County

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

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

Texas

Clay County

Our profile page for Myrtle, Clay County

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

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

Harris County

Our profile page for Myrtle, Harris County   [Map]

Distance: About 858 miles [1,380.8 km] to the South Southeast.

Virginia

Suffolk City

Our profile page for Myrtle, Suffolk City   [Map]

Distance: About 1,315 miles [2,116.3 km] to the East.

West Virginia

Boone County

Our profile page for Myrtle, Boone County

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

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

Logan County

Our profile page for Myrtle, Logan County

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

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

Mingo County

Our profile page for Myrtle, Mingo County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,008 miles [1,622.2 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Myrtle ...

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.

Arnold   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the East of Myrtle   [Map]

Brady   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Finchville   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Hershey   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Keith   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Tryon   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Village Square   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nebraska

About Lincoln County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.ne.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Myrtle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Myrtle) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Myrtle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3444, Longitude: -100.5976     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Myrtle have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Myrtle to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 323.422 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 321.596 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.376 degrees.

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<8>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 Myrtle 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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