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Rushville, Nebraska

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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Rushville 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 Rushville. 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 Rushville.

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

The Sheridan County sighting report from eBird.

Since Rushville is near Dawes County and also Oglala Lakota County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Dawes County

Sighting report for Oglala Lakota 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 Rushville.

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

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

  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 324 miles [521.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Rushville to Lincoln, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 19 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 13 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,349 miles [2,171 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 53 days and walking would take 77 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,629 miles [10,668.3 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 7,392 miles [11,896.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,326 miles [8,571.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rushville ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Rushville.

While the name Rushville is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Schuyler County

Our profile page for Rushville, Schuyler County   [Map]

Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the East Southeast.


Rush County

Our profile page for Rushville, Rush County   [Map]

Distance: About 908 miles [1,461.3 km] to the East.


Jasper County

Our profile page for Rushville, Jasper County   [Map]

Distance: About 490 miles [788.6 km] to the East.


Atchison County

Our profile page for Rushville, Atchison County

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

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

Ford County

Our profile page for Rushville, Ford County

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

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


Montgomery County

Our profile page for Rushville, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,330 miles [2,140.4 km] to the East.


Buchanan County

Our profile page for Rushville, Buchanan County   [Map]

Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the East Southeast.

New York

Yates County

Our profile page for Rushville, Yates County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,275 miles [2,051.9 km] to the East.


Fairfield County

Our profile page for Rushville, Fairfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,057 miles [1,701.1 km] to the East.

Meigs County

Our profile page for Rushville, Meigs County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,105 miles [1,778.3 km] to the East.


Susquehanna County

Our profile page for Rushville, Susquehanna County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,342 miles [2,159.7 km] to the East.

South Carolina

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Rushville, Greenwood County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,247 miles [2,006.9 km] to the East Southeast.


Rockingham County

Our profile page for Rushville, Rockingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,262 miles [2,031 km] to the East.

West Virginia

Roane County

Our profile page for Rushville, Roane County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,136 miles [1,828.2 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rushville ...

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.

Bordeaux (Historic)   -   18 miles [29 km] to the West of Rushville   [Map]

Gordon   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Hay Springs   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Irwin   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Lulu (Historic)   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Peters (Historic)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Pine Ridge (SD)   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Slim Butte (SD)   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Wounded Knee (SD)   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nebraska

About Sheridan County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rushville. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rushville) 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 Rushville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rushville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rushville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7134, Longitude: -102.4668     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rushville 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 Rushville 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 324.882 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 323.446 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.183 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 Rushville 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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