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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Plymouth 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 Plymouth. 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 Plymouth.

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

The Jefferson County sighting report from eBird.

Since Plymouth is near Saline County and also Gage County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Saline County

Sighting report for Gage 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 Plymouth.

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

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

  • Fairbury [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Plymouth to Fairbury, 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 four to five hours.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 38 miles [61.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,063 miles [1,710.7 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 6,591 miles [10,607.2 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 7,343 miles [11,817.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,243 miles [8,437.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Plymouth ...

We have found 37 communities that share the name Plymouth.

While the name Plymouth is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 37 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Arkansas

Franklin County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Franklin County

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

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

California

Amador County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Amador County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,275 miles [2,051.9 km] to the West.

Connecticut

Litchfield County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Litchfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,247 miles [2,006.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Kent County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,139 miles [1,833 km] to the East.

Florida

Orange County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,186 miles [1,908.7 km] to the Southeast.

Illinois

Hancock County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Hancock County   [Map]

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

Indiana

Marshall County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Marshall County   [Map]

Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the East.

Iowa

Cerro Gordo County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Cerro Gordo County   [Map]

Distance: About 284 miles [457.1 km] to the Northeast.

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Plymouth County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 172 miles [276.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Van Buren County   [Map]

Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the East.

Kansas

Brown County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Brown County

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

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

Jewell County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Jewell County

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

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

Lyon County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Lyon County   [Map]

Distance: About 135 miles [217.3 km] to the South Southeast.

Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Penobscot County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,439 miles [2,315.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Massachusetts

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Plymouth County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,368 miles [2,201.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Michigan

Gogebic County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Gogebic County   [Map]

Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the Northeast.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Minnesota

Hennepin County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Hennepin County   [Map]

Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Mississippi

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Lowndes County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the Southeast.

Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Pontotoc County

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

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

Missouri

Carroll County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 180 miles [289.7 km] to the East Southeast.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Plymouth   [Map]

Distance: About 1,519 miles [2,444.6 km] to the East Northeast.

New Hampshire

Grafton County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Grafton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,314 miles [2,114.7 km] to the East Northeast.

New York

Chenango County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Chenango County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,115 miles [1,794.4 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Washington County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,139 miles [1,833 km] to the East.

North Dakota

Ransom County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Ransom County

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

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

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Plymouth

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

Ohio

Ashtabula County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Ashtabula County   [Map]

Distance: About 850 miles [1,367.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Fayette County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Fayette County

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

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

Huron County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Huron County   [Map]

Distance: About 750 miles [1,207 km] to the East.

Pennsylvania

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Luzerne County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,099 miles [1,768.7 km] to the East.

Utah

Box Elder County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Box Elder County   [Map]

Distance: About 795 miles [1,279.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Vermont

Windsor County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Windsor County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,261 miles [2,029.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Virginia

Lunenburg County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Lunenburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,038 miles [1,670.5 km] to the East.

Washington

Benton County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Benton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,187 miles [1,910.3 km] to the West Northwest.

West Virginia

Putnam County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Putnam County   [Map]

Distance: About 816 miles [1,313.2 km] to the East.

Wisconsin

Sheboygan County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Sheboygan County   [Map]

Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Plymouth ...

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.

Badger   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southeast of Plymouth   [Map]

Bower (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Crete   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Diller   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Firth   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Kramer   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Meridian (Historic)   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Pleasant Hill   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Virginia   -   26 miles [41.8 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 Plymouth. 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.

Robert Taylor     (Born as Spangler Arlington Brugh)

Actor. He was born in Filley (Nebraska) on Saturday August 5, 1911 and died in Santa Monica (California) on Sunday June 8, 1969 at an age of 57. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Filley [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Plymouth

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Taylor<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Jefferson County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.co.jefferson.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Plymouth) 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 Plymouth. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Plymouth

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plymouth. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3030, Longitude: -96.9880     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 320.774 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.401 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.652 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth, 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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