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Moorhead, Iowa

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The location of Moorhead

Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Moorhead.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Moorhead ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Omaha (NE). It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the south of Moorhead. Omaha (NE) has a population of 468,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Sioux City. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the northwest of Moorhead and has a population of 82,400 people.

For comparison, Moorhead has a population of 210 people.

The following is a sample of neighboring communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Moorhead.<2>

Blencoe     [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the west of Moorhead.

Castana     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the north of Moorhead.

Charter Oak     [Map]
16 miles [25.7 km] miles to the northeast of Moorhead.

Dow City     [Map]
18 miles [29 km] miles to the east of Moorhead.

Dunlap     [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the east of Moorhead.

Little Sioux     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the southwest of Moorhead.

Magnolia     [Map]
16 miles [25.7 km] miles to the south of Moorhead.

Mapleton     [Map]
17 miles [27.4 km] miles to the north of Moorhead.

Mondamin     [Map]
17 miles [27.4 km] miles to the southwest of Moorhead.

Onawa     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the northwest of Moorhead.

Pisgah     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the southwest of Moorhead.

Soldier     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the northeast of Moorhead.

Turin     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the northwest of Moorhead.

Ute     [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the northeast of Moorhead.

Woodbine     [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the southeast of Moorhead.

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

Monona County ...

Moorhead is located in Monona County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monona County: Crawford, Harrison, Woodbury, Burt (NE) & Thurston (NE).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Moorhead ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Moorhead ...

Looking for more information about Moorhead? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Moorhead, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Moorhead.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Moorhead. 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 Moorhead. 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, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Iowa

Iowa Tourism

Parks for Iowa

Fishing in Iowa

Hunting in Iowa

TripAdvisor Link for:

Iowa Statewide Tourism

Moorhead Tourism

Additional communities can be found on the TripAdvisor Page for Moorhead

Also of Interest:

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Iowa

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Iowa

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

Airports Near Moorhead ...

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 better fit our travel plans.<3> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Moorhead.

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

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

Large Airports

Eppley Airfield  (OMA/KOMA) <4>   [Map]
42 miles [67.6 km] miles to the South of Moorhead.

Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]
115 miles [185.1 km] miles to the East Southeast of Moorhead.

Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]
190 miles [305.8 km] miles to the South Southeast of Moorhead.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]
42 miles [67.6 km] miles to the Northwest of Moorhead.

Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]
87 miles [140 km] miles to the South Southwest of Moorhead.

Fort Dodge Rgnl. (FOD/KFOD)   [Map]
95 miles [152.9 km] miles to the East Northeast of Moorhead.

General Aviation Airports

Onawa Muni. (FAA ID: K36)   [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the West Northwest of Moorhead.

Woodbine Muni. (FAA ID: 3Y4)   [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the South Southeast of Moorhead.

James G. Whiting Meml. Fld. (FAA ID: MEY)   [Map]
17 miles [27.4 km] miles to the North of Moorhead.

Mapleton Muni.   [Map]
17 miles [27.4 km] miles to the North of Moorhead.

Tekamah Muni. (ICAO: KTQE)   [Map]
20 miles [32.2 km] miles to the West Southwest of Moorhead.

Denison Muni. (ICAO: KDNS)   [Map]
24 miles [38.6 km] miles to the East of Moorhead.

Additional Airport Information

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

Eppley Airfield     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Eppley Airfield

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Des Moines Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Des Moines International Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Tekamah Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Denison Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Harlan Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Blair Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Kansas City Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Kansas City International Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Council Bluffs Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Fremont Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Rochester Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Rochester International Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Sioux Gateway Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Sioux Gateway Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Lincoln Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Lincoln Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Fort Dodge Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Iowa

About Monona County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

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

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<2>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- Moorhead) 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 Moorhead. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Moorhead

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moorhead. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9244, Longitude: -95.8505     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moorhead have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Moorhead), 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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<4>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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