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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Nickerson 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 Nickerson. 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 Nickerson.

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

The Dodge County sighting report from eBird.

Since Nickerson is near Washington County and also Saunders County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Washington County

Sighting report for Saunders 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 Nickerson.

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

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

  • Fremont [Map], which is the Seat of Dodge County, lies just to the South.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 51 miles [82.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Nickerson to Lincoln, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,038 miles [1,670.5 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 59 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,508 miles [10,473.6 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 7,261 miles [11,685.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,165 miles [8,312.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Nickerson ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Nickerson.

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


Communities Outside of Nebraska

Kansas

Reno County

Our profile page for Nickerson, Reno County   [Map]

Distance: About 249 miles [400.7 km] to the South Southwest.

Michigan

Berrien County

Our profile page for Nickerson, Berrien County

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

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

Minnesota

Pine County

Our profile page for Nickerson, Pine County   [Map]

Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the North Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Nickerson ...

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.

Blair   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the East of Nickerson   [Map]

Cedar Bluffs   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Colon   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Craig   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North   [Map]

Elk City   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Herman   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

King Lake   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Scribner   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Valley   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast   [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 Nickerson. 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.

Art Babbit     (Born as Arthur Harold Babitsky)

Animator. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Tueday October 8, 1907 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday March 4, 1992 at an age of 84. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Nickerson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Babbit<8>

Lee Beggs

Actor. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Saturday December 3, 1870 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday November 18, 1943 at an age of 72. He was buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Nickerson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lee Beggs

Bob Boozer     (Robert Louis Boozer)

Professional basketball. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Monday April 26, 1937 and died in Omaha (Nebraska) on Saturday May 19, 2012 at an age of 75. He was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Douglas County, Nebraska) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Nickerson

Omaha [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Nickerson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob Boozer

Marlon Brando

Oscar winning actor, director, activist. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Thursday April 3, 1924 and died in Westwood (California) on Thursday July 1, 2004 at an age of 80.

Omaha [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Nickerson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marlon Brando

Samuel Earl 'Wahoo Sam' Crawford

Major League Baseball. He was born in Wahoo (Nebraska) on Sunday April 18, 1880 and died in Hollywood (California) on Saturday June 15, 1968 at an age of 88. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Wahoo [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Nickerson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel Earl 'Wahoo Sam' Crawford

Gerald Ford     (Born as Leslie Lynch King)

38th President of the US (1974 - 1977). He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Monday July 14, 1913 and died in Rancho Mirage (California) on Tueday December 26, 2006 at an age of 93.

Omaha [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Nickerson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gerald Ford

Hoot Gibson     (Born as Edmund Richard Gibson)

Actor, rodeo champion. He was born in Tekamah (Nebraska) on Saturday August 6, 1892 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Thursday August 23, 1962 at an age of 70. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Tekamah [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Nickerson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hoot Gibson

Buddy Miles     (George Allen Miles, Jr.)

Musician. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Friday September 5, 1947 and died in Austin (Texas) on Tueday February 26, 2008 at an age of 60.

Omaha [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Nickerson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Buddy Miles

Anne Ramsey     (Born as Anne Mobley)

Actress. She was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Wednesday March 27, 1929 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday August 11, 1988 at an age of 59. She was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Douglas County, Nebraska) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Nickerson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Ramsey

Angelo Rossitto     (Angelo Salvatore Rossitto)

Actor, sideshow performer. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Tueday February 18, 1908 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday September 21, 1991 at an age of 83. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Nickerson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Angelo Rossitto

Carl David 'Winky' Smith

Professional hockey. He was born in Cache Bay (Ontario) on Tueday September 18, 1917 and died in Omaha (Nebraska) on Sunday January 8, 1967 at an age of 49. He was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Douglas County, Nebraska) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Nickerson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carl David 'Winky' Smith

Charles Frederick 'Skip' Stephenson

Comedian, actor, musician. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Thursday April 18, 1940 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday May 18, 1992 at an age of 52. He was buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (Douglas County, Nebraska) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Nickerson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Frederick 'Skip' Stephenson

Lalomie Washburn

Singer, songwriter. She was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Monday August 25, 1941 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday September 18, 2004 at an age of 63. She was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Nickerson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lalomie Washburn

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Nebraska

About Dodge County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dodge County: www.dodgecounty.ne.gov/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Nickerson) 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 Nickerson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Nickerson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nickerson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5349, Longitude: -96.4707     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nickerson 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 Nickerson 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 320.476 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.211 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.15 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 Nickerson 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: findagrave.com.

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