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The location of Saint Edward









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Boone County sighting report from eBird.

Since Saint Edward is near Platte County and also Nance County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Platte County

Sighting report for Nance 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 Edward.

How Far From Saint Edward to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Saint Edward 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 Edward and extending to:

  • Albion [Map], which is the Seat of Boone County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Saint Edward to Albion, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • 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 1,110 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 6,551 miles [10,542.8 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 7,307 miles [11,759.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,215 miles [8,392.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Saint Edward ...

While the name Saint Edward is unique within Nebraska, we know of one more community in Canada.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Saint Edward   [Map]

Distance: About 1,692 miles [2,723 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Saint Edward ...

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.

Archer   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Southwest of Saint Edward   [Map]

Cedar Rapids   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Columbus   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Enola   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Havens   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Hord   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Meadow Grove   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Silver Creek   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Swedehome   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Timber Creek   -   19 miles [30.6 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 Edward. 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Saint Edward

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Higgins<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Nebraska

About Boone County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Boone County: www.co.boone.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Saint Edward) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Saint Edward. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saint Edward

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Edward. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5714, Longitude: -97.8612     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saint Edward 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 Edward 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 321.464 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.357 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.875 degrees.

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<7>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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