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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Randolph 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 Randolph. 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 Randolph.

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

The Cedar County sighting report from eBird.

Since Randolph is near Pierce County and also Wayne County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Pierce County

Sighting report for Wayne 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 Randolph.

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

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

  • Hartington [Map], which is the Seat of Cedar County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Randolph to Hartington, 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 113 miles [181.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,088 miles [1,751 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 43 days and walking would take 62 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,491 miles [10,446.3 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 7,247 miles [11,662.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,158 miles [8,301 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Randolph ...

We have found 39 communities that share the name Randolph.

While the name Randolph is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 39 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Alabama

Bibb County

Our profile page for Randolph, Bibb County   [Map]

Distance: About 867 miles [1,395.3 km] to the Southeast.

Arizona

Pinal County

Our profile page for Randolph, Pinal County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,010 miles [1,625.4 km] to the Southwest.

California

Sierra County

Our profile page for Randolph, Sierra County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,211 miles [1,948.9 km] to the West.

Illinois

McLean County

Our profile page for Randolph, McLean County   [Map]

Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Randolph County

Our profile page for Randolph, Randolph County   [Map]

Distance: About 503 miles [809.5 km] to the Southeast.

Indiana

Randolph County

Our profile page for Randolph, Randolph County   [Map]

Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the East.

Iowa

Fremont County

Our profile page for Randolph, Fremont County   [Map]

Distance: About 139 miles [223.7 km] to the Southeast.

Kansas

Riley County

Our profile page for Randolph, Riley County   [Map]

Distance: About 205 miles [329.9 km] to the South.

Kentucky

Metcalfe County

Our profile page for Randolph, Metcalfe County   [Map]

Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Louisiana

Union Parish

Our profile page for Randolph, Union Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the South Southeast.

Maine

Kennebec County

Our profile page for Randolph, Kennebec County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,385 miles [2,228.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Randolph   [Map]

Distance: About 495 miles [796.6 km] to the North.

Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Randolph, Montgomery County

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

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

Massachusetts

Norfolk County

Our profile page for Randolph, Norfolk County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,339 miles [2,154.9 km] to the East.

Minnesota

Dakota County

Our profile page for Randolph, Dakota County   [Map]

Distance: About 263 miles [423.3 km] to the Northeast.

Mississippi

Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Randolph, Pontotoc County   [Map]

Distance: About 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the Southeast.

Washington County

Our profile page for Randolph, Washington County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the South Southeast.

Missouri

Clay County

Our profile page for Randolph, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the Southeast.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Randolph   [Map]

Distance: About 1,559 miles [2,509 km] to the East Northeast.

New Hampshire

Coos County

Our profile page for Randolph, Coos County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,310 miles [2,108.2 km] to the East Northeast.

New Jersey

Morris County

Our profile page for Randolph, Morris County

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

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

New York

Cattaraugus County

Our profile page for Randolph, Cattaraugus County   [Map]

Distance: About 937 miles [1,508 km] to the East.

North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Randolph, Mecklenburg County

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

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

Pitt County

Our profile page for Randolph, Pitt County

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

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

Ohio

Miami County

Our profile page for Randolph, Miami County

This community is historic.

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

Portage County

Our profile page for Randolph, Portage County   [Map]

Distance: About 834 miles [1,342.2 km] to the East.

Ontario

Our profile page for Randolph

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.

Oregon

Coos County

Our profile page for Randolph, Coos County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,363 miles [2,193.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Crawford County

Our profile page for Randolph, Crawford County

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

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

Somerset County

Our profile page for Randolph, Somerset County   [Map]

Distance: About 963 miles [1,549.8 km] to the East.

South Dakota

Brown County

Our profile page for Randolph, Brown County   [Map]

Distance: About 202 miles [325.1 km] to the North.

Tennessee

Tipton County

Our profile page for Randolph, Tipton County   [Map]

Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the Southeast.

Texas

Bexar County

Our profile page for Randolph, Bexar County

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

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

Fannin County

Our profile page for Randolph, Fannin County   [Map]

Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the South.

Utah

Rich County

Our profile page for Randolph, Rich County   [Map]

Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the West.

Vermont

Orange County

Our profile page for Randolph, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,243 miles [2,000.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Virginia

Charlotte County

Our profile page for Randolph, Charlotte County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,059 miles [1,704.3 km] to the East Southeast.

West Virginia

Barbour County

Our profile page for Randolph, Barbour County

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

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

Wisconsin

Dodge County

Our profile page for Randolph, Dodge County   [Map]

Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Randolph ...

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.

Allen   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the East of Randolph   [Map]

Bow Valley   -   23 miles [37 km] to the North   [Map]

Constance   -   23 miles [37 km] to the North   [Map]

Lime Grove   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Magnet   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Pierce   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Plainview   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Spurville   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Wee Town   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Wynot   -   26 miles [41.8 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 Randolph. 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.

James Coburn     (James Harrison Coburn III)

Actor. He was born in Laurel (Nebraska) on Friday August 31, 1928 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Monday November 18, 2002 at an age of 74. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Laurel [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Randolph

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Coburn<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nebraska

About Cedar County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cedar County: www.co.cedar.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Randolph) 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 Randolph. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Randolph

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Randolph. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3775, Longitude: -97.3577     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Randolph 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 Randolph 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 321.144 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.087 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.452 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Randolph 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 Randolph, 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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