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Newcastle, Nebraska

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The location of Newcastle

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Newcastle 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 Newcastle. 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 Newcastle.

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

The Dixon County sighting report from eBird.

Since Newcastle is near Clay County and also Cedar County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Clay County

Sighting report for Cedar 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 Newcastle.

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

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

  • Ponca [Map], which is the Seat of Dixon County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Newcastle to Ponca, 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 127 miles [204.4 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,066 miles [1,715.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 42 days and walking would take 61 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,461 miles [10,398 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 7,217 miles [11,614.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,127 miles [8,251.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Newcastle ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Newcastle.

While the name Newcastle is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Our profile page for Newcastle

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

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


Saint Francis County

Our profile page for Newcastle, Saint Francis County   [Map]

Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the Southeast.

British Columbia

Our profile page for Newcastle   [Map]

Distance: About 1,367 miles [2,200 km] to the West Northwest.


Placer County

Our profile page for Newcastle, Placer County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,290 miles [2,076.1 km] to the West.


Duval County

Our profile page for Newcastle, Duval County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,195 miles [1,923.2 km] to the Southeast.


Saline County

Our profile page for Newcastle, Saline County   [Map]

Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the Southeast.


Cherokee County

Our profile page for Newcastle, Cherokee County

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

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

Leavenworth County

Our profile page for Newcastle, Leavenworth County

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

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


Lincoln County

Our profile page for Newcastle, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,369 miles [2,203.2 km] to the East Northeast.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Newcastle   [Map]

Distance: About 1,551 miles [2,496.1 km] to the East Northeast.


Coshocton County

Our profile page for Newcastle, Coshocton County   [Map]

Distance: About 776 miles [1,248.9 km] to the East.


McClain County

Our profile page for Newcastle, McClain County   [Map]

Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the South.


Our profile page for Newcastle   [Map]

Distance: About 921 miles [1,482.2 km] to the East.


Hardeman County

Our profile page for Newcastle, Hardeman County   [Map]

Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the Southeast.


Young County

Our profile page for Newcastle, Young County   [Map]

Distance: About 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the South.


Iron County

Our profile page for Newcastle, Iron County   [Map]

Distance: About 942 miles [1,516 km] to the West Southwest.


King County

Our profile page for Newcastle, King County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,271 miles [2,045.5 km] to the West Northwest.


Weston County

Our profile page for Newcastle, Weston County   [Map]

Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Newcastle ...

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   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the South of Newcastle   [Map]

Clay Point (SD)   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Elk Point (SD)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Greenfield (SD)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Junction City (SD)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Lime Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Martinsburg   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Wynot   -   16 miles [25.7 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 Newcastle. 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Newcastle

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Coburn<8>

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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Newcastle

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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Newcastle

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Dixon County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dixon County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Newcastle) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Newcastle. 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 Newcastle

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newcastle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6525, Longitude: -96.8743     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Newcastle 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 Newcastle 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 320.811 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.737 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.138 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 Newcastle 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>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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