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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Pawnee City 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 Pawnee City. 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 Pawnee City.

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

The Pawnee County sighting report from eBird.

Since Pawnee City is near Richardson County and also Marshall County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Richardson County

Sighting report for Marshall 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 Pawnee City.

How Far From Pawnee City 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 city such as Pawnee City to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 56 miles [90.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Pawnee City to Lincoln, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,019 miles [1,639.9 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take over 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 6,573 miles [10,578.2 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 7,323 miles [11,785.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,220 miles [8,400.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pawnee City ...

While the name Pawnee City is unique within Nebraska, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

Kansas

Geary County

Our profile page for Pawnee City, Geary County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pawnee City ...

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.

Crab Orchard   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest of Pawnee City   [Map]

Elk Creek   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Humboldt   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Liberty   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Mayberry   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Mission (Historic)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Table Rock   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Violet (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Virginia   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [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 Pawnee City. 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.

Harold Lloyd

Actor, comedian. He was born in Burchard (Nebraska) on Thursday April 20, 1893 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Monday March 8, 1971 at an age of 77. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Burchard [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Pawnee City

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Lloyd<8>

Robert Taylor     (Born as Spangler Arlington Brugh)

Actor. He was born in Filley (Nebraska) on Saturday August 5, 1911 and died in Santa Monica (California) on Sunday June 8, 1969 at an age of 57. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Filley [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Pawnee City

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Taylor

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Nebraska

About Pawnee County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pawnee County: www.co.pawnee.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pawnee City) 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 Pawnee City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pawnee City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pawnee City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1104, Longitude: -96.1525     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pawnee City 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 Pawnee City 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 320.177 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.686 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.259 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Pawnee City 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>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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