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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Webster County sighting report from eBird.

Since Pawnee Village is near Jewell County and also Nuckolls County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Jewell County

Sighting report for Nuckolls 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 Village.

How Far From Pawnee Village 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 Pawnee Village 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 Village and extending to:

  • Red Cloud [Map], which is the Seat of Webster County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 103 miles [165.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Pawnee Village to Lincoln, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,138 miles [1,831.4 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 6,650 miles [10,702.1 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 7,404 miles [11,915.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,308 miles [8,542.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pawnee Village ...

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


Communities Outside of Nebraska

Kansas

Republic County

Our profile page for Pawnee Village, Republic County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pawnee Village ...

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.

Amboy   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest of Pawnee Village   [Map]

Guide Rock   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Hardy   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Lester Junction   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Nelson   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Reamsville (KS)   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Red Cloud   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Superior   -   18 miles [29 km] to the East   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nebraska

About Webster County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pawnee Village. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0586, Longitude: -98.4042     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pawnee Village 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 Village 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 321.759 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.513 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.426 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 Pawnee Village 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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