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Ravenna, Nebraska

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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Ravenna 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 Ravenna. 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 Ravenna.

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

The Buffalo County sighting report from eBird.

Since Ravenna is near Sherman County and also Howard County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Sherman County

Sighting report for Howard 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

The website, centered on Ravenna.

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

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

  • Kearney [Map], which is the Seat of Buffalo County, lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Ravenna to Kearney, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days 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 116 miles [186.7 km] to the East (E). 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 1,163 miles [1,871.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 46 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 6,614 miles [10,644.2 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 7,370 miles [11,860.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,280 miles [8,497.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ravenna ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Ravenna.

While the name Ravenna is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Ravenna, Los Angeles County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,145 miles [1,842.7 km] to the West Southwest.


Estill County

Our profile page for Ravenna, Estill County   [Map]

Distance: About 830 miles [1,335.8 km] to the East Southeast.


Muskegon County

Our profile page for Ravenna, Muskegon County   [Map]

Distance: About 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the East Northeast.


Granite County

Our profile page for Ravenna, Granite County   [Map]

Distance: About 825 miles [1,327.7 km] to the Northwest.


Portage County

Our profile page for Ravenna, Portage County   [Map]

Distance: About 917 miles [1,475.8 km] to the East.


Our profile page for Ravenna   [Map]

Distance: About 965 miles [1,553 km] to the East Northeast.

South Carolina

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Ravenna, Spartanburg County

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

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


Fannin County

Our profile page for Ravenna, Fannin County   [Map]

Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the South Southeast.


King County

Our profile page for Ravenna, King County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,236 miles [1,989.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ravenna ...

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.

Cairo   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East of Ravenna   [Map]

Elba   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Farwell   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Hazard   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Howard City   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Mason City   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Rockville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Sweetwater   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Wood River   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Buffalo County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Buffalo County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ravenna. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0283, Longitude: -98.9126     [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 Ravenna 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 322.185 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.124 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.529 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 Ravenna 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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