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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Owasco 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 Owasco. 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 Owasco.

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

The Kimball County sighting report from eBird.

Since Owasco is near Cheyenne County and also Banner County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Cheyenne County

Sighting report for Banner 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 Owasco.

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

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

  • Kimball [Map], which is the Seat of Kimball County, lies just to the West.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 359 miles [577.8 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Owasco to Lincoln, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 21 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 14 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,406 miles [2,262.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 55 days and walking would take 80 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,745 miles [10,855 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,508 miles [12,083 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,439 miles [8,753.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Owasco ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Owasco.

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


Communities Outside of Nebraska

Indiana

Carroll County

Our profile page for Owasco, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 885 miles [1,424.3 km] to the East.

Missouri

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Owasco, Sullivan County   [Map]

Distance: About 559 miles [899.6 km] to the East.

New York

Cayuga County

Our profile page for Owasco, Cayuga County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,388 miles [2,233.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Owasco ...

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.

Burns (WY)   -   40 miles [64.4 km] to the West of Owasco   [Map]

Carpenter (WY)   -   43 miles [69.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Grover (CO)   -   42 miles [67.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Harrisburg   -   23 miles [37 km] to the North   [Map]

Huntsman   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Jessica (CO)   -   39 miles [62.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Oliver   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Piper   -   39 miles [62.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Potter   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Terrytown   -   42 miles [67.6 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 Owasco. 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.

Ken Sailors

Professional basketball. He was born in Bushnell (Nebraska) on Friday January 14, 1921 and died in Laramie (Wyoming) on Saturday January 30, 2016 at an age of 95. He was buried at Greenhill Cemetery (Albany County, Wyoming) [Map].

Bushnell [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Owasco

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ken Sailors<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Nebraska

About Kimball County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kimball County: www.co.kimball.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Owasco) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Owasco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2394, Longitude: -103.5749     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Owasco 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 Owasco 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 325.603 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.121 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 317.012 degrees.

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<7>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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