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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Cuming County sighting report from eBird.

Since Saint Charles is near Dodge County and also Colfax County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Dodge County

Sighting report for Colfax 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 Saint Charles.

How Far From Saint Charles 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 Saint Charles 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 Charles and extending to:

  • West Point [Map], which is the Seat of Cuming County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 67 miles [107.8 km] to the South (S). If you could walk a straight line from Saint Charles to Lincoln, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,054 miles [1,696.2 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take over two days, a buggy would take 42 days and walking would take 60 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,503 miles [10,465.6 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 7,257 miles [11,679 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,163 miles [8,309 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Saint Charles ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Saint Charles.

While the name Saint Charles is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 26 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Arkansas

Arkansas County

Our profile page for Saint Charles, Arkansas County   [Map]

Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the South Southeast.

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Saint Charles, Pulaski County   [Map]

Distance: About 539 miles [867.4 km] to the South Southeast.

Colorado

Pueblo County

Our profile page for Saint Charles, Pueblo County   [Map]

Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the West Southwest.

Georgia

Coweta County

Our profile page for Saint Charles, Coweta County   [Map]

Distance: About 879 miles [1,414.6 km] to the Southeast.

Idaho

Bear Lake County

Our profile page for Saint Charles, Bear Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 751 miles [1,208.6 km] to the West.

Illinois

Kane County

Our profile page for Saint Charles, Kane County   [Map]

Distance: About 433 miles [696.8 km] to the East.

Iowa

Madison County

Our profile page for Saint Charles, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 155 miles [249.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Kansas

Douglas County

Our profile page for Saint Charles, Douglas County

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

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

Kentucky

Hopkins County

Our profile page for Saint Charles, Hopkins County   [Map]

Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Louisiana

Lafourche Parish

Our profile page for Saint Charles, Lafourche Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 896 miles [1,442 km] to the South Southeast.

Saint Charles Parish

Our profile page for Saint Charles, Saint Charles Parish

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

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

Maryland

Charles County

Our profile page for Saint Charles, Charles County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,065 miles [1,714 km] to the East.

Michigan

Saginaw County

Our profile page for Saint Charles, Saginaw County   [Map]

Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Minnesota

Winona County

Our profile page for Saint Charles, Winona County   [Map]

Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Missouri

Saint Charles County

Our profile page for Saint Charles, Saint Charles County   [Map]

Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Montana

Meagher County

Our profile page for Saint Charles, Meagher County

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

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

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Saint Charles   [Map]

Distance: About 1,595 miles [2,566.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Saint Charles, Butler County   [Map]

Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the East.

Ontario

Our profile page for Saint Charles   [Map]

Distance: About 867 miles [1,395.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Clarion County

Our profile page for Saint Charles, Clarion County   [Map]

Distance: About 899 miles [1,446.8 km] to the East.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Saint Charles   [Map]

Distance: About 1,717 miles [2,763.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Quebec

Our profile page for Saint Charles

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.

South Carolina

Lee County

Our profile page for Saint Charles, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,043 miles [1,678.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Sumter County

Our profile page for Saint Charles, Sumter County

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

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

South Dakota

Gregory County

Our profile page for Saint Charles, Gregory County   [Map]

Distance: About 149 miles [239.8 km] to the Northwest.

Virginia

Lee County

Our profile page for Saint Charles, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Saint Charles ...

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.

Beemer   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North of Saint Charles   [Map]

Cedar Bluffs   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Craig   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the East   [Map]

Dodge   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Herman   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Lyons   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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

Rogers   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the South   [Map]

Scribner   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Spurville   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northwest   [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 Charles. 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.

Hoot Gibson     (Born as Edmund Richard Gibson)

Actor, rodeo champion. He was born in Tekamah (Nebraska) on Saturday August 6, 1892 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Thursday August 23, 1962 at an age of 70. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Tekamah [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Saint Charles

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hoot Gibson<8>

Jo Ann Marlowe     (Born as Jo Ann Mares)

Actress. She was born in Schuyler (Nebraska) on Sunday December 15, 1935 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday January 2, 1991 at an age of 55. She was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Schuyler [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Saint Charles

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jo Ann Marlowe

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nebraska

About Cuming County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cuming County: www.co.cuming.ne.us/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Saint Charles) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Charles. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7933, Longitude: -96.7489     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saint Charles 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 Saint Charles 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 320.685 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.484 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.245 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Saint Charles 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: findagrave.com.

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