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North Bend, Nebraska

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The location of North Bend

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for North Bend 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 North Bend. 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 North Bend.

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 North Bend 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

The website, centered on North Bend.

How Far From North Bend to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as North Bend to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Fremont [Map], which is the Seat of Dodge County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from North Bend to Fremont, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 45 miles [72.4 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,054 miles [1,696.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 42 days and walking would take 60 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,522 miles [10,496.1 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 7,275 miles [11,708 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,180 miles [8,336.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named North Bend ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name North Bend.

While the name North Bend is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Nebraska

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British Columbia

Our profile page for North Bend   [Map]

Distance: About 1,315 miles [2,116.3 km] to the Northwest.


Cobb County

Our profile page for North Bend, Cobb County   [Map]

Distance: About 835 miles [1,343.8 km] to the Southeast.


Finney County

Our profile page for North Bend, Finney County

This community is historic.<7>

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


Powell County

Our profile page for North Bend, Powell County   [Map]

Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the East Southeast.


Saint Mary Parish

Our profile page for North Bend, Saint Mary Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the South Southeast.


Baltimore City

Our profile page for North Bend, Baltimore City   [Map]

Distance: About 1,064 miles [1,712.3 km] to the East.


Neshoba County

Our profile page for North Bend, Neshoba County   [Map]

Distance: About 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the Southeast.


Hamilton County

Our profile page for North Bend, Hamilton County   [Map]

Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the East.


Coos County

Our profile page for North Bend, Coos County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,399 miles [2,251.5 km] to the West Northwest.


Clinton County

Our profile page for North Bend, Clinton County   [Map]

Distance: About 986 miles [1,586.8 km] to the East.


King County

Our profile page for North Bend, King County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,293 miles [2,080.9 km] to the West Northwest.

West Virginia

Greenbrier County

Our profile page for North Bend, Greenbrier County   [Map]

Distance: About 893 miles [1,437.1 km] to the East.


Jackson County

Our profile page for North Bend, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near North Bend ...

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   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast of North Bend   [Map]

Colon   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

David City   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Mead   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Rescue (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Rogers   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Scribner   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast   [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 North Bend. 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 North Bend

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel Earl 'Wahoo Sam' Crawford<8>

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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of North Bend

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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of North Bend

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jo Ann Marlowe

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Nebraska

About Dodge County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dodge 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- North Bend) 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 North Bend. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from North Bend

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Bend. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4653, Longitude: -96.7834     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for North Bend 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 North Bend 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 320.693 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.453 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.327 degrees.

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<7>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 North Bend, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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