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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Pierce 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 Pierce. 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 Pierce.

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

The Pierce County sighting report from eBird.

Since Pierce is near Wayne County and also Madison County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Wayne County

Sighting report for Madison 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 Pierce.

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

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

  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 104 miles [167.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Pierce to Lincoln, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,096 miles [1,763.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 43 days and walking would take 63 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,506 miles [10,470.4 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 7,262 miles [11,687.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,173 miles [8,325.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pierce ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Pierce.

While the name Pierce is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 26 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Pierce, Jefferson County

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

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

Mobile County

Our profile page for Pierce, Mobile County

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

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

California

Siskiyou County

Our profile page for Pierce, Siskiyou County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,269 miles [2,042.3 km] to the West.

Solano County

Our profile page for Pierce, Solano County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,321 miles [2,125.9 km] to the West.

Colorado

Weld County

Our profile page for Pierce, Weld County   [Map]

Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the West Southwest.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Pierce, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,295 miles [2,084.1 km] to the Southeast.

Polk County

Our profile page for Pierce, Polk County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,321 miles [2,125.9 km] to the Southeast.

Idaho

Clearwater County

Our profile page for Pierce, Clearwater County   [Map]

Distance: About 947 miles [1,524 km] to the West Northwest.

Kansas

Anderson County

Our profile page for Pierce, Anderson County

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

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

Kentucky

Breckinridge County

Our profile page for Pierce, Breckinridge County

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

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

Green County

Our profile page for Pierce, Green County   [Map]

Distance: About 720 miles [1,158.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for Pierce, Clark County

This community is historic.<8>

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

New Mexico

Hidalgo County

Our profile page for Pierce, Hidalgo County   [Map]

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

North Dakota

Burleigh County

Our profile page for Pierce, Burleigh County   [Map]

Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the North Northwest.

Slope County

Our profile page for Pierce, Slope County   [Map]

Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the Northwest.

Ohio

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Pierce, Muskingum County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 828 miles [1,332.5 km] to the East.

Stark County

Our profile page for Pierce, Stark County

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

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

Oklahoma

McIntosh County

Our profile page for Pierce, McIntosh County   [Map]

Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the South Southeast.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Pierce, Allegheny County   [Map]

Distance: About 920 miles [1,480.6 km] to the East.

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Pierce, Armstrong County

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

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

South Dakota

Hughes County

Our profile page for Pierce, Hughes County

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

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

Tennessee

Carter County

Our profile page for Pierce, Carter County   [Map]

Distance: About 919 miles [1,479 km] to the East Southeast.

Polk County

Our profile page for Pierce, Polk County

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

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

Texas

Wharton County

Our profile page for Pierce, Wharton County   [Map]

Distance: About 897 miles [1,443.6 km] to the South.

Washington

Benton County

Our profile page for Pierce, Benton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,119 miles [1,800.9 km] to the West Northwest.

West Virginia

Tucker County

Our profile page for Pierce, Tucker County   [Map]

Distance: About 964 miles [1,551.4 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pierce ...

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.

Enola   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the South of Pierce   [Map]

Magnet   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North   [Map]

Meadow Grove   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Plainview   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Randolph   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Royal   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Spurville   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Wee Town   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [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 Pierce. 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.

James Coburn     (James Harrison Coburn III)

Actor. He was born in Laurel (Nebraska) on Friday August 31, 1928 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Monday November 18, 2002 at an age of 74. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Laurel [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Pierce

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Coburn<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Pierce County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pierce County: www.co.pierce.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' (or 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- Pierce) 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 Pierce. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pierce

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pierce. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1990, Longitude: -97.5278     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pierce 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 Pierce 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 321.258 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.196 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.578 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 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 Pierce 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 Pierce, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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