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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Osceola 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 Osceola. 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 Osceola.

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

The Polk County sighting report from eBird.

Since Osceola is near Merrick County and also York County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Merrick County

Sighting report for York 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 Osceola.

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

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

  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 50 miles [80.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Osceola 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 most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,093 miles [1,759 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 43 days and walking would take 63 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,562 miles [10,560.5 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 7,316 miles [11,774 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,222 miles [8,404 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Osceola ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Osceola.

While the name Osceola is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 32 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Arkansas

Mississippi County

Our profile page for Osceola, Mississippi County   [Map]

Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the Southeast.

Florida

Alachua County

Our profile page for Osceola, Alachua County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

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

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Osceola, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,246 miles [2,005.2 km] to the Southeast.

Seminole County

Our profile page for Osceola, Seminole County   [Map]

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

Georgia

Oconee County

Our profile page for Osceola, Oconee County

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

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

Illinois

Stark County

Our profile page for Osceola, Stark County   [Map]

Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the East.

Indiana

Saint Joseph County

Our profile page for Osceola, Saint Joseph County   [Map]

Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the East.

Iowa

Clarke County

Our profile page for Osceola, Clarke County   [Map]

Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the East.

Kentucky

Green County

Our profile page for Osceola, Green County

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

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

Louisiana

Tangipahoa Parish

Our profile page for Osceola, Tangipahoa Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 831 miles [1,337.4 km] to the South Southeast.

Tensas Parish

Our profile page for Osceola, Tensas Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 724 miles [1,165.2 km] to the South Southeast.

Massachusetts

Berkshire County

Our profile page for Osceola, Berkshire County

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

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

Michigan

Houghton County

Our profile page for Osceola, Houghton County   [Map]

Distance: About 613 miles [986.5 km] to the Northeast.

Missouri

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Osceola, Saint Clair County   [Map]

Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the Southeast.

Nevada

White Pine County

Our profile page for Osceola, White Pine County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 899 miles [1,446.8 km] to the West.

New Mexico

Sierra County

Our profile page for Osceola, Sierra County

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

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

New York

Lewis County

Our profile page for Osceola, Lewis County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,122 miles [1,805.7 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Guilford County

Our profile page for Osceola, Guilford County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,022 miles [1,644.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Union County

Our profile page for Osceola, Union County

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

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

Ohio

Warren County

Our profile page for Osceola, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the East.

Oklahoma

Custer County

Our profile page for Osceola, Custer County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 384 miles [618 km] to the South Southwest.

Ontario

Our profile page for Osceola   [Map]

Distance: About 1,074 miles [1,728.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Centre County

Our profile page for Osceola, Centre County

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

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

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Osceola, Clearfield County

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

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

Tioga County

Our profile page for Osceola, Tioga County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,042 miles [1,676.9 km] to the East.

South Carolina

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Osceola, Lancaster County

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

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

South Dakota

Kingsbury County

Our profile page for Osceola, Kingsbury County   [Map]

Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the North.

Texas

Hill County

Our profile page for Osceola, Hill County   [Map]

Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the South.

Virginia

Washington County

Our profile page for Osceola, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 896 miles [1,442 km] to the East Southeast.

Washington

King County

Our profile page for Osceola, King County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,275 miles [2,051.9 km] to the West Northwest.

West Virginia

Randolph County

Our profile page for Osceola, Randolph County   [Map]

Distance: About 961 miles [1,546.6 km] to the East.

Wisconsin

Polk County

Our profile page for Osceola, Polk County   [Map]

Distance: About 375 miles [603.5 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Osceola ...

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.

Havens   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest of Osceola   [Map]

Hordville   -   18 miles [29 km] to the West   [Map]

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

Polk   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Rising City   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Silver Creek   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Surprise   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Swedehome   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Waco   -   19 miles [30.6 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 Osceola. 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.

John Archer     (Born as Ralph Bowman)

Actor. He was born in Osceola on Saturday May 8, 1915 and died in Redmond (Washington) on Sunday December 5, 1999 at an age of 84.

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Archer<9>

Andrew Higgins     (Andrew Jackson Higgins)

Inventor, shipbuilder, industrialist. He was born in Columbus (Nebraska) on Saturday August 28, 1886 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Friday August 1, 1952 at an age of 66. He was buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Columbus [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Osceola

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Higgins

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nebraska

About Polk County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Osceola: www.osceolanebraska.com/

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Osceola) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Osceola. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Osceola

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Osceola. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1774, Longitude: -97.5481     [Map].

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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 Osceola 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 321.22 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.026 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.783 degrees.

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<7>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Osceola 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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<8>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 Osceola, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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