A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Olean.
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 Olean, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Olean and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Olean and surrounding area.
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 Olean. 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 Olean.
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 Valley County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Valley County sighting report from eBird.
Since Olean is near Greeley County and also Howard County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:
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 Olean.
How Far From Olean 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 Olean to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Olean and extending to:
Communities Also Named Olean ...
We have found 5 communities that share the name Olean.
Within Nebraska, there is just one other community named Olean. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 4 communities in the United States - with 5 of those located in the United States.
We have broken our list into two sections:
Communities Outside of Nebraska
Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the East.
Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 1,046 miles [1,683.4 km] to the East.
Distance: About 1,007 miles [1,620.6 km] to the East.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Olean ...
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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Olean. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Valley County: www.co.valley.ne.us/
The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/
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This page was last modified: 06 Jun 2019