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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Purdum 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 Purdum. 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 Purdum.

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

The Blaine County sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Cherry County

Sighting report for Brown 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 Purdum.

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

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

  • Brewster [Map], which is the Seat of Blaine County, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Purdum to Brewster, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 203 miles [326.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,235 miles [1,987.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 49 days and walking would take 71 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,599 miles [10,620.1 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 7,359 miles [11,843.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,279 miles [8,495.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Purdum ...

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


Communities Outside of Nebraska

Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Purdum, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,216 miles [1,957 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Purdum ...

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.

Cascade   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest of Purdum   [Map]

Falter Place   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Hartgraves Place   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Johnstown   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Raven   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Rose   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Sandridge   -   37 miles [59.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Wood Lake   -   39 miles [62.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Nebraska

About Blaine County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blaine County: www.nol.org/blaine/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Purdum. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0649, Longitude: -100.2584     [Map].

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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 Purdum 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 323.22 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 321.447 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.074 degrees.

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