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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Rounds Place 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 Rounds Place. 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 Rounds Place.

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

The Arthur County sighting report from eBird.

Since Rounds Place is near McPherson County and also Keith County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for McPherson County

Sighting report for Keith 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 Rounds Place.

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

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

  • Arthur [Map], which is the Seat of Arthur County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 260 miles [418.4 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Rounds Place 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 11 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 6,666 miles [10,727.9 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 7,427 miles [11,952.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,351 miles [8,611.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rounds Place ...

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   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest of Rounds Place   [Map]

Bucktail   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Flats   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Keystone   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Lyons Place   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Martin   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the South   [Map]

Rackett   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the West   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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 from Point A (ie- Rounds Place) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rounds Place. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6011, Longitude: -101.6060     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rounds Place 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 Rounds Place 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 324.176 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 322.501 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.882 degrees.

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