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Introduction ...

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.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Ruskin 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 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:

Sighting report for Thayer County

Sighting report for Republic 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 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:

  • Nelson [Map], which is the Seat of Nuckolls County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Ruskin to Nelson, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 76 miles [122.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,110 miles [1,786.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 44 days and walking would take 63 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,628 miles [10,666.7 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 7,381 miles [11,878.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,284 miles [8,503.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

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

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Ruskin   [Map]

Distance: About 1,350 miles [2,172.6 km] to the Northwest.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Ruskin, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,228 miles [1,976.3 km] to the Southeast.

Georgia

Ware County

Our profile page for Ruskin, Ware County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,062 miles [1,709.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Minnesota

Rice County

Our profile page for Ruskin, Rice County   [Map]

Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the Northeast.

Missouri

Jackson County

Our profile page for Ruskin, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the East Southeast.

North Carolina

Bladen County

Our profile page for Ruskin, Bladen County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,114 miles [1,792.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Ohio

Wyandot County

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.

Tennessee

Dickson County

Our profile page for Ruskin, Dickson County   [Map]

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.

Chester   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast of Ruskin   [Map]

Edgar   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Hardy   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Hebron   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Hubbell   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Nelson   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Republic (KS)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Superior   -   13 miles [20.9 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 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].

Hebron [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Ruskin

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ken Darby<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Nuckolls County

About Nebraska

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/

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- Ruskin) 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 Ruskin. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ruskin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ruskin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1440, Longitude: -97.8670     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ruskin 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 Ruskin 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 321.384 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.088 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.134 degrees.

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<7>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 Ruskin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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: findagrave.com.

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