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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Orum 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 Orum. 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 Orum.

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

The Washington County sighting report from eBird.

Since Orum is near Dodge County and also Douglas County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Dodge County

Sighting report for Douglas 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 Orum.

How Far From Orum to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Orum to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Blair [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies just to the East.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 55 miles [88.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Orum to Lincoln, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,028 miles [1,654.4 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 59 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,501 miles [10,462.3 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 7,254 miles [11,674.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,157 miles [8,299.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Orum ...

While the name Orum is unique within Nebraska, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

South Carolina

Florence County

Our profile page for Orum, Florence County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,044 miles [1,680.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Orum ...

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.

Blair   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East of Orum   [Map]

California Junction (IA)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Craig   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the North   [Map]

De Soto (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Elk City   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Herman   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

King Lake   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Valley   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the South   [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 Orum. 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.

Art Babbit     (Born as Arthur Harold Babitsky)

Animator. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Tueday October 8, 1907 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday March 4, 1992 at an age of 84. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Orum

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Babbit<7>

Lee Beggs

Actor. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Saturday December 3, 1870 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday November 18, 1943 at an age of 72. He was buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Orum

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lee Beggs

Bob Boozer     (Robert Louis Boozer)

Professional basketball. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Monday April 26, 1937 and died in Omaha (Nebraska) on Saturday May 19, 2012 at an age of 75. He was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Douglas County, Nebraska) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Orum

Omaha [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Orum

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob Boozer

Marlon Brando

Oscar winning actor, director, activist. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Thursday April 3, 1924 and died in Westwood (California) on Thursday July 1, 2004 at an age of 80.

Omaha [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Orum

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marlon Brando

Samuel Earl 'Wahoo Sam' Crawford

Major League Baseball. He was born in Wahoo (Nebraska) on Sunday April 18, 1880 and died in Hollywood (California) on Saturday June 15, 1968 at an age of 88. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Wahoo [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Orum

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel Earl 'Wahoo Sam' Crawford

Gerald Ford     (Born as Leslie Lynch King)

38th President of the US (1974 - 1977). He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Monday July 14, 1913 and died in Rancho Mirage (California) on Tueday December 26, 2006 at an age of 93.

Omaha [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Orum

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gerald Ford

Hoot Gibson     (Born as Edmund Richard Gibson)

Actor, rodeo champion. He was born in Tekamah (Nebraska) on Saturday August 6, 1892 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Thursday August 23, 1962 at an age of 70. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Tekamah [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Orum

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hoot Gibson

Buddy Miles     (George Allen Miles, Jr.)

Musician. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Friday September 5, 1947 and died in Austin (Texas) on Tueday February 26, 2008 at an age of 60.

Omaha [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Orum

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Buddy Miles

Anne Ramsey     (Born as Anne Mobley)

Actress. She was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Wednesday March 27, 1929 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday August 11, 1988 at an age of 59. She was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Douglas County, Nebraska) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Orum

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Ramsey

Angelo Rossitto     (Angelo Salvatore Rossitto)

Actor, sideshow performer. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Tueday February 18, 1908 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday September 21, 1991 at an age of 83. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Orum

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Angelo Rossitto

Carl David 'Winky' Smith

Professional hockey. He was born in Cache Bay (Ontario) on Tueday September 18, 1917 and died in Omaha (Nebraska) on Sunday January 8, 1967 at an age of 49. He was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Douglas County, Nebraska) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Orum

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carl David 'Winky' Smith

Charles Frederick 'Skip' Stephenson

Comedian, actor, musician. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Thursday April 18, 1940 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday May 18, 1992 at an age of 52. He was buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (Douglas County, Nebraska) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Orum

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Frederick 'Skip' Stephenson

Lalomie Washburn

Singer, songwriter. She was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Monday August 25, 1941 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday September 18, 2004 at an age of 63. She was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Orum

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lalomie Washburn

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Washington County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.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- Orum) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orum. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5458, Longitude: -96.2706     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Orum 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 Orum 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 320.335 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.05 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.043 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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