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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Palmer 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 Palmer. 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 Palmer.

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

The Merrick County sighting report from eBird.

Since Palmer is near Howard County and also Nance County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Howard County

Sighting report for Nance 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 Palmer.

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

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

  • Central City [Map], which is the Seat of Merrick County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Palmer to Central City, 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 85 miles [136.8 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 most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,130 miles [1,818.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 45 days and walking would take 65 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,583 miles [10,594.3 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 7,338 miles [11,809.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,247 miles [8,444.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Palmer ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Palmer.

While the name Palmer is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 36 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Palmer, Jefferson County

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

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

Alaska

Our profile page for Palmer   [Map]

Distance: About 2,509 miles [4,037.8 km] to the Northwest.

Arkansas

Monroe County

Our profile page for Palmer, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the Southeast.

British Columbia

Our profile page for Palmer   [Map]

Distance: About 1,323 miles [2,129.2 km] to the West Northwest.

California

Santa Barbara County

Our profile page for Palmer, Santa Barbara County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 1,274 miles [2,050.3 km] to the West Southwest.

Florida

Alachua County

Our profile page for Palmer, Alachua County

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

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

Illinois

Christian County

Our profile page for Palmer, Christian County   [Map]

Distance: About 481 miles [774.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Indiana

Lake County

Our profile page for Palmer, Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the East.

Saint Joseph County

Our profile page for Palmer, Saint Joseph County

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

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

Iowa

Pocahontas County

Our profile page for Palmer, Pocahontas County   [Map]

Distance: About 211 miles [339.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Kansas

Ellis County

Our profile page for Palmer, Ellis County

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

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Palmer, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 124 miles [199.6 km] to the South Southeast.

Kentucky

Estill County

Our profile page for Palmer, Estill County   [Map]

Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Palmer, Carroll County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,107 miles [1,781.5 km] to the East.

Massachusetts

Hampden County

Our profile page for Palmer, Hampden County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,333 miles [2,145.3 km] to the East.

Michigan

Baraga County

Our profile page for Palmer, Baraga County

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

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

Marquette County

Our profile page for Palmer, Marquette County   [Map]

Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the Northeast.

Minnesota

Waseca County

Our profile page for Palmer, Waseca County   [Map]

Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the Northeast.

Mississippi

Forrest County

Our profile page for Palmer, Forrest County

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

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

Missouri

Washington County

Our profile page for Palmer, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the East Southeast.

New York

Saratoga County

Our profile page for Palmer, Saratoga County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,252 miles [2,014.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Ontario

Our profile page for Palmer   [Map]

Distance: About 951 miles [1,530.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Oregon

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Palmer, Multnomah County

This community is historic.

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

Pennsylvania

Crawford County

Our profile page for Palmer, Crawford County   [Map]

Distance: About 921 miles [1,482.2 km] to the East.

Fayette County

Our profile page for Palmer, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 964 miles [1,551.4 km] to the East.

Warren County

Our profile page for Palmer, Warren County

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

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

Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Palmer   [Map]

Distance: About 711 miles [1,144.2 km] to the North Northwest.

South Dakota

Deuel County

Our profile page for Palmer, Deuel County

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

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

Tennessee

Grundy County

Our profile page for Palmer, Grundy County   [Map]

Distance: About 797 miles [1,282.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Texas

Cameron County

Our profile page for Palmer, Cameron County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,046 miles [1,683.4 km] to the South.

Ellis County

Our profile page for Palmer, Ellis County   [Map]

Distance: About 613 miles [986.5 km] to the South.

Virginia

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Palmer, Lancaster County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,191 miles [1,916.7 km] to the East.

Salem City

Our profile page for Palmer, Salem City   [Map]

Distance: About 1,008 miles [1,622.2 km] to the East.

Washington

King County

Our profile page for Palmer, King County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,236 miles [1,989.1 km] to the West Northwest.

West Virginia

Braxton County

Our profile page for Palmer, Braxton County   [Map]

Distance: About 950 miles [1,528.9 km] to the East.

Wisconsin

Saint Croix County

Our profile page for Palmer, Saint Croix County   [Map]

Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Palmer ...

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   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast of Palmer   [Map]

Elba   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Hord   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Overland   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Riverside Park   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Timber Creek   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Worms   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [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 Palmer. 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 south of Palmer

Grand Island [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Palmer

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 south of Palmer

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Grace Abbott

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 south of Palmer

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry Fonda

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Nebraska

About Merrick County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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- Palmer) 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 Palmer. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Palmer

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palmer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2224, Longitude: -98.2598     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Palmer 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 Palmer 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 321.73 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.621 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.15 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 Palmer 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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<8>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 Palmer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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