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Newell, Iowa

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The location of Newell

Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Newell.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Newell ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Fort Dodge. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the east of Newell. Fort Dodge has a population of 24,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Spencer. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the north of Newell and has a population of 11,000 people.

For comparison, Newell has a population of 860 people.

Below is a sample of nearby communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance .<2>

Albert City     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the north of Newell.

Alta     [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the west of Newell.

Casino Beach     [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the west of Newell.

Early     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the southwest of Newell.

Fonda     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the east of Newell.

Jolley     [Map]
17 miles [27.4 km] miles to the southeast of Newell.

Juniata     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the west of Newell.

Lakeside     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the west of Newell.

Lytton     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the southeast of Newell.

Nemaha     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the southwest of Newell.

Sac City     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the south of Newell.

Schaller     [Map]
16 miles [25.7 km] miles to the southwest of Newell.

Storm Lake     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the west of Newell.

Truesdale     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the northwest of Newell.

Varina     [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the northeast of Newell.

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

Buena Vista County ...

Newell is located in Buena Vista County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Buena Vista County: Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Ida, O'Brien, Palo Alto, Pocahontas & Sac.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Newell ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Newell ...

Looking for more information about Newell? 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 Newell, 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 Newell.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Newell. 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 Newell. 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

Newell Tourism

Additional communities can be found on the TripAdvisor Page for Newell

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 Newell ...

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 Newell.

Please keep in mind that these airports were chosen based on their air-distance from Newell. 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 Newell.

Large Airports

Eppley Airfield  (OMA/KOMA) <4>   [Map]
101 miles [162.5 km] miles to the South Southwest of Newell.

Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]
101 miles [162.5 km] miles to the Southeast of Newell.

Rochester Intl.  (RST/KRST)   [Map]
154 miles [247.8 km] miles to the Northeast of Newell.

Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.  (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
180 miles [289.7 km] miles to the North Northeast of Newell.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Fort Dodge Rgnl. (FOD/KFOD)   [Map]
41 miles [66 km] miles to the East of Newell.

Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]
71 miles [114.3 km] miles to the West of Newell.

Mason City Muni. (MCW/KMCW)   [Map]
92 miles [148.1 km] miles to the East Northeast of Newell.

Joe Foss Fld.  (FSD/KFSD)   [Map]
110 miles [177 km] miles to the Northwest of Newell.

General Aviation Airports

Storm Lake Muni. (ICAO: KSLB)   [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the West of Newell.

Sac City Muni. (FAA ID: SKI)   [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the South of Newell.

Pocahontas Muni. (FAA ID: POH)   [Map]
20 miles [32.2 km] miles to the East Northeast of Newell.

Rockwell City Muni. (FAA ID: 2Y4)   [Map]
24 miles [38.6 km] miles to the Southeast of Newell.

Wall Lake Muni.   [Map]
25 miles [40.2 km] miles to the South Southwest of Newell.

Ida Grove Muni. (FAA ID: IDG)   [Map]
29 miles [46.7 km] miles to the Southwest of Newell.

Cherokee County Rgnl. (ICAO: KCKP)   [Map]
29 miles [46.7 km] miles to the West Northwest of Newell.

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]

Storm Lake Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Detailed information from:

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

Cherokee County Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Detailed information from:

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

Spencer Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Spencer Municipal Airport

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]

Arthur N. Neu Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


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]

Kansas City Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Kansas City International Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Dane County Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Dane County Regional Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Fort Dodge Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


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]

Mason City Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Detailed information from:

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

Joe Foss Fld.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Joe Foss Field

Detailed information from:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

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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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Newell) 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 Newell. 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 Newell

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6098, Longitude: -95.0040     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Newell have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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