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Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Oliver 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 Oliver. 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 Oliver.

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

The Kimball County sighting report from eBird.

Since Oliver is near Laramie County and also Banner County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Laramie County

Sighting report for Banner 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 Oliver.

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

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

  • Kimball [Map], which is the Seat of Kimball County, lies just to the East.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 370 miles [595.5 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Oliver to Lincoln, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 21 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 15 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,417 miles [2,280.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 56 days and walking would take 81 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,752 miles [10,866.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,515 miles [12,094.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,447 miles [8,766.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Oliver ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Oliver.

While the name Oliver is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 25 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Alabama

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Oliver, Lauderdale County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,000 miles [1,609.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Arkansas

Scott County

Our profile page for Oliver, Scott County   [Map]

Distance: About 675 miles [1,086.3 km] to the Southeast.

British Columbia

Our profile page for Oliver   [Map]

Distance: About 940 miles [1,512.8 km] to the Northwest.

California

Yuba County

Our profile page for Oliver, Yuba County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 948 miles [1,525.7 km] to the West.

Colorado

Gunnison County

Our profile page for Oliver, Gunnison County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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

Georgia

Screven County

Our profile page for Oliver, Screven County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,363 miles [2,193.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Illinois

Edgar County

Our profile page for Oliver, Edgar County   [Map]

Distance: About 854 miles [1,374.4 km] to the East.

Whiteside County

Our profile page for Oliver, Whiteside County   [Map]

Distance: About 709 miles [1,141 km] to the East.

Indiana

Posey County

Our profile page for Oliver, Posey County   [Map]

Distance: About 874 miles [1,406.6 km] to the East.

Kansas

Haskell County

Our profile page for Oliver, Haskell County

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

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

Kentucky

Greenup County

Our profile page for Oliver, Greenup County

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

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

Louisiana

Iberia Parish

Our profile page for Oliver, Iberia Parish

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

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

Ouachita Parish

Our profile page for Oliver, Ouachita Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 879 miles [1,414.6 km] to the Southeast.

Saint Bernard Parish

Our profile page for Oliver, Saint Bernard Parish

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

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

Tangipahoa Parish

Our profile page for Oliver, Tangipahoa Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 1,049 miles [1,688.2 km] to the Southeast.

Michigan

Huron County

Our profile page for Oliver, Huron County

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

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

Missouri

Macon County

Our profile page for Oliver, Macon County

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

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

North Carolina

Johnston County

Our profile page for Oliver, Johnston County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,431 miles [2,303 km] to the East.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Oliver   [Map]

Distance: About 2,029 miles [3,265.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Ontario

Our profile page for Oliver   [Map]

Distance: About 1,070 miles [1,722 km] to the East.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Oliver, Allegheny County

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

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

Fayette County

Our profile page for Oliver, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,261 miles [2,029.4 km] to the East.

South Carolina

Charleston County

Our profile page for Oliver, Charleston County

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

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

Virginia

Hanover County

Our profile page for Oliver, Hanover County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,411 miles [2,270.8 km] to the East.

Wisconsin

Douglas County

Our profile page for Oliver, Douglas County   [Map]

Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oliver ...

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.

Burns (WY)   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the West of Oliver   [Map]

Carpenter (WY)   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Grover (CO)   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Harrisburg   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Hawk Springs (WY)   -   45 miles [72.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Potter   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the East   [Map]

Terrytown   -   43 miles [69.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Wycross (WY)   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the Northwest   [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 Oliver. 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.

Ken Sailors

Professional basketball. He was born in Bushnell (Nebraska) on Friday January 14, 1921 and died in Laramie (Wyoming) on Saturday January 30, 2016 at an age of 95. He was buried at Greenhill Cemetery (Albany County, Wyoming) [Map].

Bushnell [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Oliver

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ken Sailors<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Nebraska Community

About Kimball County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kimball County: www.co.kimball.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oliver) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oliver. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2294, Longitude: -103.7880     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oliver 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 Oliver 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 325.761 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.304 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 317.131 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Oliver, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Oliver 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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<9>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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