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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Preston 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 Preston. 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 Preston.

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

The Richardson County sighting report from eBird.

Since Preston is near Brown County and also Holt County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Brown County

Sighting report for Holt 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 Preston.

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

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

  • Falls City [Map], which is the Seat of Richardson County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 82 miles [132 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Preston to Lincoln, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 986 miles [1,586.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 56 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,555 miles [10,549.2 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 7,304 miles [11,754.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,199 miles [8,367 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Preston ...

We have found 46 communities that share the name Preston.

While the name Preston is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 46 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Alabama

Marshall County

Our profile page for Preston, Marshall County   [Map]

Distance: About 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the Southeast.

Arkansas

Faulkner County

Our profile page for Preston, Faulkner County   [Map]

Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the South Southeast.

California

Sonoma County

Our profile page for Preston, Sonoma County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,463 miles [2,354.5 km] to the West.

Connecticut

New London County

Our profile page for Preston, New London County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,231 miles [1,981.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Georgia

Webster County

Our profile page for Preston, Webster County   [Map]

Distance: About 822 miles [1,322.9 km] to the Southeast.

Idaho

Franklin County

Our profile page for Preston, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Illinois

Randolph County

Our profile page for Preston, Randolph County   [Map]

Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Indiana

Vigo County

Our profile page for Preston, Vigo County   [Map]

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

Iowa

Jackson County

Our profile page for Preston, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Kansas

Finney County

Our profile page for Preston, Finney County

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

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

Pratt County

Our profile page for Preston, Pratt County   [Map]

Distance: About 226 miles [363.7 km] to the Southwest.

Kentucky

Bath County

Our profile page for Preston, Bath County   [Map]

Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the East.

Louisiana

Caddo Parish

Our profile page for Preston, Caddo Parish   [Map]

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

De Soto Parish

Our profile page for Preston, De Soto Parish

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

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

Manitoba

Our profile page for Preston

This community is historic.<8>

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

Maryland

Caroline County

Our profile page for Preston, Caroline County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,048 miles [1,686.6 km] to the East.

Minnesota

Fillmore County

Our profile page for Preston, Fillmore County   [Map]

Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Mississippi

Kemper County

Our profile page for Preston, Kemper County   [Map]

Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the Southeast.

Missouri

Hickory County

Our profile page for Preston, Hickory County   [Map]

Distance: About 190 miles [305.8 km] to the Southeast.

Jasper County

Our profile page for Preston, Jasper County   [Map]

Distance: About 199 miles [320.3 km] to the South Southeast.

Montana

Meagher County

Our profile page for Preston, Meagher County   [Map]

Distance: About 917 miles [1,475.8 km] to the Northwest.

Nevada

White Pine County

Our profile page for Preston, White Pine County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,042 miles [1,676.9 km] to the West.

New Mexico

Curry County

Our profile page for Preston, Curry County

This community is historic.

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

New York

Chenango County

Our profile page for Preston, Chenango County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,044 miles [1,680.2 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Wake County

Our profile page for Preston, Wake County   [Map]

Distance: About 953 miles [1,533.7 km] to the East Southeast.

North Dakota

Traill County

Our profile page for Preston, Traill County   [Map]

Distance: About 509 miles [819.2 km] to the North.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Preston

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

Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Preston, Hamilton County

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

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

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Preston, Muskingum County

This community is historic.

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

Oklahoma

Beaver County

Our profile page for Preston, Beaver County

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

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

Okmulgee County

Our profile page for Preston, Okmulgee County   [Map]

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

Ontario

Our profile page for Preston   [Map]

Distance: About 814 miles [1,310 km] to the East Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Preston, Luzerne County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,028 miles [1,654.4 km] to the East.

McKean County

Our profile page for Preston, McKean County   [Map]

Distance: About 876 miles [1,409.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Preston, Wayne County

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

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

South Dakota

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Preston, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the Northwest.

Tennessee

Hardin County

Our profile page for Preston, Hardin County

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

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

Knox County

Our profile page for Preston, Knox County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Texas

Dallas County

Our profile page for Preston, Dallas County

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

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

Grayson County

Our profile page for Preston, Grayson County   [Map]

Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the South.

Wharton County

Our profile page for Preston, Wharton County

This community is historic.

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

Virginia

Henry County

Our profile page for Preston, Henry County   [Map]

Distance: About 871 miles [1,401.7 km] to the East.

Washington County

Our profile page for Preston, Washington County

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

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

Washington

King County

Our profile page for Preston, King County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,406 miles [2,262.7 km] to the West Northwest.

West Virginia

Preston County

Our profile page for Preston, Preston County   [Map]

Distance: About 840 miles [1,351.8 km] to the East.

Wisconsin

Grant County

Our profile page for Preston, Grant County   [Map]

Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Preston ...

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.

Archer (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest of Preston   [Map]

Big Lake (MO)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Corning (MO)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Craig (MO)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Falls City   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hiawatha (KS)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Iowa Point (KS)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Mound City (MO)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Reserve (KS)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Sun Springs (KS)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [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 Preston. 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.

Franklin Parker

Actor. He was born in Fillmore (Missouri) on Thursday November 8, 1900 and died in Hollywood (California) on Tueday June 12, 1962 at an age of 61.

Fillmore [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Preston

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Franklin Parker<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Richardson County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Richardson County: www.co.richardson.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Preston) 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 Preston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Preston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Preston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0346, Longitude: -95.5181     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Preston 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 Preston 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 319.731 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.161 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.951 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 Preston 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 Preston, 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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