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Newark, Nebraska

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The location of Newark

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Newark 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 Newark. 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 Newark.

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

The Kearney County sighting report from eBird.

Since Newark is near Buffalo County and also Adams County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Buffalo County

Sighting report for Adams 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

The website, centered on Newark.

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

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

  • Minden [Map], which is the Seat of Kearney County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Newark to Minden, 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 118 miles [189.9 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,166 miles [1,876.5 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 6,637 miles [10,681.2 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 7,393 miles [11,897.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,301 miles [8,531.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Newark ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Newark.

While the name Newark is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 24 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Independence County

Our profile page for Newark, Independence County   [Map]

Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the Southeast.


Alameda County

Our profile page for Newark, Alameda County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,251 miles [2,013.3 km] to the West.


New Castle County

Our profile page for Newark, New Castle County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,222 miles [1,966.6 km] to the East.


Thomas County

Our profile page for Newark, Thomas County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,079 miles [1,736.5 km] to the Southeast.


Kendall County

Our profile page for Newark, Kendall County   [Map]

Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the East.


Greene County

Our profile page for Newark, Greene County   [Map]

Distance: About 651 miles [1,047.7 km] to the East.


Wilson County

Our profile page for Newark, Wilson County

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

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


Cecil County

Our profile page for Newark, Cecil County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,220 miles [1,963.4 km] to the East.

Worcester County

Our profile page for Newark, Worcester County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,269 miles [2,042.3 km] to the East.


Gratiot County

Our profile page for Newark, Gratiot County   [Map]

Distance: About 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Montcalm County

Our profile page for Newark, Montcalm County

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

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

Oakland County

Our profile page for Newark, Oakland County   [Map]

Distance: About 803 miles [1,292.3 km] to the East Northeast.


Knox County

Our profile page for Newark, Knox County   [Map]

Distance: About 370 miles [595.5 km] to the East.


White Pine County

Our profile page for Newark, White Pine County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

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

New Jersey

Essex County

Our profile page for Newark, Essex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,293 miles [2,080.9 km] to the East.

New York

Wayne County

Our profile page for Newark, Wayne County   [Map]

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


Licking County

Our profile page for Newark, Licking County   [Map]

Distance: About 870 miles [1,400.1 km] to the East.


Our profile page for Newark   [Map]

Distance: About 1,035 miles [1,665.7 km] to the East Northeast.

South Dakota

Marshall County

Our profile page for Newark, Marshall County   [Map]

Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the North.


White County

Our profile page for Newark, White County

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

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


Wise County

Our profile page for Newark, Wise County   [Map]

Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the South.


Caledonia County

Our profile page for Newark, Caledonia County

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

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

West Virginia

Wirt County

Our profile page for Newark, Wirt County   [Map]

Distance: About 935 miles [1,504.7 km] to the East.


Rock County

Our profile page for Newark, Rock County   [Map]

Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Newark ...

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.

Alfalfa Center   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West of Newark   [Map]

Assumption   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Elm Creek   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Funk   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hayland   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the East   [Map]

Heartwell   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Norman   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Valley City (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Wood River   -   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 Newark. 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Newark

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pierce Lyden<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Nebraska

About Kearney County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Newark. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Kearney County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Newark) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newark. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6411, Longitude: -98.9631     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Newark 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 Newark 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 322.196 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.091 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.621 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 Newark 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 Newark, 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:

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