A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Ponca.
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 Ponca, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ponca and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Ponca and surrounding area.
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 Ponca. 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 Ponca.
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 Dixon County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Dixon County sighting report from eBird.
Since Ponca is near Dakota County and also Union County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:
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 Ponca.
How Far From Ponca 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 city such as Ponca to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Ponca and extending to:
Communities Also Named Ponca ...
We have found 4 communities that share the name Ponca.
Within Nebraska, there is just one other community named Ponca. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 3 communities in the United States - with 4 of those located in the United States.
We have broken our list into two sections:
Communities Outside of Nebraska
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the South Southeast.
Distance: About 1,269 miles [2,042.3 km] to the West Southwest.
Our profile page for Ponca, Iron County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Iron County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Ponca ...
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.
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 Ponca. 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].
Musician. She was born in Sioux City (Iowa) on Tueday January 17, 1905 and died in Burbank (California) on Monday February 12, 2007 at an age of 102. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Jerry Mathers (Born as Gerald Patrick Mathers)
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ponca. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Dixon County: www.co.dixon.ne.us/
The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
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This page was last modified: 06 Jun 2019