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The location of Oshkosh









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Oshkosh 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 Oshkosh. 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 Oshkosh.

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

The Garden County sighting report from eBird.

Since Oshkosh is near Keith County and also Deuel County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Keith County

Sighting report for Deuel 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 Oshkosh.

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

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

  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 296 miles [476.4 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Oshkosh to Lincoln, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 17 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,342 miles [2,159.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 53 days and walking would take 77 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,699 miles [10,781 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 7,461 miles [12,007.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,387 miles [8,669.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Oshkosh ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Oshkosh.

Within Nebraska, there is just one other community named Oshkosh. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 3 communities in the United States - with 4 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Nebraska

Communities outside of Nebraska


Communities Outside of Nebraska

Louisiana

Natchitoches Parish

Our profile page for Oshkosh, Natchitoches Parish   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 827 miles [1,330.9 km] to the Southeast.

North Dakota

Wells County

Our profile page for Oshkosh, Wells County

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

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

Wisconsin

Winnebago County

Our profile page for Oshkosh, Winnebago County   [Map]

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oshkosh ...

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.

Arthur   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the East of Oshkosh   [Map]

Big Springs   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Huntsman   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Julesburg (CO)   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Lodgepole   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Martin   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Mumper   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the North   [Map]

Rackett   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the North   [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 Oshkosh. 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.

Kathleen Eileen Hooker Robinson

Actress. She was born in Julesburg (Colorado) on Monday January 23, 1922 and died in La Canada-Flintridge (California) on Monday July 28, 1958 at an age of 36. She was buried at Kohlerlawn Cemetery (Canyon County, Idaho) [Map].

Julesburg [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Oshkosh

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kathleen Eileen Hooker Robinson<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Nebraska

About Garden County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Oshkosh: www.ci.oshkosh.ne.us/

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oshkosh. 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 Oshkosh

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oshkosh. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4067, Longitude: -102.3457     [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 Oshkosh 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 324.706 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 323.095 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.315 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 Oshkosh, 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 Oshkosh 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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