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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Powell 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 Powell. 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 Powell.

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 Powell is near Thayer County and also Saline County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Thayer County

Sighting report for Saline 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 Powell.

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

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

  • Fairbury [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 51 miles [82.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Powell to Lincoln, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,079 miles [1,736.5 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take over two days, a buggy would take 43 days and walking would take 62 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,605 miles [10,629.7 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 7,357 miles [11,839.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,258 miles [8,461.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Powell ...

We have found 43 communities that share the name Powell.

While the name Powell is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 43 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Alabama

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Powell, DeKalb County   [Map]

Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Powell, Lauderdale County   [Map]

Distance: About 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Arizona

Mohave County

Our profile page for Powell, Mohave County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,008 miles [1,622.2 km] to the West Southwest.

Arkansas

Craighead County

Our profile page for Powell, Craighead County

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

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

Madison County

Our profile page for Powell, Madison County

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

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

Marion County

Our profile page for Powell, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the Southeast.

Colorado

Las Animas County

Our profile page for Powell, Las Animas County

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

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

Logan County

Our profile page for Powell, Logan County   [Map]

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

Florida

Hernando County

Our profile page for Powell, Hernando County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,168 miles [1,879.7 km] to the Southeast.

Georgia

Bleckley County

Our profile page for Powell, Bleckley County   [Map]

Distance: About 945 miles [1,520.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Fulton County

Our profile page for Powell, Fulton County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 836 miles [1,345.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Lamar County

Our profile page for Powell, Lamar County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 878 miles [1,413 km] to the East Southeast.

Kansas

Phillips County

Our profile page for Powell, Phillips County

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

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

Kentucky

Estill County

Our profile page for Powell, Estill County

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

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

Louisiana

Jefferson Parish

Our profile page for Powell, Jefferson Parish

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

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

West Feliciana Parish

Our profile page for Powell, West Feliciana Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the South Southeast.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Powell   [Map]

Distance: About 891 miles [1,433.9 km] to the North.

Michigan

Marquette County

Our profile page for Powell, Marquette County

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

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

Minnesota

Todd County

Our profile page for Powell, Todd County

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

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

Mississippi

Coahoma County

Our profile page for Powell, Coahoma County   [Map]

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

Missouri

Cass County

Our profile page for Powell, Cass County

This community is historic.

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

McDonald County

Our profile page for Powell, McDonald County   [Map]

Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the Southeast.

Pettis County

Our profile page for Powell, Pettis County

This community is historic.

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

North Carolina

Pitt County

Our profile page for Powell, Pitt County

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

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

North Dakota

Grand Forks County

Our profile page for Powell, Grand Forks County   [Map]

Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the North.

Ohio

Coshocton County

Our profile page for Powell, Coshocton County   [Map]

Distance: About 820 miles [1,319.7 km] to the East.

Delaware County

Our profile page for Powell, Delaware County   [Map]

Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the East.

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Powell, Muskingum County

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

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

Oklahoma

Marshall County

Our profile page for Powell, Marshall County   [Map]

Distance: About 433 miles [696.8 km] to the South.

Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Powell, Bradford County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,085 miles [1,746.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Lackawanna County

Our profile page for Powell, Lackawanna County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,133 miles [1,823.4 km] to the East.

South Dakota

Edmunds County

Our profile page for Powell, Edmunds County   [Map]

Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the North Northwest.

Haakon County

Our profile page for Powell, Haakon County   [Map]

Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the Northwest.

Tennessee

Knox County

Our profile page for Powell, Knox County   [Map]

Distance: About 775 miles [1,247.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Powell, Lawrence County

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

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

Texas

Navarro County

Our profile page for Powell, Navarro County   [Map]

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

San Augustine County

Our profile page for Powell, San Augustine County   [Map]

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

Virginia

Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Powell, Pittsylvania County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 993 miles [1,598.1 km] to the East.

Washington

Stevens County

Our profile page for Powell, Stevens County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,172 miles [1,886.2 km] to the Northwest.

West Virginia

Marion County

Our profile page for Powell, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 910 miles [1,464.5 km] to the East.

Wisconsin

Iron County

Our profile page for Powell, Iron County   [Map]

Distance: About 547 miles [880.3 km] to the Northeast.

Oneida County

Our profile page for Powell, Oneida County

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

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

Wyoming

Park County

Our profile page for Powell, Park County   [Map]

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Powell ...

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.

Bower (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast of Powell   [Map]

Chester   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Diller   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the East   [Map]

Hebron   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Hubbell   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Meridian (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Plymouth   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Townhall   -   23 miles [37 km] to the North   [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 Powell. 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.

Ken Darby     (Kenneth Lorin Darby)

Composer, lyricist, conductor. He was born in Hebron (Nebraska) on Thursday May 13, 1909 and died in Sherman Oaks (California) on Friday January 24, 1992 at an age of 82. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Hebron [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Powell

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ken Darby<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 Powell. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Powell) 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 Powell. 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 Powell

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Powell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2206, Longitude: -97.2850     [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 Powell 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 320.978 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.627 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.82 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Powell 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 Powell, 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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