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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Royal 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 Royal. 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 Royal.

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

The Antelope County sighting report from eBird.

Since Royal is near Knox County and also Holt County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Knox County

Sighting report for Holt 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 Royal.

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

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

  • Neligh [Map], which is the Seat of Antelope County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Royal to Neligh, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 128 miles [206 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,127 miles [1,813.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 44 days and walking would take 64 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,518 miles [10,489.7 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 7,275 miles [11,708 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,188 miles [8,349.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Royal ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Royal.

While the name Royal is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 24 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Alabama

Blount County

Our profile page for Royal, Blount County   [Map]

Distance: About 848 miles [1,364.7 km] to the Southeast.

Arkansas

Garland County

Our profile page for Royal, Garland County   [Map]

Distance: About 600 miles [965.6 km] to the South Southeast.

Florida

Sumter County

Our profile page for Royal, Sumter County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,288 miles [2,072.8 km] to the Southeast.

Georgia

Bleckley County

Our profile page for Royal, Bleckley County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,055 miles [1,697.9 km] to the Southeast.

Illinois

Champaign County

Our profile page for Royal, Champaign County   [Map]

Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Iowa

Clay County

Our profile page for Royal, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 152 miles [244.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Kentucky

Grayson County

Our profile page for Royal, Grayson County   [Map]

Distance: About 720 miles [1,158.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Louisiana

Winn Parish

Our profile page for Royal, Winn Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 779 miles [1,253.7 km] to the South Southeast.

Mississippi

Smith County

Our profile page for Royal, Smith County

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

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

Missouri

Phelps County

Our profile page for Royal, Phelps County   [Map]

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

North Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Royal, Beaufort County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,243 miles [2,000.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Franklin County

Our profile page for Royal, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,141 miles [1,836.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Ohio

Clark County

Our profile page for Royal, Clark County

This community is historic.<8>

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

Tuscarawas County

Our profile page for Royal, Tuscarawas County

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

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

Vinton County

Our profile page for Royal, Vinton County   [Map]

Distance: About 837 miles [1,347 km] to the East.

Ontario

Our profile page for Royal   [Map]

Distance: About 963 miles [1,549.8 km] to the East.

Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for Royal, Lane County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,260 miles [2,027.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Fayette County

Our profile page for Royal, Fayette County

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

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

Susquehanna County

Our profile page for Royal, Susquehanna County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,152 miles [1,854 km] to the East.

Tennessee

Bedford County

Our profile page for Royal, Bedford County

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

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

Texas

Potter County

Our profile page for Royal, Potter County

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

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

Utah

Carbon County

Our profile page for Royal, Carbon County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the West.

Washington

Grant County

Our profile page for Royal, Grant County

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

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

West Virginia

Raleigh County

Our profile page for Royal, Raleigh County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 951 miles [1,530.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Royal ...

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.

Center   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast of Royal   [Map]

Clearwater   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Knievels Corner   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Orchard   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Page   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Plainview   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Star   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Walnut   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Nebraska

About Antelope County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Antelope County: www.co.antelope.ne.us/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Royal) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Royal. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Royal

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Royal. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3329, Longitude: -98.1250     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Royal 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 Royal 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 321.692 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.713 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.872 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 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 Royal 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 Royal, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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