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The location of O'Fallons









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Lincoln County sighting report from eBird.

Since O'Fallons is near Keith County and also Perkins County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Keith County

Sighting report for Perkins 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'Fallons.

How Far From O'Fallons 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'Fallons 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'Fallons and extending to:

  • North Platte [Map], which is the Seat of Lincoln County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from O'Fallons to North Platte, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 229 miles [368.5 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,276 miles [2,053.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 50 days and walking would take 73 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,675 miles [10,742.4 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 7,434 miles [11,963.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,353 miles [8,614.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near O'Fallons ...

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.

Coker   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest of O'Fallons   [Map]

Dickens   -   23 miles [37 km] to the South   [Map]

Elsie   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hershey   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Keith   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Keystone   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Tryon   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Village Square   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nebraska

About Lincoln County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.ne.us/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- O'Fallons) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in O'Fallons. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1603, Longitude: -101.0771     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for O'Fallons 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'Fallons 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 323.759 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 321.966 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.664 degrees.

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