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Nora, Nebraska

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The location of Nora

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Nora 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 Nora. 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 Nora.

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

Sighting report for Republic 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

The website, centered on Nora.

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

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

  • Nelson [Map], which is the Seat of Nuckolls County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 80 miles [128.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Nora 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 1,115 miles [1,794.4 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 6,631 miles [10,671.6 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 7,384 miles [11,883.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,287 miles [8,508.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Nora ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Nora.

While the name Nora is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Latah County

Our profile page for Nora, Latah County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,040 miles [1,673.7 km] to the West Northwest.


Jo Daviess County

Our profile page for Nora, Jo Daviess County   [Map]

Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the East Northeast.


Marion County

Our profile page for Nora, Marion County   [Map]

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


Pratt County

Our profile page for Nora, Pratt County

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

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


Clinton County

Our profile page for Nora, Clinton County   [Map]

Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the East Southeast.


Washtenaw County

Our profile page for Nora, Washtenaw County

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

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


Pope County

Our profile page for Nora, Pope County

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

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


Lincoln County

Our profile page for Nora, Lincoln County

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

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


Our profile page for Nora   [Map]

Distance: About 887 miles [1,427.5 km] to the North Northwest.

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Union County

Our profile page for Nora, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 202 miles [325.1 km] to the North Northeast.


Dickenson County

Our profile page for Nora, Dickenson County   [Map]

Distance: About 868 miles [1,396.9 km] to the East.


Dane County

Our profile page for Nora, Dane County   [Map]

Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Nora ...

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.

Chester   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast of Nora   [Map]

Edgar   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Guide Rock   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the West   [Map]

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

Hebron   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Nelson   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Republic (KS)   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Superior   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [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 Nora. 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Nora

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ken Darby<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nebraska

About Nuckolls County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Nebraska:

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- Nora) 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 Nora. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Nora

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nora. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1618, Longitude: -97.9705     [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 Nora 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 321.458 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.176 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.184 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Nora 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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