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North Shore, Nebraska

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The location of North Shore

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Dakota County sighting report from eBird.

Since North Shore is near Woodbury County and also Union County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Woodbury County

Sighting report for Union 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 Shore.

How Far From North Shore 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 community such as North Shore 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 Shore and extending to:

  • Dakota City [Map], which is the Seat of Dakota County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 113 miles [181.9 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from North Shore to Lincoln, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,042 miles [1,676.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 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 6,459 miles [10,394.8 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 7,213 miles [11,608.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,121 miles [8,241.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named North Shore ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name North Shore.

While the name North Shore is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 21 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Riverside County

Our profile page for North Shore, Riverside County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,222 miles [1,966.6 km] to the West Southwest.

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for North Shore, San Bernardino County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,252 miles [2,014.9 km] to the West Southwest.


Duval County

Our profile page for North Shore, Duval County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,166 miles [1,876.5 km] to the Southeast.

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for North Shore, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,270 miles [2,043.9 km] to the Southeast.


McHenry County

Our profile page for North Shore, McHenry County   [Map]

Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the East.


Saint Tammany Parish

Our profile page for North Shore, Saint Tammany Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 920 miles [1,480.6 km] to the South Southeast.


Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for North Shore, Anne Arundel County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,066 miles [1,715.6 km] to the East.

Frederick County

Our profile page for North Shore, Frederick County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,017 miles [1,636.7 km] to the East.


Todd County

Our profile page for North Shore, Todd County   [Map]

Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for North Shore   [Map]

Distance: About 2,067 miles [3,326.5 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Randolph County

Our profile page for North Shore, Randolph County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,003 miles [1,614.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Wake County

Our profile page for North Shore, Wake County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,056 miles [1,699.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for North Shore

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


Our profile page for North Shore

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

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


Allegheny County

Our profile page for North Shore, Allegheny County   [Map]

Distance: About 860 miles [1,384 km] to the East.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for North Shore   [Map]

Distance: About 1,653 miles [2,660.2 km] to the East Northeast.

South Dakota

Codington County

Our profile page for North Shore, Codington County   [Map]

Distance: About 177 miles [284.9 km] to the North Northwest.


Harris County

Our profile page for North Shore, Harris County   [Map]

Distance: About 859 miles [1,382.4 km] to the South.


Franklin County

Our profile page for North Shore, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 962 miles [1,548.2 km] to the East Southeast.


Jefferson County

Our profile page for North Shore, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the East.

Milwaukee County

Our profile page for North Shore, Milwaukee County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near North Shore ...

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.

Dakota Dunes (SD)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest of North Shore   [Map]

Evergreen Village (IA)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Glen Ellen (IA)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Holiday Village (IA)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Homer   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

James (IA)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Sergeant Bluff (IA)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Yeomans (IA)   -   10 miles [16.1 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 North Shore. 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.

Peggy Gilbert

Musician. She was born in Sioux City (Iowa) on Tueday January 17, 1905 and died in Burbank (California) on Monday February 12, 2007 at an age of 102. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Sioux City [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast of North Shore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peggy Gilbert<8>

Jerry Mathers     (Born as Gerald Patrick Mathers)

Actor, singer. He was born in Sioux City (Iowa) on Wednesday June 2, 1948

Sioux City [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast of North Shore

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nebraska

About Dakota County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for North Shore. 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 '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 Shore) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Shore. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4406, Longitude: -96.4417     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for North Shore 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 Shore 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 320.494 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.347 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.95 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 North Shore 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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