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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Riverside Park 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 Riverside Park. 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 Riverside Park.

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

The Merrick County sighting report from eBird.

Since Riverside Park is near Hamilton County and also Polk County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Hamilton County

Sighting report for Polk 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 Riverside Park.

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

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

  • Central City [Map], which is the Seat of Merrick County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 69 miles [111 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Riverside Park to Lincoln, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,115 miles [1,794.4 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 44 days and walking would take 64 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,580 miles [10,589.5 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 7,335 miles [11,804.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,242 miles [8,436.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Riverside Park ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Riverside Park.

Within Nebraska, there is just one other community named Riverside Park. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 15 communities in the United States and Canada - with 15 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Nebraska

Communities outside of Nebraska


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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CaliforniaNevadaOhio 
 
GeorgiaNew JerseyOntario 
 
IllinoisNew YorkSouth Carolina 
 
LouisianaNorth CarolinaTennessee 

California

Humboldt County

Our profile page for Riverside Park, Humboldt County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,355 miles [2,180.7 km] to the West.

Georgia

Bibb County

Our profile page for Riverside Park, Bibb County   [Map]

Distance: About 968 miles [1,557.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Floyd County

Our profile page for Riverside Park, Floyd County   [Map]

Distance: About 842 miles [1,355.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Newton County

Our profile page for Riverside Park, Newton County   [Map]

Distance: About 931 miles [1,498.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Illinois

McHenry County

Our profile page for Riverside Park, McHenry County

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

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

Louisiana

Jefferson Parish

Our profile page for Riverside Park, Jefferson Parish

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

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

Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Riverside Park, Elko County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

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

New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Riverside Park, Burlington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,205 miles [1,939.3 km] to the East.

New York

Cattaraugus County

Our profile page for Riverside Park, Cattaraugus County

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

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

Ulster County

Our profile page for Riverside Park, Ulster County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,232 miles [1,982.7 km] to the East.

North Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Riverside Park, Beaufort County

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

Ohio

Tuscarawas County

Our profile page for Riverside Park, Tuscarawas County   [Map]

Distance: About 867 miles [1,395.3 km] to the East.

Ontario

Our profile page for Riverside Park   [Map]

Distance: About 1,155 miles [1,858.8 km] to the East Northeast.

South Carolina

Richland County

Our profile page for Riverside Park, Richland County

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

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

Tennessee

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Riverside Park, Hamilton County   [Map]

Distance: About 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Riverside Park ...

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.

Archer   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest of Riverside Park   [Map]

Aurora   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Havens   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Hord   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hordville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Murphy   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Overland   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Paddock   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Polk   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Swedehome   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Worms   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [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 Riverside Park. 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.

Edith Abbott

Social activist, educator, author. She was born in Grand Island (Nebraska) on Tueday September 26, 1876 and died in Grand Island (Nebraska) on Monday July 29, 1957 at an age of 80. She was buried at Grand Island Cemetery (Hall County, Nebraska) [Map].

Grand Island [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Riverside Park

Grand Island [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Riverside Park

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

Grace Abbott

Social activist. She was born in Grand Island (Nebraska) on Sunday November 17, 1878 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday June 19, 1939 at an age of 60. She was buried at Grand Island Cemetery (Hall County, Nebraska) [Map].

Grand Island [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Riverside Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Grace Abbott

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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Riverside Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Archer

Henry Fonda     (Henry Jaynes Fonda)

Oscar winning actor. He was born in Grand Island (Nebraska) on Tueday May 16, 1905 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday August 12, 1982 at an age of 77.

Grand Island [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Riverside Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry Fonda

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Nebraska

About Merrick County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Riverside Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverside Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0964, Longitude: -97.9728     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Riverside Park 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 Riverside Park 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 321.518 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.36 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.021 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Riverside Park 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 Riverside Park, 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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