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Saint Mary, Nebraska

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The location of Saint Mary

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Johnson County sighting report from eBird.

Since Saint Mary is near Otoe County and also Gage County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Otoe County

Sighting report for Gage 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 Mary.

How Far From Saint Mary 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 Mary 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 Mary and extending to:

  • Tecumseh [Map], which is the Seat of Johnson County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 34 miles [54.7 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Saint Mary to Lincoln, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,026 miles [1,651.2 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 40 days and walking would take 59 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,561 miles [10,558.9 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 7,312 miles [11,767.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,210 miles [8,384.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Saint Mary ...

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

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

Communities Outside of Nebraska


Hancock County

Our profile page for Saint Mary, Hancock County   [Map]

Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the East.


Marion County

Our profile page for Saint Mary, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 618 miles [994.6 km] to the East Southeast.


Waseca County

Our profile page for Saint Mary, Waseca County   [Map]

Distance: About 284 miles [457.1 km] to the North Northeast.


Sainte Genevieve County

Our profile page for Saint Mary, Sainte Genevieve County   [Map]

Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the East Southeast.


Glacier County

Our profile page for Saint Mary, Glacier County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,016 miles [1,635.1 km] to the Northwest.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Saint Mary   [Map]

Distance: About 1,588 miles [2,555.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Saint Mary ...

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.

Burr   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North of Saint Mary   [Map]

Cook   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Crab Orchard   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Elk Creek   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Helena (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Mayberry   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Panama   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Virginia   -   16 miles [25.7 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 Mary. 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.

Harold Lloyd

Actor, comedian. He was born in Burchard (Nebraska) on Thursday April 20, 1893 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Monday March 8, 1971 at an age of 77. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Burchard [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Saint Mary

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Lloyd<7>

Robert Taylor     (Born as Spangler Arlington Brugh)

Actor. He was born in Filley (Nebraska) on Saturday August 5, 1911 and died in Santa Monica (California) on Sunday June 8, 1969 at an age of 57. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Filley [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Saint Mary

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Taylor

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nebraska

About Johnson County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Johnson 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 from Point A (ie- Saint Mary) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Mary. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4242, Longitude: -96.2900     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saint Mary 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 Mary 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 320.291 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.858 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.271 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:

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