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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Natick 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 Natick. 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 Natick.

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

The Thomas County sighting report from eBird.

Since Natick is near Blaine County and also Cherry County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Blaine County

Sighting report for Cherry 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 Natick.

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

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

  • Thedford [Map], which is the Seat of Thomas County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 209 miles [336.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Natick to Lincoln, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,244 miles [2,002 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,611 miles [10,639.4 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 7,371 miles [11,862.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,291 miles [8,515 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Natick ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Natick.

While the name Natick is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

Massachusetts

Essex County

Our profile page for Natick, Essex County

This community is historic.<7>

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

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Natick, Middlesex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,482 miles [2,385 km] to the East.

Rhode Island

Kent County

Our profile page for Natick, Kent County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,482 miles [2,385 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Natick ...

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   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the South of Natick   [Map]

Cascade   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Falter Place   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Hartgraves Place   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Johnstown   -   46 miles [74 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Pleasant Hill   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Raven   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Tryon   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Nebraska

About Thomas County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Natick. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Natick) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Natick. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9558, Longitude: -100.4396     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Natick 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 Natick 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 323.346 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 321.579 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.19 degrees.

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<7>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 Natick, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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