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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Norman 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 Norman. 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 Norman.

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 Norman is near Adams County and also Franklin County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Adams County

Sighting report for Franklin 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 Norman.

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

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

  • Minden [Map], which is the Seat of Kearney County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Norman 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 111 miles [178.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 1,158 miles [1,863.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 46 days and walking would take 66 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,640 miles [10,686 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 7,395 miles [11,901.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,302 miles [8,532.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Norman ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Norman.

While the name Norman is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 23 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Alabama

Lamar County

Our profile page for Norman, Lamar County

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

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

Perry County

Our profile page for Norman, Perry County   [Map]

Distance: About 838 miles [1,348.6 km] to the Southeast.

Arkansas

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Norman, Calhoun County

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

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Norman, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the Southeast.

California

Glenn County

Our profile page for Norman, Glenn County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,237 miles [1,990.8 km] to the West.

Florida

Hernando County

Our profile page for Norman, Hernando County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,236 miles [1,989.1 km] to the Southeast.

Georgia

Elbert County

Our profile page for Norman, Elbert County

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

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

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Norman, Wilkes County   [Map]

Distance: About 988 miles [1,590 km] to the East Southeast.

Indiana

Jackson County

Our profile page for Norman, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the East.

Iowa

Winnebago County

Our profile page for Norman, Winnebago County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the Northeast.

Kansas

Phillips County

Our profile page for Norman, Phillips County

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

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

Manitoba

Our profile page for Norman   [Map]

Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the North.

Missouri

Phelps County

Our profile page for Norman, Phelps County

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

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

North Carolina

Richmond County

Our profile page for Norman, Richmond County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,100 miles [1,770.3 km] to the East Southeast.

North Dakota

Cass County

Our profile page for Norman, Cass County   [Map]

Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the North.

Oklahoma

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Norman, Cleveland County   [Map]

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

Ontario

Our profile page for Norman   [Map]

Distance: About 919 miles [1,479 km] to the East Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Norman, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,028 miles [1,654.4 km] to the East.

Texas

Williamson County

Our profile page for Norman, Williamson County   [Map]

Distance: About 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the South.

Virginia

Culpeper County

Our profile page for Norman, Culpeper County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,110 miles [1,786.4 km] to the East.

Washington

Snohomish County

Our profile page for Norman, Snohomish County   [Map]

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

West Virginia

Wyoming County

Our profile page for Norman, Wyoming County

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

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

Wisconsin

Kewaunee County

Our profile page for Norman, Kewaunee County   [Map]

Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Norman ...

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.

Assumption   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East of Norman   [Map]

Funk   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the West   [Map]

Good Samaritan Village   -   23 miles [37 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Heartwell   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Kingswood Plaza   -   23 miles [37 km] to the East   [Map]

Rosedale   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Roseland   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Valley City (Historic)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [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 Norman. 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.

John Leonard 'Johnny' Hopp

Major League Baseball. He was born in Hastings (Nebraska) on Tueday July 18, 1916 and died in Scottsbluff (Nebraska) on Sunday June 1, 2003 at an age of 86. He was buried at Parkview Cemetery (Adams County, Nebraska) [Map].

Hastings [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Norman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Leonard 'Johnny' Hopp<9>

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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Norman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pierce Lyden

Leslie Grant 'Les' Nunamaker

Major League Baseball. He was born in Malcolm (Nebraska) on Friday January 25, 1889 and died in Hastings (Nebraska) on Monday November 14, 1938 at an age of 49. He was buried at Aurora Cemetery (Hamilton County, Nebraska) [Map].

Hastings [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Norman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leslie Grant 'Les' Nunamaker

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Kearney County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kearney County: www.kearneycounty.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' (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- Norman) 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 Norman. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Norman

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Norman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4792, Longitude: -98.7921     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Norman 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 Norman 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 322.063 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.917 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.558 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 Norman 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 Norman, 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: findagrave.com.

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