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Palisade, Nebraska

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The location of Palisade

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Palisade 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 Palisade. 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 Palisade.

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

The Hayes County sighting report from eBird.

Since Palisade is near Hitchcock County and also Chase County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Hitchcock County

Sighting report for Chase 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

The website, centered on Palisade.

How Far From Palisade to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a village such as Palisade to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Hayes Center [Map], which is the Seat of Hayes County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Palisade to Hayes Center, 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 233 miles [375 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,280 miles [2,060 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 50 days and walking would take 73 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,721 miles [10,816.4 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 7,479 miles [12,036.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,395 miles [8,682.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Palisade ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Palisade.

While the name Palisade is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Nebraska


Mesa County

Our profile page for Palisade, Mesa County   [Map]

Distance: About 394 miles [634.1 km] to the West.


Aitkin County

Our profile page for Palisade, Aitkin County   [Map]

Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the Northeast.


Eureka County

Our profile page for Palisade, Eureka County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 791 miles [1,273 km] to the West.

New Jersey

Bergen County

Our profile page for Palisade, Bergen County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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

South Dakota

Minnehaha County

Our profile page for Palisade, Minnehaha County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Palisade ...

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.

Beverly   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast of Palisade   [Map]

Blanche (Historic)   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Catherine (Historic)   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Enders   -   23 miles [37 km] to the West   [Map]

Hamlet   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

McCook   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Ough   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Quick   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the East   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Hayes County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Hayes County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Palisade) 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 Palisade. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Palisade

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palisade. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3484, Longitude: -101.1075     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Palisade 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 Palisade 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 323.722 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 321.829 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.802 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 Palisade, 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 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 Palisade 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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