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The location of Rackett









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Rackett 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 Rackett. 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 Rackett.

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

The Garden County sighting report from eBird.

Since Rackett is near Arthur County and also Sheridan County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Arthur County

Sighting report for Sheridan 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 Rackett.

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

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

  • Oshkosh [Map], which is the Seat of Garden County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Rackett to Oshkosh, 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 6 hours.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 291 miles [468.3 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,334 miles [2,146.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 53 days and walking would take 76 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,681 miles [10,752 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 7,442 miles [11,976.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,369 miles [8,640.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rackett ...

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.

Arthur   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the East of Rackett   [Map]

Bucktail   -   40 miles [64.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Jennings (Historic)   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Lena   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Lynn   -   40 miles [64.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Lyons Place   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Martin   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Mumper   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Rounds Place   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Garden County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Garden County: www.co.garden.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 '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- Rackett) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rackett. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6666, Longitude: -102.2060     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rackett 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 Rackett 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 324.621 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 323.026 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.20 degrees.

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