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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Otoe 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 Otoe. 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 Otoe.

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

The Otoe County sighting report from eBird.

Since Otoe is near Cass County and also Johnson County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Cass County

Sighting report for Johnson 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 Otoe.

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

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

  • Nebraska City [Map], which is the Seat of Otoe County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Otoe to Nebraska City, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 31 miles [49.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,018 miles [1,638.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 58 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,539 miles [10,523.5 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 7,290 miles [11,732.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,190 miles [8,352.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Otoe ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Otoe.

While the name Otoe is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

Kansas

Washington County

Our profile page for Otoe, Washington County

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

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

Oklahoma

Noble County

Our profile page for Otoe, Noble County   [Map]

Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the South Southwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Otoe ...

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.

Burr   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest of Otoe   [Map]

Cook   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Eureka (IA)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Helena (Historic)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Manley   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Murray   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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

Paul   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Union   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Weeping Water   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Wyoming   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

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About Otoe County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Otoe County: www.co.otoe.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Otoe) 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 Otoe. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Otoe

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Otoe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7241, Longitude: -96.1206     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Otoe 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 Otoe 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 320.189 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.778 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.126 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Otoe 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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