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Paxton, Nebraska

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The location of Paxton

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Paxton 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 Paxton. 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 Paxton.

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

The Keith County sighting report from eBird.

Since Paxton is near Lincoln County and also Perkins County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Lincoln County

Sighting report for Perkins 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 Paxton.

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

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

  • Ogallala [Map], which is the Seat of Keith County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Paxton to Ogallala, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 243 miles [391.1 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,291 miles [2,077.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 51 days and walking would take 74 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,685 miles [10,758.5 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 7,445 miles [11,981.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,365 miles [8,634.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Paxton ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Paxton.

While the name Paxton is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 19 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Plumas County

Our profile page for Paxton, Plumas County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,030 miles [1,657.6 km] to the West.


Walton County

Our profile page for Paxton, Walton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,090 miles [1,754.2 km] to the Southeast.


Charlton County

Our profile page for Paxton, Charlton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,285 miles [2,068 km] to the East Southeast.

Liberty County

Our profile page for Paxton, Liberty County

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

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


Ford County

Our profile page for Paxton, Ford County   [Map]

Distance: About 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the East.


Sullivan County

Our profile page for Paxton, Sullivan County   [Map]

Distance: About 751 miles [1,208.6 km] to the East.


Harvey County

Our profile page for Paxton, Harvey County   [Map]

Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the Southeast.


Breathitt County

Our profile page for Paxton, Breathitt County   [Map]

Distance: About 984 miles [1,583.6 km] to the East.


Worcester County

Our profile page for Paxton, Worcester County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,511 miles [2,431.7 km] to the East Northeast.


Alpena County

Our profile page for Paxton, Alpena County   [Map]

Distance: About 932 miles [1,499.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Genesee County

Our profile page for Paxton, Genesee County

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

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


Dawson County

Our profile page for Paxton, Dawson County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 490 miles [788.6 km] to the North Northwest.


Summit County

Our profile page for Paxton, Summit County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,021 miles [1,643.1 km] to the East.


Jefferson County

Our profile page for Paxton, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,025 miles [1,649.6 km] to the West Northwest.


Dauphin County

Our profile page for Paxton, Dauphin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,271 miles [2,045.5 km] to the East.

South Dakota

Gregory County

Our profile page for Paxton, Gregory County

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

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


Shelby County

Our profile page for Paxton, Shelby County   [Map]

Distance: About 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the Southeast.


Adams County

Our profile page for Paxton, Adams County   [Map]

Distance: About 919 miles [1,479 km] to the West Northwest.

West Virginia

Clay County

Our profile page for Paxton, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,083 miles [1,742.9 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Paxton ...

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.

Coker   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East of Paxton   [Map]

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

Elsie   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the South   [Map]

Grant   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Keystone   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Martin   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Village Square   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the East   [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 Paxton. 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.

Gary Galen Glick

Professional football. He was born in Grant (Nebraska) on Wednesday May 14, 1930 and died in Fort Collins (Colorado) on Wednesday February 11, 2015 at an age of 84.

Grant [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Paxton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Galen Glick<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nebraska

About Keith County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Keith County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Paxton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1229, Longitude: -101.3556     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Paxton 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 Paxton 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 323.959 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 322.195 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.82 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 Paxton 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 Paxton, 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:

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