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The location of Prague









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Prague 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 Prague. 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 Prague.

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

The Saunders County sighting report from eBird.

Since Prague is near Butler County and also Dodge County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Butler County

Sighting report for Dodge 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 Prague.

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

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

  • Wahoo [Map], which is the Seat of Saunders County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Prague to Wahoo, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 34 miles [54.7 km] to the South (S). 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 most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,055 miles [1,697.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 42 days and walking would take 60 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,531 miles [10,510.6 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 7,284 miles [11,722.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,188 miles [8,349.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Prague ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Prague.

While the name Prague is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

Arkansas

Grant County

Our profile page for Prague, Grant County   [Map]

Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the South Southeast.

Connecticut

New London County

Our profile page for Prague, New London County

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

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

Oklahoma

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Prague, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the South.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Prague ...

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.

Cedar Bluffs   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast of Prague   [Map]

Colon   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

David City   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the West   [Map]

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

Mead   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Rescue (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Rogers   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Swedeburg   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Wahoo   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [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 Prague. 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.

Samuel Earl 'Wahoo Sam' Crawford

Major League Baseball. He was born in Wahoo (Nebraska) on Sunday April 18, 1880 and died in Hollywood (California) on Saturday June 15, 1968 at an age of 88. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Wahoo [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Prague

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel Earl 'Wahoo Sam' Crawford<8>

Andrew Higgins     (Andrew Jackson Higgins)

Inventor, shipbuilder, industrialist. He was born in Columbus (Nebraska) on Saturday August 28, 1886 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Friday August 1, 1952 at an age of 66. He was buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Columbus [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Prague

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Higgins

Jo Ann Marlowe     (Born as Jo Ann Mares)

Actress. She was born in Schuyler (Nebraska) on Sunday December 15, 1935 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday January 2, 1991 at an age of 55. She was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Schuyler [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Prague

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jo Ann Marlowe

Leslie Grant 'Les' Nunamaker

Major League Baseball. He was born in Malcolm (Nebraska) on Friday January 25, 1889 and died in Hastings (Nebraska) on Monday November 14, 1938 at an age of 49. He was buried at Aurora Cemetery (Hamilton County, Nebraska) [Map].

Malcolm [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Prague

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leslie Grant 'Les' Nunamaker

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Saunders County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saunders County: www.co.saunders.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' (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- Prague) 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 Prague. 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 Prague

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prague. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3101, Longitude: -96.8072     [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 Prague 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 320.702 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.444 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.37 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 Prague 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>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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