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The location of O'Connor









Introduction ...

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

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 O'Connor, we use the following websites to find information relevant to O'Connor and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for O'Connor 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 O'Connor. 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 O'Connor.

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

The Greeley County sighting report from eBird.

Since O'Connor is near Howard County and also Boone County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Howard County

Sighting report for Boone 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 O'Connor.

How Far From O'Connor 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 O'Connor to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Greeley [Map], which is the Seat of Greeley County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 103 miles [165.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from O'Connor to Lincoln, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,141 miles [1,836.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 45 days and walking would take 65 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,574 miles [10,579.8 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 7,330 miles [11,796.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,241 miles [8,434.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named O'Connor ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name O'Connor.

While the name O'Connor is unique within Nebraska, we know of one more community in Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of O'Connor, we know of 2 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Communities outside of Nebraska

Communities located internationally


Communities Outside of Nebraska

Ontario

Our profile page for O'Connor   [Map]

Distance: About 803 miles [1,292.3 km] to the Northeast.


Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Australia

- Western Australia   [Map]

Distance: About 10,440 miles [16,801.6 km] to the West

- Australian Capital Territory   [Map]

Distance: About 8,838 miles [14,223.4 km] to the West Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near O'Connor ...

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.

Archer   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Southeast of O'Connor   [Map]

Cedar Rapids   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Elba   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Farwell   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Headquarters (Historic)   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Hord   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Howard City   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Rockville   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Stokes Ranch   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Timber Creek   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Worms   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Greeley County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for O'Connor. 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 '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- O'Connor) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in O'Connor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5106, Longitude: -98.4740     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for O'Connor 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 O'Connor 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 321.899 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.852 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.211 degrees.

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