A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Overland.
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 Overland, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Overland and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Overland and surrounding area.
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 Overland. 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 Overland.
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 Hamilton County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Hamilton County sighting report from eBird.
Since Overland is near Merrick County and also Polk County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:
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 Overland.
How Far From Overland 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 community such as Overland to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Overland and extending to:
Communities Also Named Overland ...
We have found 6 communities that share the name Overland.
While the name Overland is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.
Communities Outside of Nebraska
Saint Louis County
Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the East Southeast.
Our profile page for Overland, Elko County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Elko County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 1,345 miles [2,164.6 km] to the West Northwest.
Distance: About 560 miles [901.2 km] to the South Southeast.
Our profile page for Overland, Mecklenburg County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Mecklenburg County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the West.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Overland ...
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.
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 Overland. 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.
Social activist, educator, author. She was born in Grand Island (Nebraska) on Tueday September 26, 1876 and died in Grand Island (Nebraska) on Monday July 29, 1957 at an age of 80. She was buried at Grand Island Cemetery (Hall County, Nebraska) [Map].
Social activist. She was born in Grand Island (Nebraska) on Sunday November 17, 1878 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday June 19, 1939 at an age of 60. She was buried at Grand Island Cemetery (Hall County, Nebraska) [Map].
John Archer (Born as Ralph Bowman)
Actor. He was born in Osceola (Nebraska) on Saturday May 8, 1915 and died in Redmond (Washington) on Sunday December 5, 1999 at an age of 84.
Henry Fonda (Henry Jaynes Fonda)
Oscar winning actor. He was born in Grand Island (Nebraska) on Tueday May 16, 1905 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday August 12, 1982 at an age of 77.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Overland. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Hamilton County: www.co.hamilton.ne.us/
The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
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This page was last modified: 20 Jul 2019