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Pleasanton, Nebraska

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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Pleasanton 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 Pleasanton. 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 Pleasanton.

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

The Buffalo County sighting report from eBird.

Since Pleasanton is near Sherman County and also Howard County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Sherman County

Sighting report for Howard 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

The website, centered on Pleasanton.

How Far From Pleasanton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a village such as Pleasanton to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Kearney [Map], which is the Seat of Buffalo County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Pleasanton to Kearney, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over 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 124 miles [199.6 km] to the East (E). 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 1,173 miles [1,887.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 46 days and walking would take 67 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,623 miles [10,658.7 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 7,379 miles [11,875.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,290 miles [8,513.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pleasanton ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Pleasanton.

While the name Pleasanton 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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Alameda County

Our profile page for Pleasanton, Alameda County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,234 miles [1,985.9 km] to the West.


Fremont County

Our profile page for Pleasanton, Fremont County   [Map]

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


Decatur County

Our profile page for Pleasanton, Decatur County   [Map]

Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the East.


Linn County

Our profile page for Pleasanton, Linn County   [Map]

Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the Southeast.


Webster Parish

Our profile page for Pleasanton, Webster Parish

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

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


Manistee County

Our profile page for Pleasanton, Manistee County   [Map]

Distance: About 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the East Northeast.

New Mexico

Catron County

Our profile page for Pleasanton, Catron County   [Map]

Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the Southwest.


Athens County

Our profile page for Pleasanton, Athens County   [Map]

Distance: About 903 miles [1,453.2 km] to the East.


Atascosa County

Our profile page for Pleasanton, Atascosa County   [Map]

Distance: About 829 miles [1,334.1 km] to the South.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pleasanton ...

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.

Alfalfa Center   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the South of Pleasanton   [Map]

Cairo   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Elm Creek   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hazard   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Howard City   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Mason City   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Sweetwater   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Valley City (Historic)   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Buffalo County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Buffalo County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

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- Pleasanton) 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 Pleasanton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pleasanton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pleasanton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9685, Longitude: -99.0872     [Map].

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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 Pleasanton 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 322.307 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.258 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.631 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 Pleasanton 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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