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Peters, Nebraska

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The location of Peters

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Peters 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 Peters. 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 Peters.

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

The Sheridan County sighting report from eBird.

Since Peters is near Dawes County and also Box Butte County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Dawes County

Sighting report for Box Butte 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 Peters.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Peters once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Peters and extending to:

  • Rushville [Map], which is the Seat of Sheridan County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Peters to Rushville, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 327 miles [526.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 19 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,357 miles [2,183.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 53 days and walking would take 78 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,646 miles [10,695.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,409 miles [11,923.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,342 miles [8,597.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Peters ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Peters.

While the name Peters is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Marshall County

Our profile page for Peters, Marshall County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,052 miles [1,693 km] to the East Southeast.


Lee County

Our profile page for Peters, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 841 miles [1,353.5 km] to the Southeast.


San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Peters, San Joaquin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,017 miles [1,636.7 km] to the West.


Miami-Dade County

Our profile page for Peters, Miami-Dade County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,718 miles [2,764.9 km] to the Southeast.


Madison County

Our profile page for Peters, Madison County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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


Kingman County

Our profile page for Peters, Kingman County

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

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


Lake County

Our profile page for Peters, Lake County

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

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

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Peters, Saint Clair County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,014 miles [1,631.9 km] to the East.

North Dakota

Logan County

Our profile page for Peters, Logan County   [Map]

Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the North Northeast.

South Carolina

Lexington County

Our profile page for Peters, Lexington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,292 miles [2,079.3 km] to the East Southeast.


Austin County

Our profile page for Peters, Austin County   [Map]

Distance: About 943 miles [1,517.6 km] to the South Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Peters ...

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.

Alliance   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Southwest of Peters   [Map]

Bordeaux (Historic)   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Dakota Junction   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Gordon   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Hay Springs   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Jennings (Historic)   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Lulu (Historic)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Rushville   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nebraska

About Sheridan County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Peters, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Peters) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peters. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5055, Longitude: -102.6358     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Peters have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Peters to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 324.994 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 323.553 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.309 degrees.

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<8>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 Peters 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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