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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Nelson 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 Nelson. 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 Nelson.

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 Nelson is near Clay County and also Thayer County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Clay County

Sighting report for Thayer 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 Nelson.

How Far From Nelson to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Nelson to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 83 miles [133.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Nelson 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 5 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 1,120 miles [1,802.5 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 6,632 miles [10,673.2 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 7,385 miles [11,885 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,288 miles [8,510.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Nelson ...

We have found 52 communities that share the name Nelson.

While the name Nelson is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 52 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Alabama

Chambers County

Our profile page for Nelson, Chambers County   [Map]

Distance: About 874 miles [1,406.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Mobile County

Our profile page for Nelson, Mobile County   [Map]

Distance: About 874 miles [1,406.6 km] to the Southeast.

Shelby County

Our profile page for Nelson, Shelby County   [Map]

Distance: About 796 miles [1,281 km] to the Southeast.

Arizona

Pima County

Our profile page for Nelson, Pima County   [Map]

Distance: About 908 miles [1,461.3 km] to the West Southwest.

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Nelson, Yavapai County   [Map]

Distance: About 890 miles [1,432.3 km] to the West Southwest.

Arkansas

Drew County

Our profile page for Nelson, Drew County

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

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

British Columbia

Our profile page for Nelson   [Map]

Distance: About 1,133 miles [1,823.4 km] to the Northwest.

California

Butte County

Our profile page for Nelson, Butte County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,252 miles [2,014.9 km] to the West.

Colorado

Morgan County

Our profile page for Nelson, Morgan County   [Map]

Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the West.

Georgia

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Nelson, Cherokee County   [Map]

Distance: About 851 miles [1,369.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Idaho

Clearwater County

Our profile page for Nelson, Clearwater County

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

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

Oneida County

Our profile page for Nelson, Oneida County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 768 miles [1,236 km] to the West Northwest.

Shoshone County

Our profile page for Nelson, Shoshone County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,029 miles [1,656 km] to the Northwest.

Illinois

Iroquois County

Our profile page for Nelson, Iroquois County

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

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

Lee County

Our profile page for Nelson, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Indiana

Vigo County

Our profile page for Nelson, Vigo County

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

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

Iowa

Guthrie County

Our profile page for Nelson, Guthrie County

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

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

Kansas

Cloud County

Our profile page for Nelson, Cloud County

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

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

Crawford County

Our profile page for Nelson, Crawford County

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

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

Kentucky

Clark County

Our profile page for Nelson, Clark County

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

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

Muhlenberg County

Our profile page for Nelson, Muhlenberg County   [Map]

Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Wolfe County

Our profile page for Nelson, Wolfe County   [Map]

Distance: About 799 miles [1,285.9 km] to the East.

Louisiana

Bienville Parish

Our profile page for Nelson, Bienville Parish

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

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

Manitoba

Our profile page for Nelson   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the North.

Maryland

Charles County

Our profile page for Nelson, Charles County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,123 miles [1,807.3 km] to the East.

Somerset County

Our profile page for Nelson, Somerset County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,197 miles [1,926.4 km] to the East.

Michigan

Cheboygan County

Our profile page for Nelson, Cheboygan County

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

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

Saginaw County

Our profile page for Nelson, Saginaw County   [Map]

Distance: About 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Minnesota

Douglas County

Our profile page for Nelson, Douglas County   [Map]

Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Missouri

Saline County

Our profile page for Nelson, Saline County   [Map]

Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Montana

Fergus County

Our profile page for Nelson, Fergus County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the Northwest.

Lewis and Clark County

Our profile page for Nelson, Lewis and Clark County   [Map]

Distance: About 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the Northwest.

Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for Nelson, Clark County   [Map]

Distance: About 961 miles [1,546.6 km] to the West Southwest.

New Hampshire

Cheshire County

Our profile page for Nelson, Cheshire County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,347 miles [2,167.8 km] to the East Northeast.

New York

Madison County

Our profile page for Nelson, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,163 miles [1,871.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Steuben County

Our profile page for Nelson, Steuben County

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

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

North Carolina

Durham County

Our profile page for Nelson, Durham County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,084 miles [1,744.5 km] to the East.

Ohio

Morgan County

Our profile page for Nelson, Morgan County

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

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

Portage County

Our profile page for Nelson, Portage County   [Map]

Distance: About 891 miles [1,433.9 km] to the East.

Oklahoma

Choctaw County

Our profile page for Nelson, Choctaw County   [Map]

Distance: About 439 miles [706.5 km] to the South Southeast.

Ontario

Our profile page for Nelson   [Map]

Distance: About 961 miles [1,546.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Oregon

Baker County

Our profile page for Nelson, Baker County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,028 miles [1,654.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Tioga County

Our profile page for Nelson, Tioga County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,088 miles [1,751 km] to the East Northeast.

South Carolina

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Nelson, Fairfield County

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

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

Texas

Ellis County

Our profile page for Nelson, Ellis County   [Map]

Distance: About 548 miles [881.9 km] to the South.

Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Nelson, Davis County   [Map]

Distance: About 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the West.

Virginia

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Nelson, Mecklenburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,075 miles [1,730 km] to the East.

York County

Our profile page for Nelson, York County

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

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

Washington

Kittitas County

Our profile page for Nelson, Kittitas County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,239 miles [1,994 km] to the West Northwest.

Skamania County

Our profile page for Nelson, Skamania County

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

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

West Virginia

Boone County

Our profile page for Nelson, Boone County   [Map]

Distance: About 891 miles [1,433.9 km] to the East.

Wisconsin

Buffalo County

Our profile page for Nelson, Buffalo County   [Map]

Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Nelson ...

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   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the West of Nelson   [Map]

Edgar   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Guide Rock   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hardy   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Hebron   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Lester Junction   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Level   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Red Cloud   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Republic (KS)   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Superior   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [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 Nelson. 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.

Ken Darby     (Kenneth Lorin Darby)

Composer, lyricist, conductor. He was born in Hebron (Nebraska) on Thursday May 13, 1909 and died in Sherman Oaks (California) on Friday January 24, 1992 at an age of 82. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Hebron [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Nelson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ken Darby<9>

Paul Revere     (Born as Paul Revere Dick)

Musician. He was born in Harvard (Nebraska) on Friday January 7, 1938 and died in Garden Valley (Idaho) on Saturday October 4, 2014 at an age of 76. He was buried at Morris Hill Cemetery (Ada County, Idaho) [Map].

Harvard [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Nelson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Revere

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Nelson. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Nelson) 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 Nelson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Nelson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nelson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2016, Longitude: -98.0674     [Map].

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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 Nelson 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 321.53 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.264 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.228 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Nelson 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>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 Nelson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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