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The location of Naponee









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Naponee 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 Naponee. 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 Naponee.

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

The Franklin County sighting report from eBird.

Since Naponee is near Harlan County and also Phillips County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Harlan County

Sighting report for Phillips 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 Naponee.

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

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

  • Franklin [Map], which is the Seat of Franklin County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Naponee to Franklin, 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 137 miles [220.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,177 miles [1,894.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 46 days and walking would take 67 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,673 miles [10,739.2 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 7,429 miles [11,955.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,335 miles [8,585.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Naponee ...

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.

Clyde   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northwest of Naponee   [Map]

Franklin   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Long Island (KS)   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Mascot   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Orleans   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Prairie View (KS)   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Reamsville (KS)   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Republican City   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [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 Naponee. 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.

Pierce Lyden

Actor. He was born in Hildreth (Nebraska) on Wednesday January 8, 1908 and died in Orange (California) on Saturday October 10, 1998 at an age of 90. He was buried at Fairhaven Memorial Park (Orange County, California) [Map].

Hildreth [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Naponee

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pierce Lyden<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nebraska

About Franklin County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Naponee. 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- Naponee) 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 Naponee. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Naponee

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Naponee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0747, Longitude: -99.1386     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Naponee 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 Naponee 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 322.283 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.123 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.806 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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