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Rulo, Nebraska

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The location of Rulo

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Rulo 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 Rulo. 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 Rulo.

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

The Richardson County sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Holt County

Sighting report for Brown 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 Rulo.

How Far From Rulo to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a village such as Rulo to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Falls City [Map], which is the Seat of Richardson County, lies just to the West.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 85 miles [136.8 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Rulo to Lincoln, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 981 miles [1,578.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 56 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,551 miles [10,542.8 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 7,300 miles [11,748.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,195 miles [8,360.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rulo ...

While the name Rulo is unique within Nebraska, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of Nebraska


Walla Walla County

Our profile page for Rulo, Walla Walla County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,232 miles [1,982.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rulo ...

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.

Archer (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West of Rulo   [Map]

Big Lake (MO)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Corning (MO)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Craig (MO)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Falls City   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Forest City (MO)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Hiawatha (KS)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Iowa Point (KS)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Mound City (MO)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Reserve (KS)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [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 Rulo. 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.

Franklin Parker

Actor. He was born in Fillmore (Missouri) on Thursday November 8, 1900 and died in Hollywood (California) on Tueday June 12, 1962 at an age of 61.

Fillmore [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Rulo

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Franklin Parker<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Richardson County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Richardson 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rulo) 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 Rulo. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rulo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rulo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0517, Longitude: -95.4306     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rulo 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 Rulo 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 319.672 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.094 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.904 degrees.

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<7>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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