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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Piper 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 Piper. 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 Piper.

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

The Morrill County sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Scotts Bluff 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 Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Piper.

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

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

  • Bridgeport [Map], which is the Seat of Morrill County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Piper to Bridgeport, 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 346 miles [556.8 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,388 miles [2,233.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 55 days and walking would take 79 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,706 miles [10,792.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,469 miles [12,020.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,402 miles [8,693.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Piper ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Piper.

While the name Piper is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Alabama

Bibb County

Our profile page for Piper, Bibb County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,069 miles [1,720.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Iowa

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Piper, Calhoun County   [Map]

Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the East.

Kansas

Wyandotte County

Our profile page for Piper, Wyandotte County   [Map]

Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the East Southeast.

Michigan

Ogemaw County

Our profile page for Piper, Ogemaw County

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

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

Missouri

Henry County

Our profile page for Piper, Henry County   [Map]

Distance: About 542 miles [872.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Montana

Fergus County

Our profile page for Piper, Fergus County   [Map]

Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the Northwest.

Oklahoma

Major County

Our profile page for Piper, Major County   [Map]

Distance: About 469 miles [754.8 km] to the Southeast.

Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Piper, Clearfield County   [Map]

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

Wyoming

Hot Springs County

Our profile page for Piper, Hot Springs County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Piper ...

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.

Covert   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the West of Piper   [Map]

Craft   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Harrisburg   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Jane   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Lynn   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Trout   -   20 miles [32.2 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 Piper. 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.

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].

Scottsbluff [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Piper

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Leonard 'Johnny' Hopp<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Nebraska

About Morrill County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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- Piper) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Piper. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7597, Longitude: -103.2585     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Piper 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 Piper 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 325.407 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 323.949 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.766 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 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 Piper 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>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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