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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Perry 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 Perry. 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 Perry.

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

The Red Willow County sighting report from eBird.

Since Perry is near Hitchcock County and also Frontier County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Hitchcock County

Sighting report for Frontier 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 Perry.

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

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

  • McCook [Map], which is the Seat of Red Willow County, lies just to the East.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 215 miles [346 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Perry to Lincoln, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,260 miles [2,027.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 50 days and walking would take 72 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,717 miles [10,810 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 7,474 miles [12,028.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,387 miles [8,669.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Perry ...

We have found 38 communities that share the name Perry.

While the name Perry is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 38 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Arkansas

Perry County

Our profile page for Perry, Perry County   [Map]

Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the Southeast.

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Perry, Los Angeles County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,063 miles [1,710.7 km] to the West Southwest.

Santa Clara County

Our profile page for Perry, Santa Clara County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,147 miles [1,845.9 km] to the West.

Florida

Taylor County

Our profile page for Perry, Taylor County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,188 miles [1,911.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Georgia

Houston County

Our profile page for Perry, Houston County   [Map]

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

Illinois

Jackson County

Our profile page for Perry, Jackson County

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

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

Pike County

Our profile page for Perry, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the East.

Iowa

Dallas County

Our profile page for Perry, Dallas County   [Map]

Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Kansas

Atchison County

Our profile page for Perry, Atchison County

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

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

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Perry, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Kentucky

Jessamine County

Our profile page for Perry, Jessamine County

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

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

Louisiana

Vermilion Parish

Our profile page for Perry, Vermilion Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 857 miles [1,379.2 km] to the Southeast.

Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Perry, Aroostook County

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

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Perry, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,728 miles [2,780.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Michigan

Shiawassee County

Our profile page for Perry, Shiawassee County   [Map]

Distance: About 870 miles [1,400.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Mississippi

Stone County

Our profile page for Perry, Stone County   [Map]

Distance: About 922 miles [1,483.8 km] to the Southeast.

Missouri

Ralls County

Our profile page for Perry, Ralls County   [Map]

Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the East.

New Mexico

San Juan County

Our profile page for Perry, San Juan County

This community is historic.<8>

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

New York

Wyoming County

Our profile page for Perry, Wyoming County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,184 miles [1,905.5 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Gaston County

Our profile page for Perry, Gaston County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,107 miles [1,781.5 km] to the East Southeast.

North Dakota

Sargent County

Our profile page for Perry, Sargent County

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

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

Ohio

Lake County

Our profile page for Perry, Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,024 miles [1,648 km] to the East Northeast.

Perry County

Our profile page for Perry, Perry County

This community is historic.

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

Oklahoma

Noble County

Our profile page for Perry, Noble County   [Map]

Distance: About 328 miles [527.9 km] to the Southeast.

Ontario

Our profile page for Perry   [Map]

Distance: About 960 miles [1,545 km] to the Northeast.

Oregon

Union County

Our profile page for Perry, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 950 miles [1,528.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Perry, Berks County

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

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

Forest County

Our profile page for Perry, Forest County

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

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

South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Perry, Aiken County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,160 miles [1,866.8 km] to the East Southeast.

South Dakota

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Perry, Lawrence County

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

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

Tennessee

Madison County

Our profile page for Perry, Madison County

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

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

Texas

Falls County

Our profile page for Perry, Falls County   [Map]

Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the South Southeast.

Utah

Box Elder County

Our profile page for Perry, Box Elder County   [Map]

Distance: About 596 miles [959.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Salt Lake County

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

Distance: About 587 miles [944.7 km] to the West.

Vermont

Caledonia County

Our profile page for Perry, Caledonia County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,483 miles [2,386.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Washington

Columbia County

Our profile page for Perry, Columbia County

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

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

Franklin County

Our profile page for Perry, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 979 miles [1,575.5 km] to the West Northwest.

West Virginia

Hardy County

Our profile page for Perry, Hardy County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,173 miles [1,887.8 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Perry ...

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.

Beverly   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West of Perry   [Map]

Cedar Bluffs (KS)   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Freedom   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Hamlet   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Marion   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Quick   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Red Willow   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Nebraska

About Red Willow County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Red Willow County: www.co.red-willow.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 from Point A (ie- Perry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Perry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2103, Longitude: -100.7229     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Perry 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 Perry 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 323.432 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 321.476 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.618 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Perry 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 Perry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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