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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Nimburg 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 Nimburg. 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 Nimburg.

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

The Butler County sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Saunders County

Sighting report for Colfax 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 Nimburg.

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

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

  • David City [Map], which is the Seat of Butler County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Nimburg to David City, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 40 miles [64.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,062 miles [1,709.1 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 6,532 miles [10,512.2 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 7,286 miles [11,725.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,191 miles [8,354.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Nimburg ...

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.

Cedar Bluffs   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the East of Nimburg   [Map]

Colon   -   18 miles [29 km] to the East   [Map]

Columbus   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the West   [Map]

David City   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Dwight   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the South   [Map]

Rescue (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Rising City   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Rogers   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Wahoo   -   19 miles [30.6 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 Nimburg. 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.

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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Nimburg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel Earl 'Wahoo Sam' Crawford<7>

Andrew Higgins     (Andrew Jackson Higgins)

Inventor, shipbuilder, industrialist. He was born in Columbus (Nebraska) on Saturday August 28, 1886 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Friday August 1, 1952 at an age of 66. He was buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Columbus [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Nimburg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Higgins

Jo Ann Marlowe     (Born as Jo Ann Mares)

Actress. She was born in Schuyler (Nebraska) on Sunday December 15, 1935 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday January 2, 1991 at an age of 55. She was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Schuyler [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Nimburg

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jo Ann Marlowe

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Nebraska

About Butler County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Butler County: www.co.butler.ne.us/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Nimburg) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nimburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3653, Longitude: -96.9473     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nimburg 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 Nimburg 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 320.804 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.569 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.432 degrees.

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<7>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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