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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Plainview 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 Plainview. 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 Plainview.

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 Plainview is near Antelope County and also Knox County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Antelope County

Sighting report for Knox 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 Plainview.

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

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

  • Pierce [Map], which is the Seat of Pierce County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Plainview to Pierce, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 120 miles [193.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,110 miles [1,786.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 44 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 7,263 miles [11,688.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,175 miles [8,328.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Plainview ...

We have found 47 communities that share the name Plainview.

While the name Plainview is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 47 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Alabama

Cleburne County

Our profile page for Plainview, Cleburne County   [Map]

Distance: About 900 miles [1,448.4 km] to the Southeast.

Dale County

Our profile page for Plainview, Dale County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,011 miles [1,627 km] to the Southeast.

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Plainview, DeKalb County   [Map]

Distance: About 843 miles [1,356.7 km] to the Southeast.

Arkansas

Arkansas County

Our profile page for Plainview, Arkansas County   [Map]

Distance: About 645 miles [1,038 km] to the Southeast.

Logan County

Our profile page for Plainview, Logan County   [Map]

Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the South Southeast.

White County

Our profile page for Plainview, White County   [Map]

Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the Southeast.

Yell County

Our profile page for Plainview, Yell County   [Map]

Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the South Southeast.

California

Tulare County

Our profile page for Plainview, Tulare County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,215 miles [1,955.4 km] to the West Southwest.

Colorado

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Plainview, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the West Southwest.

Georgia

Franklin County

Our profile page for Plainview, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 954 miles [1,535.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Warren County

Our profile page for Plainview, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,028 miles [1,654.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Whitfield County

Our profile page for Plainview, Whitfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Illinois

Macoupin County

Our profile page for Plainview, Macoupin County   [Map]

Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Iowa

Scott County

Our profile page for Plainview, Scott County   [Map]

Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the East.

Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Plainview, 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.

Louisiana

Livingston Parish

Our profile page for Plainview, Livingston Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 898 miles [1,445.2 km] to the South Southeast.

Washington Parish

Our profile page for Plainview, Washington Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 909 miles [1,462.9 km] to the South Southeast.

Minnesota

Wabasha County

Our profile page for Plainview, Wabasha County   [Map]

Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Mississippi

Rankin County

Our profile page for Plainview, Rankin County   [Map]

Distance: About 815 miles [1,311.6 km] to the South Southeast.

Missouri

Clinton County

Our profile page for Plainview, Clinton County   [Map]

Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the Southeast.

Macon County

Our profile page for Plainview, Macon County   [Map]

Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the East Southeast.

McDonald County

Our profile page for Plainview, McDonald County   [Map]

Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the South Southeast.

New Mexico

Lea County

Our profile page for Plainview, Lea County

This community is historic.<8>

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

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Plainview, Roosevelt County

This community is historic.

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

New York

Nassau County

Our profile page for Plainview, Nassau County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,256 miles [2,021.3 km] to the East.

Queens County

Our profile page for Plainview, Queens County

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

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

North Carolina

Robeson County

Our profile page for Plainview, Robeson County

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

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

Ohio

Monroe County

Our profile page for Plainview, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the East.

Oklahoma

Greer County

Our profile page for Plainview, Greer County   [Map]

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

McCurtain County

Our profile page for Plainview, McCurtain County   [Map]

Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the South Southeast.

Woods County

Our profile page for Plainview, Woods County   [Map]

Distance: About 388 miles [624.4 km] to the South Southwest.

Oregon

Deschutes County

Our profile page for Plainview, Deschutes County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,192 miles [1,918.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Linn County

Our profile page for Plainview, Linn County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,268 miles [2,040.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Plainview, Multnomah County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,261 miles [2,029.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Adams County

Our profile page for Plainview, Adams County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,082 miles [1,741.3 km] to the East.

South Dakota

Meade County

Our profile page for Plainview, Meade County   [Map]

Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the Northwest.

Tennessee

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Plainview, Rutherford County   [Map]

Distance: About 765 miles [1,231.1 km] to the Southeast.

Union County

Our profile page for Plainview, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 859 miles [1,382.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Texas

Denton County

Our profile page for Plainview, Denton County   [Map]

Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the South.

Hale County

Our profile page for Plainview, Hale County   [Map]

Distance: About 602 miles [968.8 km] to the South Southwest.

Haskell County

Our profile page for Plainview, Haskell County   [Map]

Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the South.

Houston County

Our profile page for Plainview, Houston County   [Map]

Distance: About 781 miles [1,256.9 km] to the South.

Jones County

Our profile page for Plainview, Jones County   [Map]

Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the South.

Nacogdoches County

Our profile page for Plainview, Nacogdoches County   [Map]

Distance: About 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the South Southeast.

Sabine County

Our profile page for Plainview, Sabine County

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

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

Wharton County

Our profile page for Plainview, Wharton County   [Map]

Distance: About 917 miles [1,475.8 km] to the South.

Virginia

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Plainview, Roanoke County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,001 miles [1,611 km] to the East Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Plainview ...

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.

Center   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North of Plainview   [Map]

Clearwater   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Meadow Grove   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Orchard   -   23 miles [37 km] to the West   [Map]

Pierce   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Randolph   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Royal   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Wee Town   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nebraska

About Pierce County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Plainview. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Plainview) 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 Plainview. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Plainview

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plainview. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3533, Longitude: -97.7871     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Plainview 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 Plainview 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 321.45 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.437 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.687 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 Plainview 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 Plainview, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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