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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Raymond 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 Raymond. 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 Raymond.

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

The Lancaster County sighting report from eBird.

Since Raymond is near Saunders County and also Seward County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Saunders County

Sighting report for Seward 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 Raymond.

How Far From Raymond to ...

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

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

  • Lincoln [Map], which is the Seat of Lancaster County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Raymond to Lincoln, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). The buggy would take a little over three hours and walking would take four to five hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,052 miles [1,693 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 60 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,549 miles [10,539.6 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 7,302 miles [11,751.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,204 miles [8,375 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Raymond ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Raymond.

While the name Raymond is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 36 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Alberta

Our profile page for Raymond   [Map]

Distance: About 967 miles [1,556.2 km] to the Northwest.

Arkansas

Monroe County

Our profile page for Raymond, Monroe County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the Southeast.

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Raymond, Los Angeles County

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

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

Madera County

Our profile page for Raymond, Madera County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,262 miles [2,031 km] to the West.

Colorado

Boulder County

Our profile page for Raymond, Boulder County   [Map]

Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the West.

Florida

Polk County

Our profile page for Raymond, Polk County

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

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

Georgia

Coweta County

Our profile page for Raymond, Coweta County   [Map]

Distance: About 845 miles [1,359.9 km] to the Southeast.

Idaho

Bear Lake County

Our profile page for Raymond, Bear Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 741 miles [1,192.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Illinois

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Raymond, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Indiana

Franklin County

Our profile page for Raymond, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the East.

Iowa

Black Hawk County

Our profile page for Raymond, Black Hawk County   [Map]

Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the East Northeast.

Kansas

Rice County

Our profile page for Raymond, Rice County   [Map]

Distance: About 204 miles [328.3 km] to the South Southwest.

Kentucky

Breckinridge County

Our profile page for Raymond, Breckinridge County   [Map]

Distance: About 592 miles [952.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Louisiana

Calcasieu Parish

Our profile page for Raymond, Calcasieu Parish

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

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

Jefferson Davis Parish

Our profile page for Raymond, Jefferson Davis Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the South Southeast.

Maine

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Raymond, Cumberland County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,350 miles [2,172.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Michigan

Charlevoix County

Our profile page for Raymond, Charlevoix County

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

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

Minnesota

Kandiyohi County

Our profile page for Raymond, Kandiyohi County   [Map]

Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the North Northeast.

Mississippi

Hinds County

Our profile page for Raymond, Hinds County   [Map]

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

Missouri

Reynolds County

Our profile page for Raymond, Reynolds County

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

Montana

Chouteau County

Our profile page for Raymond, Chouteau County

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

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

Sheridan County

Our profile page for Raymond, Sheridan County   [Map]

Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the North Northwest.

New Hampshire

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Raymond, Rockingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,316 miles [2,117.9 km] to the East Northeast.

New York

Niagara County

Our profile page for Raymond, Niagara County   [Map]

Distance: About 938 miles [1,509.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Union County

Our profile page for Raymond, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the East.

Oklahoma

Our profile page for Raymond

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.

Ontario

Our profile page for Raymond   [Map]

Distance: About 920 miles [1,480.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Potter County

Our profile page for Raymond, Potter County   [Map]

Distance: About 979 miles [1,575.5 km] to the East.

South Carolina

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Raymond, Orangeburg County

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

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

South Dakota

Clark County

Our profile page for Raymond, Clark County   [Map]

Distance: About 279 miles [449 km] to the North.

Texas

Clay County

Our profile page for Raymond, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the South.

Leon County

Our profile page for Raymond, Leon County

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

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

Virginia

Surry County

Our profile page for Raymond, Surry County

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

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

Washington

Pacific County

Our profile page for Raymond, Pacific County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,392 miles [2,240.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Wisconsin

Racine County

Our profile page for Raymond, Racine County   [Map]

Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Wyoming

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Raymond, Lincoln County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Raymond ...

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.

Bethany   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast of Raymond   [Map]

Davey   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Emerald   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Gaslight Village   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Havelock   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Huskerville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Lincoln   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Malcolm   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

University Place   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Woodlawn   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [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 Raymond. 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.

Philip Abbott     (Born as Philip Abbott Alexander)

Actor. He was born in Lincoln (Nebraska) on Thursday March 20, 1924 and died in Tarzana (California) on Monday February 23, 1998 at an age of 73. He was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Lincoln [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Raymond

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

Leslie Brooks     (Born as Virginia Leslie Gettman)

Actress. She was born in Lincoln (Nebraska) on Thursday July 13, 1922 and died in Sherman Oaks (California) on Friday July 1, 2011 at an age of 89. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Lincoln [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Raymond

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leslie Brooks

Samuel Earl 'Wahoo Sam' Crawford

Major League Baseball. He was born in Wahoo (Nebraska) on Sunday April 18, 1880 and died in Hollywood (California) on Saturday June 15, 1968 at an age of 88. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Wahoo [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Raymond

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel Earl 'Wahoo Sam' Crawford

Eddie Gardner

Aviation pioneer. He was born in Plainfield (Illinois) on Wednesday April 4, 1888 and died in Lincoln (Nebraska) on Friday May 6, 1921 at an age of 33. He was buried at Plainfield Twp. Cemetery (Will County, Illinois) [Map].

Lincoln [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Raymond

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie Gardner

Gordon MacRae     (Albert Gordon MacRae)

Actor, singer. He was born in East Orange (New Jersey) on Saturday March 12, 1921 and died in Lincoln (Nebraska) on Friday January 24, 1986 at an age of 64. He was buried at Wyuka Cemetery (Lancaster County, Nebraska) [Map].

Lincoln [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Raymond

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gordon MacRae

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].

Malcolm [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Raymond

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

Hilary Swank     (Hilary Ann Swank)

Oscar winning actress, producer. She was born in Lincoln (Nebraska) on Wednesday January 30, 1974

Lincoln [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Raymond

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nebraska

About Lancaster County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lancaster County: www.lancaster.ne.gov/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Raymond. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9571, Longitude: -96.7815     [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 Raymond 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 320.666 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.358 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.424 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 Raymond, 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Raymond 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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