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The location of Peru









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Peru 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 Peru. 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 Peru.

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

The Nemaha County sighting report from eBird.

Since Peru is near Atchison County and also Otoe County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Atchison County

Sighting report for Otoe 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 Peru.

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

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

  • Auburn [Map], which is the Seat of Nemaha County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 55 miles [88.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Peru 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 997 miles [1,604.5 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 39 days and walking would take 57 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,539 miles [10,523.5 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 7,289 miles [11,730.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,186 miles [8,346.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Peru ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Peru.

While the name Peru is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 25 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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IowaMichiganOntarioWyoming

Arkansas

Randolph County

Our profile page for Peru, Randolph County

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

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

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Peru, Hillsborough County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 1,156 miles [1,860.4 km] to the Southeast.

Illinois

La Salle County

Our profile page for Peru, La Salle County   [Map]

Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the East.

Indiana

Miami County

Our profile page for Peru, Miami County   [Map]

Distance: About 506 miles [814.3 km] to the East.

Iowa

Madison County

Our profile page for Peru, 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.

Kansas

Allen County

Our profile page for Peru, Allen County

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

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

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Peru, Chautauqua County   [Map]

Distance: About 235 miles [378.2 km] to the South.

Kentucky

Oldham County

Our profile page for Peru, Oldham County

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

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

Maine

Oxford County

Our profile page for Peru, Oxford County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,313 miles [2,113.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Massachusetts

Berkshire County

Our profile page for Peru, Berkshire County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,178 miles [1,895.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Michigan

Our profile page for Peru

This community is historic.

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

Missouri

Bates County

Our profile page for Peru, Bates County   [Map]

Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the South Southeast.

New York

Clinton County

Our profile page for Peru, Clinton County   [Map]

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

Onondaga County

Our profile page for Peru, Onondaga County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,008 miles [1,622.2 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Haywood County

Our profile page for Peru, Haywood County

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

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

Onslow County

Our profile page for Peru, Onslow County   [Map]

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

Ohio

Hardin County

Our profile page for Peru, Hardin County

This community is historic.

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

Huron County

Our profile page for Peru, Huron County   [Map]

Distance: About 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the East.

Wyandot County

Our profile page for Peru, Wyandot County

This community is historic.

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

Ontario

Our profile page for Peru   [Map]

Distance: About 837 miles [1,347 km] to the East Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Centre County

Our profile page for Peru, Centre County   [Map]

Distance: About 939 miles [1,511.2 km] to the East.

Vermont

Bennington County

Our profile page for Peru, Bennington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,185 miles [1,907.1 km] to the East Northeast.

West Virginia

Hardy County

Our profile page for Peru, Hardy County   [Map]

Distance: About 891 miles [1,433.9 km] to the East.

Wisconsin

Portage County

Our profile page for Peru, Portage County   [Map]

Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the Northeast.

Wyoming

Sweetwater County

Our profile page for Peru, Sweetwater County   [Map]

Distance: About 724 miles [1,165.2 km] to the West.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Peru ...

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.

Corning (MO)   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast of Peru   [Map]

Eureka (IA)   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Farmers City (MO)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]

High Creek (IA)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Julian   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Minersville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Nebraska City   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Rock Port (MO)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Wyoming   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Nebraska

About Nemaha County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Peru) 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 Peru. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Peru

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peru. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4785, Longitude: -95.7314     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Peru 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 Peru 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 319.904 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.417 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.974 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 Peru 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 Peru, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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