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Northport, Nebraska

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The location of Northport

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Northport 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 Northport. 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 Northport.

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

The Morrill County sighting report from eBird.

Since Northport is near Scotts Bluff County and also Cheyenne County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Scotts Bluff County

Sighting report for Cheyenne 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 Northport.

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

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

  • Bridgeport [Map], which is the Seat of Morrill County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 336 miles [540.7 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Northport to Lincoln, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 19 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 14 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,380 miles [2,220.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 54 days and walking would take 79 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,706 miles [10,792.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,468 miles [12,018.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,399 miles [8,688.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Northport ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Northport.

While the name Northport is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Northport, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,026 miles [1,651.2 km] to the East Southeast.


Waldo County

Our profile page for Northport, Waldo County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,720 miles [2,768.1 km] to the East Northeast.


Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Northport, Anne Arundel County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,406 miles [2,262.7 km] to the East.


Leelanau County

Our profile page for Northport, Leelanau County   [Map]

Distance: About 906 miles [1,458.1 km] to the East Northeast.

New York

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Northport, Suffolk County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,536 miles [2,472 km] to the East.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Northport   [Map]

Distance: About 1,956 miles [3,147.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Northport   [Map]

Distance: About 1,942 miles [3,125.3 km] to the East Northeast.


Cocke County

Our profile page for Northport, Cocke County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,137 miles [1,829.8 km] to the East Southeast.


Stevens County

Our profile page for Northport, Stevens County   [Map]

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


Door County

Our profile page for Northport, Door County   [Map]

Distance: About 842 miles [1,355.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Waupaca County

Our profile page for Northport, Waupaca County   [Map]

Distance: About 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Northport ...

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.

Alliance   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the North of Northport   [Map]

Craft   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Huntsman   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the South   [Map]

James   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Lynn   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Mumper   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Piper   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Terrytown   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Trout   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Morrill County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Northport. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Northport) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Northport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6822, Longitude: -103.0874     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Northport 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 Northport 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 325.274 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 323.786 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.682 degrees.

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