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Paul, Nebraska

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The location of Paul

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Paul 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 Paul. 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 Paul.

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

The Otoe County sighting report from eBird.

Since Paul is near Nemaha County and also Fremont County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Nemaha County

Sighting report for Fremont 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 Paul.

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

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

  • Nebraska City [Map], which is the Seat of Otoe County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 44 miles [70.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Paul to Lincoln, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,006 miles [1,619 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 58 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,538 miles [10,521.9 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 7,289 miles [11,730.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,187 miles [8,347.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Paul ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Paul.

While the name Paul is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Nebraska


Conecuh County

Our profile page for Paul, Conecuh County   [Map]

Distance: About 818 miles [1,316.4 km] to the Southeast.


Echols County

Our profile page for Paul, Echols County

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

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


Minidoka County

Our profile page for Paul, Minidoka County   [Map]

Distance: About 932 miles [1,499.9 km] to the West Northwest.


Kent County

Our profile page for Paul, Kent County

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

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


Tallahatchie County

Our profile page for Paul, Tallahatchie County   [Map]

Distance: About 565 miles [909.3 km] to the Southeast.


Davis County

Our profile page for Paul, Davis County   [Map]

Distance: About 836 miles [1,345.4 km] to the West.

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Paul, Salt Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 834 miles [1,342.2 km] to the West.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Paul ...

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.

Cook   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest of Paul   [Map]

Eureka (IA)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Julian   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Nebraska City   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Union   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Wyoming   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nebraska

About Otoe County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Otoe 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Paul) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Paul. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5953, Longitude: -95.8967     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Paul 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 Paul 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 320.025 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.572 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.036 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 Paul 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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