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Rose, Nebraska

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The location of Rose

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Rose, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rose and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Rose 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 Rose. 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 Rose.

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

The Rock County sighting report from eBird.

Since Rose is near Brown County and also Loup County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Brown County

Sighting report for Loup 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 Rose.

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

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

  • Bassett [Map], which is the Seat of Rock County, lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Rose to Bassett, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 173 miles [278.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,198 miles [1,928 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 47 days and walking would take 68 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,570 miles [10,573.4 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 7,329 miles [11,794.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,247 miles [8,444.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rose ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Rose.

While the name Rose is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Sonoma County

Our profile page for Rose, Sonoma County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 1,239 miles [1,994 km] to the West.


Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Rose, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,369 miles [2,203.2 km] to the Southeast.

Leon County

Our profile page for Rose, Leon County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,180 miles [1,899 km] to the Southeast.


Washington County

Our profile page for Rose, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,117 miles [1,797.6 km] to the East Southeast.


Bingham County

Our profile page for Rose, Bingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the West.

Caribou County

Our profile page for Rose, Caribou County   [Map]

Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the West.


Dubuque County

Our profile page for Rose, Dubuque County   [Map]

Distance: About 450 miles [724.2 km] to the East.


Woodson County

Our profile page for Rose, Woodson County   [Map]

Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the Southeast.


Oakland County

Our profile page for Rose, Oakland County

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

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


Ramsey County

Our profile page for Rose, Ramsey County

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

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

New York

Steuben County

Our profile page for Rose, Steuben County

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

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

Wayne County

Our profile page for Rose, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,148 miles [1,847.5 km] to the East.

North Carolina

Wayne County

Our profile page for Rose, Wayne County

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

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

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Rose   [Map]

Distance: About 1,780 miles [2,864.6 km] to the East Northeast.


Carroll County

Our profile page for Rose, Carroll County

This community is historic.

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


Mayes County

Our profile page for Rose, Mayes County   [Map]

Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the South Southeast.

South Dakota

Spink County

Our profile page for Rose, Spink County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rose ...

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.

Inez (Historic)   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the East of Rose   [Map]

Kent (Historic)   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Long Pine   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Mikes Meadows   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Raven   -   18 miles [29 km] to the West   [Map]

Sandridge   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Swan Lake   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Willow Springs (Historic)   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rose. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rose) 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 Rose. 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 Rose

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rose. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1806, Longitude: -99.5262     [Map].

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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 Rose 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 322.695 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.853 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.656 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 Rose, 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 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 Rose 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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