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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Nysted 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 Nysted. 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 Nysted.

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

The Howard County sighting report from eBird.

Since Nysted is near Hall County and also Buffalo County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Hall County

Sighting report for Buffalo 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 Nysted.

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

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

  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the Seat of Howard County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Nysted to Saint Paul, 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 102 miles [164.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,148 miles [1,847.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 45 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 6,599 miles [10,620.1 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 7,355 miles [11,836.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,264 miles [8,471.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Nysted ...

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.

Cairo   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South of Nysted   [Map]

Elba   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Farwell   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Grand Island   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Howard City   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Rockville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Sweetwater   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Wood River   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Worms   -   18 miles [29 km] to the East   [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 Nysted. 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.

Edith Abbott

Social activist, educator, author. She was born in Grand Island (Nebraska) on Tueday September 26, 1876 and died in Grand Island (Nebraska) on Monday July 29, 1957 at an age of 80. She was buried at Grand Island Cemetery (Hall County, Nebraska) [Map].

Grand Island [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Nysted

Grand Island [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Nysted

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edith Abbott<7>

Grace Abbott

Social activist. She was born in Grand Island (Nebraska) on Sunday November 17, 1878 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday June 19, 1939 at an age of 60. She was buried at Grand Island Cemetery (Hall County, Nebraska) [Map].

Grand Island [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Nysted

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Grace Abbott

Henry Fonda     (Henry Jaynes Fonda)

Oscar winning actor. He was born in Grand Island (Nebraska) on Tueday May 16, 1905 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday August 12, 1982 at an age of 77.

Grand Island [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Nysted

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry Fonda

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Nebraska

About Howard County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Nysted. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Nysted) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nysted. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1345, Longitude: -98.6145     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nysted 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 Nysted 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 321.978 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.898 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.353 degrees.

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<7>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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