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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Richland 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 Richland. 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 Richland.

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

The Colfax County sighting report from eBird.

Since Richland is near Butler County and also Platte County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Butler County

Sighting report for Platte 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 Richland.

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

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

  • Schuyler [Map], which is the Seat of Colfax County, lies just to the East.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 50 miles [80.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Richland to Lincoln, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,076 miles [1,731.7 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 42 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 6,537 miles [10,520.3 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 7,292 miles [11,735.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,197 miles [8,363.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Richland ...

We have found 54 communities that share the name Richland.

While the name Richland is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 54 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Alabama

Pike County

Our profile page for Richland, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 922 miles [1,483.8 km] to the Southeast.

Arkansas

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Richland, Pulaski County

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

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

California

Butte County

Our profile page for Richland, Butte County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 1,287 miles [2,071.2 km] to the West.

San Diego County

Our profile page for Richland, San Diego County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,230 miles [1,979.5 km] to the West Southwest.

Florida

Pasco County

Our profile page for Richland, Pasco County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,242 miles [1,998.8 km] to the Southeast.

Georgia

Stewart County

Our profile page for Richland, Stewart County   [Map]

Distance: About 945 miles [1,520.8 km] to the Southeast.

Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Richland, Cook County

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

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

Sangamon County

Our profile page for Richland, Sangamon County   [Map]

Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Indiana

Rush County

Our profile page for Richland, Rush County   [Map]

Distance: About 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the East.

Spencer County

Our profile page for Richland, Spencer County

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

Iowa

Keokuk County

Our profile page for Richland, Keokuk County   [Map]

Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the East.

Kansas

Kingman County

Our profile page for Richland, Kingman County

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

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

Miami County

Our profile page for Richland, Miami County

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

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

Nemaha County

Our profile page for Richland, Nemaha County

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

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

Shawnee County

Our profile page for Richland, Shawnee County   [Map]

Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the South Southeast.

Kentucky

Hopkins County

Our profile page for Richland, Hopkins County   [Map]

Distance: About 587 miles [944.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Louisiana

Iberville Parish

Our profile page for Richland, Iberville Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the South Southeast.

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Richland, Rapides Parish   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the South Southeast.

Saint Mary Parish

Our profile page for Richland, Saint Mary Parish   [Map]

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

Tensas Parish

Our profile page for Richland, Tensas Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 735 miles [1,182.9 km] to the South Southeast.

Michigan

Kalamazoo County

Our profile page for Richland, Kalamazoo County   [Map]

Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the East.

Minnesota

Otter Tail County

Our profile page for Richland, Otter Tail County

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

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

Rice County

Our profile page for Richland, Rice County

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

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

Mississippi

Holmes County

Our profile page for Richland, Holmes County   [Map]

Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the Southeast.

Humphreys County

Our profile page for Richland, Humphreys County   [Map]

Distance: About 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the Southeast.

Rankin County

Our profile page for Richland, Rankin County   [Map]

Distance: About 745 miles [1,199 km] to the South Southeast.

Missouri

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Richland, Pulaski County   [Map]

Distance: About 355 miles [571.3 km] to the Southeast.

Montana

Valley County

Our profile page for Richland, Valley County   [Map]

Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the Northwest.

New Jersey

Atlantic County

Our profile page for Richland, Atlantic County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,178 miles [1,895.8 km] to the East.

New Mexico

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Richland, Roosevelt County   [Map]

This community is historic.

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

New York

Oswego County

Our profile page for Richland, Oswego County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,084 miles [1,744.5 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Richland, Caldwell County   [Map]

Distance: About 916 miles [1,474.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Ohio

Clinton County

Our profile page for Richland, Clinton County

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

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

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Richland, Fairfield County

This community is historic.

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

Logan County

Our profile page for Richland, Logan County

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

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

Richland County

Our profile page for Richland, Richland County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the East.

Vinton County

Our profile page for Richland, Vinton County   [Map]

Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the East.

Oklahoma

Canadian County

Our profile page for Richland, Canadian County   [Map]

Distance: About 405 miles [651.8 km] to the South.

Oregon

Baker County

Our profile page for Richland, Baker County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,029 miles [1,656 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Cambria County

Our profile page for Richland, Cambria County   [Map]

Distance: About 975 miles [1,569.1 km] to the East.

Delaware County

Our profile page for Richland, Delaware County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,147 miles [1,845.9 km] to the East.

Lebanon County

Our profile page for Richland, Lebanon County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,093 miles [1,759 km] to the East.

South Carolina

Oconee County

Our profile page for Richland, Oconee County   [Map]

Distance: About 899 miles [1,446.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Richland County

Our profile page for Richland, Richland County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,019 miles [1,639.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Saluda County

Our profile page for Richland, Saluda County   [Map]

Distance: About 990 miles [1,593.3 km] to the East Southeast.

South Dakota

Union County

Our profile page for Richland, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 95 miles [152.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Tennessee

Davidson County

Our profile page for Richland, Davidson County   [Map]

Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Giles County

Our profile page for Richland, Giles County   [Map]

This community is historic.

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

Grainger County

Our profile page for Richland, Grainger County   [Map]

Distance: About 814 miles [1,310 km] to the East Southeast.

Knox County

Our profile page for Richland, Knox County

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

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

Texas

Navarro County

Our profile page for Richland, Navarro County   [Map]

Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the South.

Rains County

Our profile page for Richland, Rains County   [Map]

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

Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Richland, Salt Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 764 miles [1,229.5 km] to the West.

Washington

Benton County

Our profile page for Richland, Benton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,144 miles [1,841.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Richland ...

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.

Columbus   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West of Richland   [Map]

David City   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Dodge   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Dwight   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Rescue (Historic)   -   18 miles [29 km] to the East   [Map]

Rising City   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Rogers   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Silver Creek   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the West   [Map]

Surprise   -   23 miles [37 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 Richland. 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.

John Archer     (Born as Ralph Bowman)

Actor. He was born in Osceola (Nebraska) on Saturday May 8, 1915 and died in Redmond (Washington) on Sunday December 5, 1999 at an age of 84.

Osceola [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Richland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Archer<9>

Andrew Higgins     (Andrew Jackson Higgins)

Inventor, shipbuilder, industrialist. He was born in Columbus (Nebraska) on Saturday August 28, 1886 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Friday August 1, 1952 at an age of 66. He was buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Columbus [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Richland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Higgins

Jo Ann Marlowe     (Born as Jo Ann Mares)

Actress. She was born in Schuyler (Nebraska) on Sunday December 15, 1935 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday January 2, 1991 at an age of 55. She was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Schuyler [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Richland

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jo Ann Marlowe

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Nebraska

About Colfax County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colfax County: www.colfaxcounty.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 from Point A (ie- Richland) 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 Richland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Richland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4369, Longitude: -97.2150     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Richland 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 Richland 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 320.998 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.801 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.559 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 Richland 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 Richland, 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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