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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Richfield 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 Richfield. 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 Richfield.

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

The Sarpy County sighting report from eBird.

Since Richfield is near Cass County and also Douglas County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Cass County

Sighting report for Douglas 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 Richfield.

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

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

  • Papillion [Map], which is the Seat of Sarpy County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 38 miles [61.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Richfield to Lincoln, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,016 miles [1,635.1 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 40 days and walking would take 58 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,517 miles [10,488.1 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 7,269 miles [11,698.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,170 miles [8,320.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Richfield ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Richfield.

While the name Richfield is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 21 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Richfield

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

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

California

Orange County

Our profile page for Richfield, Orange County

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

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

Tehama County

Our profile page for Richfield, Tehama County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,366 miles [2,198.4 km] to the West.

Colorado

Conejos County

Our profile page for Richfield, Conejos County   [Map]

Distance: About 590 miles [949.5 km] to the West Southwest.

Florida

Manatee County

Our profile page for Richfield, Manatee County

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

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

Georgia

Chatham County

Our profile page for Richfield, Chatham County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,036 miles [1,667.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Idaho

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Richfield, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 934 miles [1,503.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Illinois

Adams County

Our profile page for Richfield, Adams County   [Map]

Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Iowa

Fayette County

Our profile page for Richfield, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 241 miles [387.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Kansas

Morton County

Our profile page for Richfield, Morton County   [Map]

Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the Southwest.

Michigan

Genesee County

Our profile page for Richfield, Genesee County

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

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

Minnesota

Hennepin County

Our profile page for Richfield, Hennepin County   [Map]

Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Missouri

Saint Charles County

Our profile page for Richfield, Saint Charles County

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

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

New Jersey

Passaic County

Our profile page for Richfield, Passaic County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,138 miles [1,831.4 km] to the East.

New York

Otsego County

Our profile page for Richfield, Otsego County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,082 miles [1,741.3 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Stanly County

Our profile page for Richfield, Stanly County   [Map]

Distance: About 939 miles [1,511.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Richfield   [Map]

Distance: About 1,537 miles [2,473.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Summit County

Our profile page for Richfield, Summit County   [Map]

Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the East.

Pennsylvania

Juniata County

Our profile page for Richfield, Juniata County   [Map]

Distance: About 988 miles [1,590 km] to the East.

Utah

Sevier County

Our profile page for Richfield, Sevier County   [Map]

Distance: About 861 miles [1,385.6 km] to the West.

Wisconsin

Washington County

Our profile page for Richfield, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 426 miles [685.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Richfield ...

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.

Boys Town   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North of Richfield   [Map]

Cedar Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Fort Crook   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Lane   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Louisville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Meadow   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Paradise Park   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Portal   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Richfield. 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.

Art Babbit     (Born as Arthur Harold Babitsky)

Animator. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Tueday October 8, 1907 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday March 4, 1992 at an age of 84. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Richfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Babbit<8>

Lee Beggs

Actor. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Saturday December 3, 1870 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday November 18, 1943 at an age of 72. He was buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Richfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lee Beggs

Bob Boozer     (Robert Louis Boozer)

Professional basketball. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Monday April 26, 1937 and died in Omaha (Nebraska) on Saturday May 19, 2012 at an age of 75. He was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Douglas County, Nebraska) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Richfield

Omaha [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Richfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob Boozer

Marlon Brando

Oscar winning actor, director, activist. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Thursday April 3, 1924 and died in Westwood (California) on Thursday July 1, 2004 at an age of 80.

Omaha [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Richfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marlon Brando

Don Chandler

Professional football. He was born in Council Bluffs (Iowa) on Wednesday September 5, 1934 and died in Tulsa (Oklahoma) on Thursday August 11, 2011 at an age of 76. He was buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Tulsa County, Oklahoma) [Map].

Council Bluffs [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Richfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Chandler

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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Richfield

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

Gerald Ford     (Born as Leslie Lynch King)

38th President of the US (1974 - 1977). He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Monday July 14, 1913 and died in Rancho Mirage (California) on Tueday December 26, 2006 at an age of 93.

Omaha [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Richfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gerald Ford

Buddy Miles     (George Allen Miles, Jr.)

Musician. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Friday September 5, 1947 and died in Austin (Texas) on Tueday February 26, 2008 at an age of 60.

Omaha [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Richfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Buddy Miles

Anne Ramsey     (Born as Anne Mobley)

Actress. She was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Wednesday March 27, 1929 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday August 11, 1988 at an age of 59. She was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Douglas County, Nebraska) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Richfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anne Ramsey

Angelo Rossitto     (Angelo Salvatore Rossitto)

Actor, sideshow performer. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Tueday February 18, 1908 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday September 21, 1991 at an age of 83. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Richfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Angelo Rossitto

Carl David 'Winky' Smith

Professional hockey. He was born in Cache Bay (Ontario) on Tueday September 18, 1917 and died in Omaha (Nebraska) on Sunday January 8, 1967 at an age of 49. He was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Douglas County, Nebraska) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Richfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carl David 'Winky' Smith

Charles Frederick 'Skip' Stephenson

Comedian, actor, musician. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Thursday April 18, 1940 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday May 18, 1992 at an age of 52. He was buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (Douglas County, Nebraska) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Richfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Frederick 'Skip' Stephenson

Lalomie Washburn

Singer, songwriter. She was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Monday August 25, 1941 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday September 18, 2004 at an age of 63. She was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Omaha [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Richfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lalomie Washburn

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nebraska

About Sarpy County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sarpy County: www.sarpy.com/

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Richfield) 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 Richfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Richfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1090, Longitude: -96.0762     [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 Richfield 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 320.177 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.813 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.028 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 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 Richfield 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>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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