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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Prosser 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 Prosser. 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 Prosser.

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

The Adams County sighting report from eBird.

Since Prosser is near Hall County and also Buffalo County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Hall County

Sighting report for Buffalo 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 Prosser.

How Far From Prosser to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a village such as Prosser to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Hastings [Map], which is the Seat of Adams County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Prosser to Hastings, 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 98 miles [157.7 km] to the East (E). 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 1,146 miles [1,844.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 45 days and walking would take 66 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,622 miles [10,657.1 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 7,377 miles [11,872.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,284 miles [8,503.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Prosser ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Prosser.

While the name Prosser is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

California

Nevada County

Our profile page for Prosser, Nevada County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

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

Manitoba

Our profile page for Prosser

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

Texas

Angelina County

Our profile page for Prosser, Angelina County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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

Washington

Benton County

Our profile page for Prosser, Benton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,124 miles [1,808.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Yakima County

Our profile page for Prosser, Yakima County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Prosser ...

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.

Assumption   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South of Prosser   [Map]

Blaine   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Good Samaritan Village   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Hayland   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Heartwell   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Kingswood Plaza   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Rosedale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Wood River   -   9 miles [14.5 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 Prosser. 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.

Edith Abbott

Social activist, educator, author. She was born in Grand Island (Nebraska) on Tueday September 26, 1876 and died in Grand Island (Nebraska) on Monday July 29, 1957 at an age of 80. She was buried at Grand Island Cemetery (Hall County, Nebraska) [Map].

Grand Island [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Prosser

Grand Island [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Prosser

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

Grace Abbott

Social activist. She was born in Grand Island (Nebraska) on Sunday November 17, 1878 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday June 19, 1939 at an age of 60. She was buried at Grand Island Cemetery (Hall County, Nebraska) [Map].

Grand Island [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Prosser

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Grace Abbott

Henry Fonda     (Henry Jaynes Fonda)

Oscar winning actor. He was born in Grand Island (Nebraska) on Tueday May 16, 1905 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday August 12, 1982 at an age of 77.

Grand Island [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Prosser

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry Fonda

John Leonard 'Johnny' Hopp

Major League Baseball. He was born in Hastings (Nebraska) on Tueday July 18, 1916 and died in Scottsbluff (Nebraska) on Sunday June 1, 2003 at an age of 86. He was buried at Parkview Cemetery (Adams County, Nebraska) [Map].

Hastings [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Prosser

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Leonard 'Johnny' Hopp

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].

Hastings [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Prosser

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

Paul Revere     (Born as Paul Revere Dick)

Musician. He was born in Harvard (Nebraska) on Friday January 7, 1938 and died in Garden Valley (Idaho) on Saturday October 4, 2014 at an age of 76. He was buried at Morris Hill Cemetery (Ada County, Idaho) [Map].

Harvard [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Prosser

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Revere

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Nebraska

About Adams County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Adams County: www.adamscounty.org/

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 from Point A (ie- Prosser) 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 Prosser. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Prosser

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prosser. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6873, Longitude: -98.5780     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Prosser 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 Prosser 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 321.924 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.781 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.411 degrees.

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<7>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 Prosser, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Prosser 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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<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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