A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Ruskin.
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 Ruskin, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ruskin and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Ruskin and surrounding area.
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 Ruskin. 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 Ruskin.
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 Nuckolls County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Nuckolls County sighting report from eBird.
Since Ruskin is near Thayer County and also Republic County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:
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 Ruskin.
How Far From Ruskin 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 Ruskin to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Ruskin and extending to:
Communities Also Named Ruskin ...
We have found 8 communities that share the name Ruskin.
While the name Ruskin is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.
Communities Outside of Nebraska
Jump ahead to ...
Distance: About 1,350 miles [2,172.6 km] to the Northwest.
Distance: About 1,228 miles [1,976.3 km] to the Southeast.
Distance: About 1,062 miles [1,709.1 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 1,114 miles [1,792.8 km] to the East Southeast.
Our profile page for Ruskin, Wyandot County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Wyandot County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the East Southeast.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Ruskin ...
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.
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 Ruskin. 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.
Ken Darby (Kenneth Lorin Darby)
Composer, lyricist, conductor. He was born in Hebron (Nebraska) on Thursday May 13, 1909 and died in Sherman Oaks (California) on Friday January 24, 1992 at an age of 82. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ruskin. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/
This page was last modified: 06 Jun 2019