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Primrose, Nebraska

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The location of Primrose

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Primrose, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Primrose and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Primrose 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 Primrose. 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 Primrose.

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

The Boone County sighting report from eBird.

Since Primrose is near Greeley County and also Nance County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Greeley County

Sighting report for Nance 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

The website, centered on Primrose.

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

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

  • Albion [Map], which is the Seat of Boone County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Primrose to Albion, 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 97 miles [156.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,129 miles [1,816.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 45 days and walking would take 65 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,560 miles [10,557.3 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 7,316 miles [11,774 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,226 miles [8,410.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Primrose ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Primrose.

While the name Primrose is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Our profile page for Primrose   [Map]

Distance: About 2,482 miles [3,994.4 km] to the Northwest.


Meriwether County

Our profile page for Primrose, Meriwether County   [Map]

Distance: About 942 miles [1,516 km] to the Southeast.


Lee County

Our profile page for Primrose, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the East.


Lee County

Our profile page for Primrose, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the East Southeast.


Baltimore County

Our profile page for Primrose, Baltimore County

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

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


Missoula County

Our profile page for Primrose, Missoula County   [Map]

Distance: About 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the West Northwest.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Primrose

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

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

New York

Westchester County

Our profile page for Primrose, Westchester County

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

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


Williams County

Our profile page for Primrose, Williams County   [Map]

Distance: About 711 miles [1,144.2 km] to the East.


Our profile page for Primrose   [Map]

Distance: About 929 miles [1,495.1 km] to the East Northeast.


Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Primrose, Schuylkill County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,140 miles [1,834.7 km] to the East.

Washington County

Our profile page for Primrose, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 938 miles [1,509.6 km] to the East.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Primrose   [Map]

Distance: About 1,787 miles [2,875.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Primrose, Providence County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,368 miles [2,201.6 km] to the East.


Tarrant County

Our profile page for Primrose, Tarrant County   [Map]

Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the South.

Van Zandt County

Our profile page for Primrose, Van Zandt County   [Map]

Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the South Southeast.


Dane County

Our profile page for Primrose, Dane County   [Map]

Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Primrose ...

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   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the South of Primrose   [Map]

Cedar Rapids   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Elba   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Farwell   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Havens   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Headquarters (Historic)   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hord   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Knievels Corner   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Stokes Ranch   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Timber Creek   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Boone County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Boone County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Primrose) 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 Primrose. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Primrose

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Primrose. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6238, Longitude: -98.2374     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Primrose 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 Primrose 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 321.736 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.677 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.065 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Primrose 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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