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The location of Norway









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Norway 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 Norway. 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 Norway.

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

The Thomas County sighting report from eBird.

Since Norway is near Hooker County and also Cherry County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Hooker County

Sighting report for Cherry 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 Norway.

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

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

  • Thedford [Map], which is the Seat of Thomas County, lies just to the East.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 223 miles [358.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Norway to Lincoln, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,258 miles [2,024.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 50 days and walking would take 72 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,617 miles [10,649 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 7,377 miles [11,872.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,299 miles [8,527.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Norway ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Norway.

While the name Norway is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 22 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Florida

Gadsden County

Our profile page for Norway, Gadsden County

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

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

Illinois

La Salle County

Our profile page for Norway, La Salle County   [Map]

Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the East.

Indiana

White County

Our profile page for Norway, White County   [Map]

Distance: About 727 miles [1,170 km] to the East.

Iowa

Benton County

Our profile page for Norway, Benton County   [Map]

Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the East.

Kansas

Doniphan County

Our profile page for Norway, Doniphan County

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

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

Republic County

Our profile page for Norway, Republic County   [Map]

Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the Southeast.

Maine

Oxford County

Our profile page for Norway, Oxford County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,520 miles [2,446.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Norway   [Map]

Distance: About 836 miles [1,345.4 km] to the North.

Michigan

Dickinson County

Our profile page for Norway, Dickinson County   [Map]

Distance: About 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Minnesota

Goodhue County

Our profile page for Norway, Goodhue County

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

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

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Norway, Saint Louis County

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

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

Mississippi

Yazoo County

Our profile page for Norway, Yazoo County   [Map]

Distance: About 843 miles [1,356.7 km] to the Southeast.

New York

Herkimer County

Our profile page for Norway, Herkimer County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,307 miles [2,103.4 km] to the East Northeast.

North Dakota

Dickey County

Our profile page for Norway, Dickey County   [Map]

Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Ontario

Our profile page for Norway

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

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

Oregon

Coos County

Our profile page for Norway, Coos County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,190 miles [1,915.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Chester County

Our profile page for Norway, Chester County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,313 miles [2,113.1 km] to the East.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Norway   [Map]

Distance: About 1,822 miles [2,932.2 km] to the East Northeast.

South Carolina

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Norway, Orangeburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,217 miles [1,958.6 km] to the East Southeast.

South Dakota

Yankton County

Our profile page for Norway, Yankton County

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

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

West Virginia

Marion County

Our profile page for Norway, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,085 miles [1,746.1 km] to the East.

Wisconsin

Monroe County

Our profile page for Norway, Monroe County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Norway ...

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.

Arnold   -   48 miles [77.2 km] to the Southeast of Norway   [Map]

Cascade   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Falter Place   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Hartgraves Place   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Heil School (Historic)   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Hire   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Kennedy   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Tryon   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nebraska

About Thomas County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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- Norway) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Norway. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9989, Longitude: -100.7182     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Norway 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 Norway 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 323.551 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 321.823 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.335 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 Norway 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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