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Rosalie, Nebraska

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The location of Rosalie

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Rosalie 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 Rosalie. 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 Rosalie.

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

The Thurston County sighting report from eBird.

Since Rosalie is near Cuming County and also Burt County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Cuming County

Sighting report for Burt 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 Rosalie.

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

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

  • Pender [Map], which is the Seat of Thurston County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Rosalie to Pender, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 86 miles [138.4 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,043 miles [1,678.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 60 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,481 miles [10,430.2 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 7,236 miles [11,645.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,142 miles [8,275.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rosalie ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Rosalie.

While the name Rosalie is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Nebraska


Jackson County

Our profile page for Rosalie, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the Southeast.


Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Rosalie, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,254 miles [2,018.1 km] to the Southeast.


Red River County

Our profile page for Rosalie, Red River County   [Map]

Distance: About 596 miles [959.2 km] to the South.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rosalie ...

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.

Beemer   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest of Rosalie   [Map]

Craig   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Glen Ellen (IA)   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Holly Springs (IA)   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Homer   -   18 miles [29 km] to the North   [Map]

Lyons   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Macy   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Maple Landing (IA) (Historic)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Sergeant Bluff (IA)   -   25 miles [40.2 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 Rosalie. 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.

Hoot Gibson     (Born as Edmund Richard Gibson)

Actor, rodeo champion. He was born in Tekamah (Nebraska) on Saturday August 6, 1892 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Thursday August 23, 1962 at an age of 70. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Tekamah [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Rosalie

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hoot Gibson<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Thurston County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Nebraska:

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Rosalie) 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 Rosalie. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rosalie

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rosalie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0573, Longitude: -96.5128     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rosalie 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 Rosalie 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 320.529 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.338 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.067 degrees.

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<7>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:

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