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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Princeton 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 Princeton. 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 Princeton.

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

The Lancaster County sighting report from eBird.

Since Princeton is near Gage County and also Saline County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Gage 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 Princeton.

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

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

  • Lincoln [Map], which is the Seat of Lancaster County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Princeton to Lincoln, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N). The buggy would take five to six hours and walking would take most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,048 miles [1,686.6 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 41 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 6,567 miles [10,568.6 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 7,319 miles [11,778.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,219 miles [8,399.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Princeton ...

We have found 43 communities that share the name Princeton.

While the name Princeton 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

Jackson County

Our profile page for Princeton, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Arkansas

Crittenden County

Our profile page for Princeton, Crittenden County

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

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

Dallas County

Our profile page for Princeton, Dallas County   [Map]

Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the South Southeast.

British Columbia

Our profile page for Princeton   [Map]

Distance: About 1,306 miles [2,101.8 km] to the Northwest.

California

Colusa County

Our profile page for Princeton, Colusa County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,336 miles [2,150.1 km] to the West.

Glenn County

Our profile page for Princeton, Glenn County

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

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

San Mateo County

Our profile page for Princeton, San Mateo County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,393 miles [2,241.8 km] to the West.

Colorado

Chaffee County

Our profile page for Princeton, Chaffee County   [Map]

Distance: About 516 miles [830.4 km] to the West.

Florida

Miami-Dade County

Our profile page for Princeton, Miami-Dade County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,397 miles [2,248.3 km] to the Southeast.

Georgia

Clarke County

Our profile page for Princeton, Clarke County   [Map]

Distance: About 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Rockdale County

Our profile page for Princeton, Rockdale County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 846 miles [1,361.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Idaho

Latah County

Our profile page for Princeton, Latah County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,091 miles [1,755.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Illinois

Bureau County

Our profile page for Princeton, Bureau County   [Map]

Distance: About 381 miles [613.2 km] to the East.

Indiana

Gibson County

Our profile page for Princeton, Gibson County   [Map]

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

Iowa

Scott County

Our profile page for Princeton, Scott County   [Map]

Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the East Northeast.

Kansas

Franklin County

Our profile page for Princeton, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 163 miles [262.3 km] to the South Southeast.

Johnson County

Our profile page for Princeton, Johnson County

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

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

Kentucky

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Princeton, Caldwell County   [Map]

Distance: About 530 miles [853 km] to the East Southeast.

Louisiana

Bossier Parish

Our profile page for Princeton, Bossier Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the South Southeast.

Maine

Washington County

Our profile page for Princeton, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,499 miles [2,412.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Maryland

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Princeton, Prince George's County

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

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

Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Princeton, Worcester County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,285 miles [2,068 km] to the East Northeast.

Michigan

Marquette County

Our profile page for Princeton, Marquette County   [Map]

Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the Northeast.

Minnesota

Mille Lacs County

Our profile page for Princeton, Mille Lacs County   [Map]

Distance: About 379 miles [609.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Mississippi

Washington County

Our profile page for Princeton, Washington County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the South Southeast.

Missouri

Mercer County

Our profile page for Princeton, Mercer County   [Map]

Distance: About 164 miles [263.9 km] to the East.

Montana

Granite County

Our profile page for Princeton, Granite County   [Map]

Distance: About 915 miles [1,472.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Nevada

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Princeton, Lincoln County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 967 miles [1,556.2 km] to the West.

New Jersey

Mercer County

Our profile page for Princeton, Mercer County

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

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

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Princeton   [Map]

Distance: About 2,160 miles [3,476.2 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Johnston County

Our profile page for Princeton, Johnston County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,066 miles [1,715.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Princeton, Butler County   [Map]

Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the East.

Ontario

Our profile page for Princeton   [Map]

Distance: About 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Oregon

Harney County

Our profile page for Princeton, Harney County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,135 miles [1,826.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Princeton, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 860 miles [1,384 km] to the East.

South Carolina

Horry County

Our profile page for Princeton, Horry County

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

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

Laurens County

Our profile page for Princeton, Laurens County   [Map]

Distance: About 892 miles [1,435.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Tennessee

Washington County

Our profile page for Princeton, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 826 miles [1,329.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Texas

Collin County

Our profile page for Princeton, Collin County   [Map]

Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the South.

Newton County

Our profile page for Princeton, Newton County

This community is historic.

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

Virginia

Carroll County

Our profile page for Princeton, Carroll County

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

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

West Virginia

Mercer County

Our profile page for Princeton, Mercer County   [Map]

Distance: About 865 miles [1,392.1 km] to the East.

Wisconsin

Green Lake County

Our profile page for Princeton, Green Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Princeton ...

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.

Centerville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Princeton   [Map]

Crete   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Emerald   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Firth   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Holland   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Kramer   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Lincoln   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Yankee Hill (Historic)   -   13 miles [20.9 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 Princeton. 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.

Philip Abbott     (Born as Philip Abbott Alexander)

Actor. He was born in Lincoln (Nebraska) on Thursday March 20, 1924 and died in Tarzana (California) on Monday February 23, 1998 at an age of 73. He was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Lincoln [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Princeton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Philip Abbott<9>

Leslie Brooks     (Born as Virginia Leslie Gettman)

Actress. She was born in Lincoln (Nebraska) on Thursday July 13, 1922 and died in Sherman Oaks (California) on Friday July 1, 2011 at an age of 89. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Lincoln [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Princeton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leslie Brooks

Eddie Gardner

Aviation pioneer. He was born in Plainfield (Illinois) on Wednesday April 4, 1888 and died in Lincoln (Nebraska) on Friday May 6, 1921 at an age of 33. He was buried at Plainfield Twp. Cemetery (Will County, Illinois) [Map].

Lincoln [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Princeton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie Gardner

Gordon MacRae     (Albert Gordon MacRae)

Actor, singer. He was born in East Orange (New Jersey) on Saturday March 12, 1921 and died in Lincoln (Nebraska) on Friday January 24, 1986 at an age of 64. He was buried at Wyuka Cemetery (Lancaster County, Nebraska) [Map].

Lincoln [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Princeton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gordon MacRae

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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Princeton

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

Hilary Swank     (Hilary Ann Swank)

Oscar winning actress, producer. She was born in Lincoln (Nebraska) on Wednesday January 30, 1974

Lincoln [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Princeton

Robert Taylor     (Born as Spangler Arlington Brugh)

Actor. He was born in Filley (Nebraska) on Saturday August 5, 1911 and died in Santa Monica (California) on Sunday June 8, 1969 at an age of 57. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Filley [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Princeton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Taylor

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Nebraska Community

About Lancaster County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lancaster County: www.lancaster.ne.gov/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Princeton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Princeton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5736, Longitude: -96.7047     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Princeton 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 Princeton 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 320.591 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.223 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.456 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 Princeton 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 Princeton, 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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