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The location of Paplin









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Paplin, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Paplin and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Paplin 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 Paplin. 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 Paplin.

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

The Howard County sighting report from eBird.

Since Paplin is near Sherman County and also Greeley County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Sherman County

Sighting report for Greeley 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 Paplin.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Paplin once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Paplin and extending to:

  • Saint Paul [Map], which is the Seat of Howard County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Paplin to Saint Paul, with an average speed<3> 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 110 miles [177 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,154 miles [1,857.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 45 days and walking would take 66 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,595 miles [10,613.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,351 miles [11,830.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,261 miles [8,466.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Paplin ...

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.

Cairo   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the South of Paplin   [Map]

Elba   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Farwell   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Hazard   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Howard City   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Rockville   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Sweetwater   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Worms   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Paplin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Paplin) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Paplin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2803, Longitude: -98.7367     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Paplin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Paplin to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 322.074 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.027 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.392 degrees.

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