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The location of Pilger









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Pilger 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 Pilger. 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 Pilger.

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

The Stanton County sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Wayne County

Sighting report for Cuming 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 Pilger.

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

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

  • Stanton [Map], which is the Seat of Stanton County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Pilger to Stanton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 84 miles [135.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). 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 1,070 miles [1,722 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 42 days and walking would take 61 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,501 miles [10,462.3 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 7,257 miles [11,679 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,164 miles [8,310.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pilger ...

While the name Pilger is unique within Nebraska, we know of one more community in Canada.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Pilger   [Map]

Distance: About 814 miles [1,310 km] to the North Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pilger ...

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.

Allen   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the North of Pilger   [Map]

Beemer   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Dodge   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Enola   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Lyons   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Pierce   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Randolph   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Scribner   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Spurville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Wee Town   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northwest   [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 Pilger. 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Pilger

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Coburn<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Nebraska

About Stanton County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pilger. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0075, Longitude: -97.0549     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pilger 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 Pilger 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 320.912 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.773 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.364 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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