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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Osmond 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 Osmond. 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 Osmond.

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

The Pierce County sighting report from eBird.

Since Osmond is near Cedar County and also Knox County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Cedar County

Sighting report for Knox 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 Osmond.

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

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

  • Pierce [Map], which is the Seat of Pierce County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Osmond to Pierce, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 116 miles [186.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,100 miles [1,770.3 km] to the East (E). Driving 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 6,500 miles [10,460.7 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 7,256 miles [11,677.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,167 miles [8,315.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Osmond ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Osmond.

While the name Osmond is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Osmond   [Map]

Distance: About 1,886 miles [3,035.2 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Caswell County

Our profile page for Osmond, Caswell County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,062 miles [1,709.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Wyoming

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Osmond, Lincoln County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Osmond ...

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.

Center   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northwest of Osmond   [Map]

Constance   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Magnet   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Meadow Grove   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the South   [Map]

Pierce   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Plainview   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Randolph   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Wee Town   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [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 Osmond. 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.

James Coburn     (James Harrison Coburn III)

Actor. He was born in Laurel (Nebraska) on Friday August 31, 1928 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Monday November 18, 2002 at an age of 74. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Laurel [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Osmond

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Coburn<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Nebraska

About Pierce County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pierce County: www.co.pierce.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Osmond) 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 Osmond. 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 Osmond

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Osmond. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3610, Longitude: -97.5969     [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 Osmond 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 321.314 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.281 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.583 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 Osmond 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>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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