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Roscoe, Nebraska

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The location of Roscoe

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Roscoe 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 Roscoe. 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 Roscoe.

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

The Keith County sighting report from eBird.

Since Roscoe is near Perkins County and also Arthur County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Perkins County

Sighting report for Arthur 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 Roscoe.

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

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

  • Ogallala [Map], which is the Seat of Keith County, lies just to the West.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 255 miles [410.4 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Roscoe to Lincoln, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,303 miles [2,097 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 51 days and walking would take 74 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,692 miles [10,769.7 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 7,452 miles [11,992.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,373 miles [8,647 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Roscoe ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Roscoe.

While the name Roscoe is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Colbert County

Our profile page for Roscoe, Colbert County

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

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


Coweta County

Our profile page for Roscoe, Coweta County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,058 miles [1,702.7 km] to the East Southeast.


Winnebago County

Our profile page for Roscoe, Winnebago County   [Map]

Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the East Northeast.


Des Moines County

Our profile page for Roscoe, Des Moines County   [Map]

Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the East.


Graham County

Our profile page for Roscoe, Graham County   [Map]

Distance: About 148 miles [238.2 km] to the Southeast.


Elliott County

Our profile page for Roscoe, Elliott County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,004 miles [1,615.8 km] to the East.


Alger County

Our profile page for Roscoe, Alger County

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

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


Goodhue County

Our profile page for Roscoe, Goodhue County   [Map]

Distance: About 495 miles [796.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Stearns County

Our profile page for Roscoe, Stearns County   [Map]

Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the Northeast.


Newton County

Our profile page for Roscoe, Newton County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

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


Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Roscoe, Saint Clair County   [Map]

Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the East Southeast.


Carbon County

Our profile page for Roscoe, Carbon County   [Map]

Distance: About 492 miles [791.8 km] to the Northwest.

New York

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Roscoe, Sullivan County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,374 miles [2,211.2 km] to the East.

North Carolina

Chatham County

Our profile page for Roscoe, Chatham County

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

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


Coshocton County

Our profile page for Roscoe, Coshocton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,031 miles [1,659.2 km] to the East.


Washington County

Our profile page for Roscoe, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,137 miles [1,829.8 km] to the East.

South Dakota

Edmunds County

Our profile page for Roscoe, Edmunds County   [Map]

Distance: About 318 miles [511.8 km] to the North Northeast.


Nolan County

Our profile page for Roscoe, Nolan County   [Map]

Distance: About 602 miles [968.8 km] to the South.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Roscoe ...

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.

Arthur   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the North of Roscoe   [Map]

Big Springs   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Coker   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the East   [Map]

Elsie   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Grant   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Hershey   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Keystone   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Lyons Place   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Madrid   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the South   [Map]

Martin   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [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 Roscoe. 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.

Gary Galen Glick

Professional football. He was born in Grant (Nebraska) on Wednesday May 14, 1930 and died in Fort Collins (Colorado) on Wednesday February 11, 2015 at an age of 84.

Grant [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Roscoe

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Galen Glick<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Keith County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Keith County:

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- Roscoe) 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 Roscoe. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Roscoe

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roscoe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1305, Longitude: -101.5857     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roscoe 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 Roscoe 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 324.128 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 322.392 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.943 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 Roscoe 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 Roscoe, 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:

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