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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Phillips 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 Phillips. 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 Phillips.

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

The Hamilton County sighting report from eBird.

Since Phillips is near Hall County and also Merrick County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Hall County

Sighting report for Merrick 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 Phillips.

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

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

  • Aurora [Map], which is the Seat of Hamilton County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Phillips to Aurora, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 79 miles [127.1 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,127 miles [1,813.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 44 days and walking would take 64 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,599 miles [10,620.1 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 7,354 miles [11,835.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,260 miles [8,465.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Phillips ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Phillips.

While the name Phillips is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 35 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Alabama

Etowah County

Our profile page for Phillips, Etowah County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 803 miles [1,292.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Arkansas

Craighead County

Our profile page for Phillips, Craighead County   [Map]

Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the Southeast.

California

El Dorado County

Our profile page for Phillips, El Dorado County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,164 miles [1,873.3 km] to the West.

Florida

Duval County

Our profile page for Phillips, Duval County

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

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

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Phillips, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,262 miles [2,031 km] to the Southeast.

Georgia

Madison County

Our profile page for Phillips, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 940 miles [1,512.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Illinois

Fulton County

Our profile page for Phillips, Fulton County

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

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

Iowa

Wapello County

Our profile page for Phillips, Wapello County   [Map]

Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the East.

Kansas

Marshall County

Our profile page for Phillips, Marshall County

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

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

Louisiana

Bienville Parish

Our profile page for Phillips, Bienville Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the South Southeast.

Grant Parish

Our profile page for Phillips, Grant Parish   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 712 miles [1,145.9 km] to the South Southeast.

Maine

Franklin County

Our profile page for Phillips, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,429 miles [2,299.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Michigan

Houghton County

Our profile page for Phillips, Houghton County

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

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

Saginaw County

Our profile page for Phillips, Saginaw County

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

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

Montana

Phillips County

Our profile page for Phillips, Phillips County   [Map]

Distance: About 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the Northwest.

Oklahoma

Coal County

Our profile page for Phillips, Coal County   [Map]

Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the South Southeast.

Pennsylvania

Fayette County

Our profile page for Phillips, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 972 miles [1,564.3 km] to the East.

Potter County

Our profile page for Phillips, Potter County

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

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

Tioga County

Our profile page for Phillips, Tioga County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,073 miles [1,726.8 km] to the East.

South Carolina

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Phillips, Orangeburg County

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

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

Tennessee

Cocke County

Our profile page for Phillips, Cocke County

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

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

Davidson County

Our profile page for Phillips, Davidson County   [Map]

Distance: About 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Hardin County

Our profile page for Phillips, Hardin County   [Map]

Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the East Southeast.

Monroe County

Our profile page for Phillips, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 838 miles [1,348.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Texas

Hutchinson County

Our profile page for Phillips, Hutchinson County   [Map]

Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the South Southwest.

Upshur County

Our profile page for Phillips, Upshur County   [Map]

Distance: About 601 miles [967.2 km] to the South Southeast.

Washington County

Our profile page for Phillips, Washington County

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

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

Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Phillips, Davis County   [Map]

Distance: About 716 miles [1,152.3 km] to the West.

Virginia

Floyd County

Our profile page for Phillips, Floyd County

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

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

Stafford County

Our profile page for Phillips, Stafford County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,116 miles [1,796 km] to the East.

Washington

Lewis County

Our profile page for Phillips, Lewis County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,278 miles [2,056.7 km] to the West Northwest.

West Virginia

Logan County

Our profile page for Phillips, Logan County

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

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

Raleigh County

Our profile page for Phillips, Raleigh County

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

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

Wisconsin

Price County

Our profile page for Phillips, Price County   [Map]

Distance: About 513 miles [825.6 km] to the Northeast.

Wyoming

Laramie County

Our profile page for Phillips, Laramie County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Phillips ...

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.

Archer   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North of Phillips   [Map]

Aurora   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Grand Island   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Hord   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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

Overland   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Paddock   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Riverside Park   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Rosedale   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Worms   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [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 Phillips. 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.

Edith Abbott

Social activist, educator, author. She was born in Grand Island (Nebraska) on Tueday September 26, 1876 and died in Grand Island (Nebraska) on Monday July 29, 1957 at an age of 80. She was buried at Grand Island Cemetery (Hall County, Nebraska) [Map].

Grand Island [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Phillips

Grand Island [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Phillips

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edith Abbott<9>

Grace Abbott

Social activist. She was born in Grand Island (Nebraska) on Sunday November 17, 1878 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday June 19, 1939 at an age of 60. She was buried at Grand Island Cemetery (Hall County, Nebraska) [Map].

Grand Island [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Phillips

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Grace Abbott

Henry Fonda     (Henry Jaynes Fonda)

Oscar winning actor. He was born in Grand Island (Nebraska) on Tueday May 16, 1905 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday August 12, 1982 at an age of 77.

Grand Island [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Phillips

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry Fonda

John Leonard 'Johnny' Hopp

Major League Baseball. He was born in Hastings (Nebraska) on Tueday July 18, 1916 and died in Scottsbluff (Nebraska) on Sunday June 1, 2003 at an age of 86. He was buried at Parkview Cemetery (Adams County, Nebraska) [Map].

Hastings [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Phillips

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Leonard 'Johnny' Hopp

Leslie Grant 'Les' Nunamaker

Major League Baseball. He was born in Malcolm (Nebraska) on Friday January 25, 1889 and died in Hastings (Nebraska) on Monday November 14, 1938 at an age of 49. He was buried at Aurora Cemetery (Hamilton County, Nebraska) [Map].

Hastings [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Phillips

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leslie Grant 'Les' Nunamaker

Paul Revere     (Born as Paul Revere Dick)

Musician. He was born in Harvard (Nebraska) on Friday January 7, 1938 and died in Garden Valley (Idaho) on Saturday October 4, 2014 at an age of 76. He was buried at Morris Hill Cemetery (Ada County, Idaho) [Map].

Harvard [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Phillips

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Revere

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Hamilton County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Hamilton County: www.co.hamilton.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Phillips) 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 Phillips. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Phillips

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Phillips. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8983, Longitude: -98.2143     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Phillips 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 Phillips 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 321.678 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.521 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.183 degrees.

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<7>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 Phillips, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Phillips 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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<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: findagrave.com.

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