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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Nacora 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 Nacora. 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 Nacora.

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

The Dakota County sighting report from eBird.

Since Nacora is near Thurston County and also Dixon County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Thurston County

Sighting report for Dixon 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 Nacora.

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

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

  • Dakota City [Map], which is the Seat of Dakota County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Nacora to Dakota City, 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 four to five hours.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 103 miles [165.8 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,052 miles [1,693 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 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 6,472 miles [10,415.7 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 7,227 miles [11,630.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,135 miles [8,264 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Nacora ...

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.

Allen   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest of Nacora   [Map]

Dakota Dunes (SD)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Glen Ellen (IA)   -   18 miles [29 km] to the East   [Map]

Holiday Village (IA)   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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

Macy   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Martinsburg   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Sergeant Bluff (IA)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Yeomans (IA)   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast   [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 Nacora. 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.

James Coburn     (James Harrison Coburn III)

Actor. He was born in Laurel (Nebraska) on Friday August 31, 1928 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Monday November 18, 2002 at an age of 74. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Laurel [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Nacora

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Coburn<7>

Peggy Gilbert

Musician. She was born in Sioux City (Iowa) on Tueday January 17, 1905 and died in Burbank (California) on Monday February 12, 2007 at an age of 102. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Sioux City [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Nacora

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peggy Gilbert

Jerry Mathers     (Born as Gerald Patrick Mathers)

Actor, singer. He was born in Sioux City (Iowa) on Wednesday June 2, 1948

Sioux City [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Nacora

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nebraska

About Dakota County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Nacora. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Nacora) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nacora. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3186, Longitude: -96.6609     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nacora 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 Nacora 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 320.645 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.505 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.092 degrees.

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<7>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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