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Introduction ...

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.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Overland 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 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:

Sighting report for Merrick County

Sighting report for Polk 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 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:

  • Aurora [Map], which is the Seat of Hamilton County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Overland to Aurora, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 69 miles [111 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,115 miles [1,794.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 44 days and walking would take 64 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,582 miles [10,592.7 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 7,337 miles [11,807.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,243 miles [8,437.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

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

Missouri

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Overland, Saint Louis County   [Map]

Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Nevada

Elko County

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.

Oregon

Coos County

Our profile page for Overland, Coos County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,345 miles [2,164.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Texas

Hopkins County

Our profile page for Overland, Hopkins County   [Map]

Distance: About 560 miles [901.2 km] to the South Southeast.

Virginia

Mecklenburg County

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.

Wyoming

Carbon County

Our profile page for Overland, Carbon County   [Map]

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.

Archer   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest of Overland   [Map]

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

Hord   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hordville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Murphy   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Paddock   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

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

Riverside Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Worms   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [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 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.

Edith Abbott

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].

Grand Island [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Overland

Grand Island [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Overland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edith Abbott<9>

Grace Abbott

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].

Grand Island [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Overland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Grace Abbott

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.

Osceola [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Overland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Archer

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.

Grand Island [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Overland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry Fonda

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Nebraska

About Hamilton County

About Nebraska

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/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Overland) 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 Overland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Overland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Overland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0787, Longitude: -97.9875     [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 Overland 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 321.527 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.369 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.032 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 Overland, 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 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 Overland 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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