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Saint James, Nebraska

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The location of Saint James

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Cedar County sighting report from eBird.

Since Saint James is near Clay County and also Dixon County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Clay County

Sighting report for Dixon 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 James.

How Far From Saint James 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 James 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 James and extending to:

  • Hartington [Map], which is the Seat of Cedar County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Saint James to Hartington, 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 134 miles [215.7 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,081 miles [1,739.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 43 days and walking would take 62 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,465 miles [10,404.4 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 7,222 miles [11,622.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,133 miles [8,260.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Saint James ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Saint James.

While the name Saint James is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 19 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Nebraska

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Stone County

Our profile page for Saint James, Stone County   [Map]

Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the South Southeast.


Orange County

Our profile page for Saint James, Orange County

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

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


Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Saint James, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,296 miles [2,085.7 km] to the Southeast.


Fayette County

Our profile page for Saint James, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 505 miles [812.7 km] to the East Southeast.


Gibson County

Our profile page for Saint James, Gibson County   [Map]

Distance: About 592 miles [952.7 km] to the East Southeast.


East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Saint James, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 913 miles [1,469.3 km] to the South Southeast.

Saint James Parish

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

Distance: About 947 miles [1,524 km] to the South Southeast.


Our profile page for Saint James   [Map]

Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the North.


Saint Mary's County

Our profile page for Saint James, Saint Mary's County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,131 miles [1,820.2 km] to the East.

Washington County

Our profile page for Saint James, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,029 miles [1,656 km] to the East.

Worcester County

Our profile page for Saint James, Worcester County

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

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


Charlevoix County

Our profile page for Saint James, Charlevoix County   [Map]

Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the East Northeast.


Watonwan County

Our profile page for Saint James, Watonwan County   [Map]

Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the Northeast.


Phelps County

Our profile page for Saint James, Phelps County   [Map]

Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the Southeast.

New York

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Saint James, Suffolk County   [Map]

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

North Carolina

Brunswick County

Our profile page for Saint James, Brunswick County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,192 miles [1,918.3 km] to the East Southeast.


Morrow County

Our profile page for Saint James, Morrow County   [Map]

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


Greene County

Our profile page for Saint James, Greene County   [Map]

Distance: About 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the East Southeast.


Gonzales County

Our profile page for Saint James, Gonzales County   [Map]

Distance: About 909 miles [1,462.9 km] to the South.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Saint James ...

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.

Bluff Center (SD) (Historic)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North of Saint James   [Map]

Bow Valley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Clay Point (SD)   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Constance   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Gayville (SD)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Greenfield (SD)   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Junction City (SD)   -   18 miles [29 km] to the East   [Map]

Lime Grove   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Marshalltown (SD) (Historic)   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Mission Hill (SD)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Wynot   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [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 James. 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.

James Coburn     (James Harrison Coburn III)

Actor. He was born in Laurel (Nebraska) on Friday August 31, 1928 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Monday November 18, 2002 at an age of 74. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Laurel [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Saint James

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Coburn<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nebraska

About Cedar County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cedar County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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 James) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint James. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7381, Longitude: -97.1509     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saint James 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 James 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 321.012 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.979 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.269 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 James 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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