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The location of Pickrell









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Pickrell 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 Pickrell. 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 Pickrell.

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

The Gage County sighting report from eBird.

Since Pickrell is near Saline County and also Lancaster County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Saline County

Sighting report for Lancaster 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 Pickrell.

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

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

  • Beatrice [Map], which is the Seat of Gage County, lies just to the South.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 30 miles [48.3 km] to the North (N). If you could walk a straight line from Pickrell to Lincoln, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,049 miles [1,688.2 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 60 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,578 miles [10,586.3 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 7,330 miles [11,796.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,229 miles [8,415.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pickrell ...

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.

Centerville   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the North of Pickrell   [Map]

Crab Orchard   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Firth   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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

Kramer   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Plymouth   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Virginia   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [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 Pickrell. 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.

Harold Lloyd

Actor, comedian. He was born in Burchard (Nebraska) on Thursday April 20, 1893 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Monday March 8, 1971 at an age of 77. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Burchard [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Pickrell

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Lloyd<7>

Robert Taylor     (Born as Spangler Arlington Brugh)

Actor. He was born in Filley (Nebraska) on Saturday August 5, 1911 and died in Santa Monica (California) on Sunday June 8, 1969 at an age of 57. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Filley [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Pickrell

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Taylor

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Nebraska

About Gage County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Gage County: www.co.gage.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 '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- Pickrell) 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 Pickrell. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pickrell

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pickrell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3783, Longitude: -96.7291     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pickrell 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 Pickrell 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 320.596 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.205 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.505 degrees.

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<7>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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