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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Colfax.

This page contains six sections:

Around Colfax ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Harrison. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the west of Colfax. Harrison has a population of 13,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Mountain Home. It lies immediately northeast of Colfax and has a population of 12,300 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Colfax and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Bull Shoals   [Map]   1,944   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Calico Rock   [Map]   1,760   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Cherokee Village   [Map]   4,644   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Clinton   [Map]   2,486   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Fairfield Bay   [Map]   ---   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Gassville   [Map]   2,136   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Horseshoe Bend   [Map]   2,126   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Melbourne   [Map]   1,813   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Mountain View   [Map]   2,853   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Salem   [Map]   1,608   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Ava (MO)   [Map]   2,896   N   46 miles [74 km]
Forsyth (MO)   [Map]   2,426   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Hollister (MO)   [Map]   4,541   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Merriam Woods (MO)   [Map]   1,846   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
West Plains (MO)   [Map]   12,248   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Briarcliff   [Map]   231   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Buffalo City   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Clarkridge   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cotter   [Map]   938   W   5 miles [8 km]
Flippin   [Map]   1,327   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Gamaliel   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Henderson   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lakeview   [Map]   715   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Midway   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Norfork Village   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Norfork   [Map]   529   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Oakland   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Salesville   [Map]   462   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Summit   [Map]   589   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Yellville   [Map]   1,159   W   15 miles [24.1 km]

For more communities neighboring Colfax, please visit our County-by-County Page for Colfax.

Baxter County ...

Colfax is located in Baxter County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Baxter County: Fulton, Izard, Marion, Searcy, Stone & Ozark (MO).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Colfax ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Colfax.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Colfax.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Colfax. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Colfax. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Arkansas

    Arkansas Tourism

    Fishing in Arkansas
    Hunting in Arkansas


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Arkansas

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Arkansas

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Arkansas

Airports Near Colfax ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Colfax.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Baxter County Rgnl.    [Map]   ---   NNW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Ozark Rgnl.(ICAO: KBPK)   [Map]   BPK   NNW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Marion County Rgnl.(ICAO: KFLP)   [Map]   FLP   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Calico Rock Airport   [Map]   37T   SE   18 miles [29 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Colfax.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Colfax. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Little Rock National Airport (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]   LIT   S   109 miles [175.4 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   ESE   162 miles [260.7 km]
Tulsa Intl. (TUL/KTUL)   [Map]   TUL   W   193 miles [310.6 km]
Lambert - St. Louis Intl. (STL/KSTL)   [Map]   STL   NNE   202 miles [325.1 km]
Kansas City Intl. (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   MCI   NNW   241 miles [387.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Boone Co. Airport (HRO/KHRO)   [Map]   HRO   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Branson Meml. (ICAO: KBBG)   [Map]   BBG   WNW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Springfield Airport (SGF/KSGF)   [Map]   SGF   NW   83 miles [133.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Baxter County Rgnl.    [Map]   ---   NNW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Ozark Rgnl.(ICAO: KBPK)   [Map]   BPK   NNW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Marion County Rgnl.(ICAO: KFLP)   [Map]   FLP   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Calico Rock Airport   [Map]   37T   SE   18 miles [29 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Little Rock National Airport   (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
        Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Arkansas Rgnl.   (ICAO: KXNA)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ozark Rgnl.   (ICAO: KBPK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Marion County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KFLP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
West Plains Muni.   (ICAO: KUNO)   [Map]
        Website for West Plains Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tulsa Intl.   (TUL/KTUL)   [Map]
        Website for Tulsa International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Clinton Muni.   (ICAO: KCCA)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lambert - St. Louis Intl.   (STL/KSTL)   [Map]
        Website for Lambert - Saint Louis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kansas City Intl.   (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]
        Website for Kansas City International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Will Rogers World Airport   (OKC/KOKC)   [Map]
        Website for Will Rogers World Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Boone Co. Airport   (HRO/KHRO)   [Map]
        Website for Boone County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Branson Meml.   (ICAO: KBBG)   [Map]
        Website for Branson Memorial Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Springfield Airport   (SGF/KSGF)   [Map]
        Website for Springfield - Branson National Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Waynesville - St. Robert Rgnl.   (TBN/KTBN)   [Map]
        Website for Waynesville - Saint Robert Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of Arkansas

About Baxter County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Baxter County: www.baxtercounty.org/

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Colfax.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Colfax. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Colfax) 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 Colfax. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Colfax

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colfax. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3109, Longitude: -92.4229     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Colfax), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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