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Redbird, Nebraska

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The location of Redbird

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Redbird 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 Redbird. 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 Redbird.

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

The Holt County sighting report from eBird.

Since Redbird is near Boyd County and also Knox County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Boyd County

Sighting report for Knox 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 Redbird.

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

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

  • O'Neill [Map], which is the Seat of Holt County, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Redbird to O'Neill, 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 161 miles [259.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,146 miles [1,844.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 45 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 6,505 miles [10,468.8 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 7,263 miles [11,688.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,179 miles [8,334.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Redbird ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Redbird.

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

Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Montgomery County

Our profile page for Redbird, Montgomery County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the South Southeast.


Whitley County

Our profile page for Redbird, Whitley County   [Map]

Distance: About 859 miles [1,382.4 km] to the East Southeast.


Gasconade County

Our profile page for Redbird, Gasconade County   [Map]

Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the Southeast.

New York

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Redbird, Chautauqua County   [Map]

Distance: About 973 miles [1,565.9 km] to the East.


Lake County

Our profile page for Redbird, Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 887 miles [1,427.5 km] to the East.


Wagoner County

Our profile page for Redbird, Wagoner County   [Map]

Distance: About 498 miles [801.5 km] to the South Southeast.


Cambria County

Our profile page for Redbird, Cambria County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,032 miles [1,660.8 km] to the East.

West Virginia

Raleigh County

Our profile page for Redbird, Raleigh County   [Map]

Distance: About 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the East Southeast.


Niobrara County

Our profile page for Redbird, Niobrara County   [Map]

Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the West.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Redbird ...

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.

Greenwood (SD)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North of Redbird   [Map]

Gross   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Lynch   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Meek   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Opportunity   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Paddock   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Rosedale (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Star   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Holt County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Holt County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Redbird. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7619, Longitude: -98.4424     [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 Redbird 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 321.94 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.052 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.961 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 Redbird, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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