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Round Valley, Nebraska

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The location of Round Valley

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Round Valley 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 Round Valley. 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 Round Valley.

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

The Custer County sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Loup County

Sighting report for Valley 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 Round Valley.

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

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

  • Broken Bow [Map], which is the Seat of Custer County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Round Valley to Broken Bow, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 155 miles [249.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,195 miles [1,923.2 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 6,604 miles [10,628.1 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 7,362 miles [11,848 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,276 miles [8,490.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Round Valley ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Round Valley.

While the name Round Valley is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Nebraska


Our profile page for Round Valley   [Map]

Distance: About 1,082 miles [1,741.3 km] to the Northwest.


Inyo County

Our profile page for Round Valley, Inyo County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,053 miles [1,694.6 km] to the West.

Plumas County

Our profile page for Round Valley, Plumas County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 1,121 miles [1,804.1 km] to the West.


Rich County

Our profile page for Round Valley, Rich County

This community is historic.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Round Valley ...

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.

Broken Bow   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest of Round Valley   [Map]

Comstock   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Dale (Historic)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Elton (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Gates   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Geranium (Historic)   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Kent (Historic)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Mikes Meadows   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nebraska

About Custer County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Custer County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Round Valley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Round Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5683, Longitude: -99.5196     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Round Valley 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 Round Valley 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 322.655 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.734 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.76 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 Round Valley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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