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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Prairie View Estates.

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 Prairie View Estates, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Prairie View Estates and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Prairie View Estates 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 Prairie View Estates. 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 Prairie View Estates.

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 Prairie View Estates is near Kearney County and also Phelps County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Kearney County

Sighting report for Phelps 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 Prairie View Estates.

How Far From Prairie View Estates 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 Prairie View Estates to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Kearney [Map], which is the Seat of Buffalo County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 124 miles [199.6 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Prairie View Estates to Lincoln, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,172 miles [1,886.2 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 6,638 miles [10,682.8 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 7,393 miles [11,897.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,302 miles [8,532.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Prairie View Estates ...

While the name Prairie View Estates is unique within Nebraska, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

Alabama

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Prairie View Estates, Montgomery County   [Map]

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Prairie View Estates ...

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   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West of Prairie View Estates   [Map]

Clyde   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Elm Creek   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [Map]

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

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

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

Norman   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Sweetwater   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the North   [Map]

Valley City (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Wood River   -   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 Prairie View Estates. 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.

Pierce Lyden

Actor. He was born in Hildreth (Nebraska) on Wednesday January 8, 1908 and died in Orange (California) on Saturday October 10, 1998 at an age of 90. He was buried at Fairhaven Memorial Park (Orange County, California) [Map].

Hildreth [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Prairie View Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pierce Lyden<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Buffalo County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Buffalo County: www.buffalogov.org/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Prairie View Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prairie View Estates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6995, Longitude: -99.0815     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Prairie View Estates 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 Prairie View Estates 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 322.285 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.201 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.674 degrees.

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<7>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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