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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Roach 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 Roach. 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 Roach.

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

The Scotts Bluff County sighting report from eBird.

Since Roach is near Furnas County and also Sioux County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Furnas County

Sighting report for Sioux 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 Roach.

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

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

  • Gering [Map], which is the Seat of Scotts Bluff County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Roach to Gering, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 383 miles [616.4 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,423 miles [2,290.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 56 days and walking would take 81 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,711 miles [10,800.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,475 miles [12,029.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,412 miles [8,709.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Roach ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Roach.

Within Nebraska, there is just one other community named Roach. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 9 communities in the United States and Canada - with 9 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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NevadaTexas  
 
New BrunswickWest Virginia  

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Roach, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,557 miles [2,505.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Taylor County

Our profile page for Roach, Taylor County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,390 miles [2,237 km] to the East Southeast.

Missouri

Camden County

Our profile page for Roach, Camden County   [Map]

Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for Roach, Clark County   [Map]

Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the West Southwest.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Roach   [Map]

Distance: About 1,843 miles [2,966 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Logan County

Our profile page for Roach, Logan County

This community is historic.<7>

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

Pennsylvania

Warren County

Our profile page for Roach, Warren County

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

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

Texas

Cass County

Our profile page for Roach, Cass County   [Map]

Distance: About 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the Southeast.

West Virginia

Cabell County

Our profile page for Roach, Cabell County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Roach ...

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.

Covert   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast of Roach   [Map]

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

Henry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Holly (WY)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

James   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the East   [Map]

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

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

Mitchell   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Silver Tip (WY)   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Terrytown   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Trout   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast   [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 Roach. 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 Leonard 'Johnny' Hopp

Major League Baseball. He was born in Hastings (Nebraska) on Tueday July 18, 1916 and died in Scottsbluff (Nebraska) on Sunday June 1, 2003 at an age of 86. He was buried at Parkview Cemetery (Adams County, Nebraska) [Map].

Scottsbluff [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Roach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Leonard 'Johnny' Hopp<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Nebraska

About Scotts Bluff County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Scotts Bluff County: www.scottsbluffcounty.org/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Roach) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roach. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0222, Longitude: -103.9341     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roach 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 Roach 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 325.928 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.585 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 317.104 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 Roach, 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Roach 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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