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Saint Bernard, Nebraska

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The location of Saint Bernard

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Saint Bernard 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 Saint Bernard. 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 Saint Bernard.

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

The Platte County sighting report from eBird.

Since Saint Bernard is near Madison County and also Boone County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Madison County

Sighting report for Boone 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 Saint Bernard.

How Far From Saint Bernard 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 community such as Saint Bernard to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Columbus [Map], which is the Seat of Platte County, lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Saint Bernard to Columbus, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 79 miles [127.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). 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 1,098 miles [1,767.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 43 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 6,535 miles [10,517.1 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 7,291 miles [11,733.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,199 miles [8,367 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Saint Bernard ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Saint Bernard.

While the name Saint Bernard is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Nebraska


Cullman County

Our profile page for Saint Bernard, Cullman County

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

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


Tehama County

Our profile page for Saint Bernard, Tehama County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,237 miles [1,990.8 km] to the West.


Saint Bernard Parish

Our profile page for Saint Bernard, Saint Bernard Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 926 miles [1,490.3 km] to the South Southeast.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Saint Bernard   [Map]

Distance: About 1,594 miles [2,565.3 km] to the East Northeast.


Hamilton County

Our profile page for Saint Bernard, Hamilton County   [Map]

Distance: About 711 miles [1,144.2 km] to the East.


Our profile page for Saint Bernard

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Saint Bernard ...

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.

Cedar Rapids   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Southwest of Saint Bernard   [Map]

Columbus   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Enola   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Havens   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Meadow Grove   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Pierce   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Silver Creek   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Spurville   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Timber Creek   -   34 miles [54.7 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 Saint Bernard. 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.

Andrew Higgins     (Andrew Jackson Higgins)

Inventor, shipbuilder, industrialist. He was born in Columbus (Nebraska) on Saturday August 28, 1886 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Friday August 1, 1952 at an age of 66. He was buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Columbus [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Saint Bernard

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Higgins<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Nebraska Community

About Platte County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Bernard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7219, Longitude: -97.6291     [Map].

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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 Saint Bernard 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 321.307 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.193 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.724 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Saint Bernard 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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<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:

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