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Sacramento, Nebraska

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The location of Sacramento

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Sacramento 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 Sacramento. 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 Sacramento.

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

The Phelps County sighting report from eBird.

Since Sacramento is near Harlan County and also Kearney County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Harlan County

Sighting report for Kearney 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 Sacramento.

How Far From Sacramento to ...

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

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

  • Holdrege [Map], which is the Seat of Phelps County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 137 miles [220.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Sacramento to Lincoln, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,183 miles [1,903.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 47 days and walking would take 68 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,660 miles [10,718.2 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 7,415 miles [11,933.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,324 miles [8,568.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sacramento ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Sacramento.

While the name Sacramento is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Nebraska


Sacramento County

Our profile page for Sacramento, Sacramento County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,187 miles [1,910.3 km] to the West.


Park County

Our profile page for Sacramento, Park County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the West.


Kankakee County

Our profile page for Sacramento, Kankakee County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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

McLean County

Our profile page for Sacramento, McLean County

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

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

White County

Our profile page for Sacramento, White County   [Map]

Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the East Southeast.


McLean County

Our profile page for Sacramento, McLean County   [Map]

Distance: About 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the East Southeast.

New Mexico

Otero County

Our profile page for Sacramento, Otero County   [Map]

Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the Southwest.


Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Sacramento, Schuylkill County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,187 miles [1,910.3 km] to the East.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sacramento ...

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.

Alfalfa Center   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the North of Sacramento   [Map]

Clyde   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Elm Creek   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Funk   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Mascot   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Norman   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Orleans   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Republican City   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [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 Sacramento. 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.

Pierce Lyden

Actor. He was born in Hildreth (Nebraska) on Wednesday January 8, 1908 and died in Orange (California) on Saturday October 10, 1998 at an age of 90. He was buried at Fairhaven Memorial Park (Orange County, California) [Map].

Hildreth [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Sacramento

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pierce Lyden<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Nebraska

About Phelps County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sacramento. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sacramento) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sacramento. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4089, Longitude: -99.2751     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sacramento 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 Sacramento 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 322.404 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.304 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.823 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 Sacramento, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Sacramento 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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<9>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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