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The location of Northfield









Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Northfield.

This page contains six sections:

Around Northfield ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Davenport. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the northeast of Northfield. Davenport has a population of 102,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Iowa City. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the northwest of Northfield and has a population of 76,300 people.

The following is a sample of nearby communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting in Northfield.<2>

Dodgeville     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the south of Northfield.

Elrick Junction     [Map]
2 miles [3.2 km] miles to the north of Northfield.

Grandview     [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the north of Northfield.

Mediapolis     [Map]
4 miles [6.4 km] miles to the southwest of Northfield.

Morning Sun     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the west of Northfield.

Mount Union     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the west of Northfield.

Oakville     [Map]
4 miles [6.4 km] miles to the northeast of Northfield.

Sperry     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the south of Northfield.

Wapello     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the northwest of Northfield.

Yarmouth     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the west of Northfield.

Gladstone (IL)     [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the southeast of Northfield.

Joy (IL)     [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the northeast of Northfield.

Keithsburg (IL)     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the east of Northfield.

New Boston (IL)     [Map]
9 miles [14.5 km] miles to the northeast of Northfield.

Oquawka (IL)     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the southeast of Northfield.

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

Des Moines County ...

Northfield is located in Des Moines County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Des Moines County: Henry, Lee, Louisa, Hancock (IL) & Henderson (IL). The Mississippi River runs along the eastern border of the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Northfield ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 Northfield ...

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 Northfield.

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

Large Airports

Rockford Intl.  (RFD/KRFD) <4>   [Map]
130 miles [209.2 km] miles to the Northeast of Northfield.

Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]
135 miles [217.3 km] miles to the West Northwest of Northfield.

Lambert - St. Louis Intl.  (STL/KSTL)   [Map]
164 miles [263.9 km] miles to the South Southeast of Northfield.

Dane County Rgnl.  (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
170 miles [273.6 km] miles to the North Northeast of Northfield.

O'Hare Intl.  (ORD/KORD)   [Map]
177 miles [284.9 km] miles to the East Northeast of Northfield.

Midway Intl.  (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]
181 miles [291.3 km] miles to the East Northeast of Northfield.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Southeast Iowa Rgnl.  (BRL/KBRL)   [Map]
19 miles [30.6 km] miles to the South of Northfield.

Quad City Intl.  (MLI/KMLI)   [Map]
41 miles [66 km] miles to the Northeast of Northfield.

The Eastern Iowa Airport  (CID/KCID)   [Map]
64 miles [103 km] miles to the North Northwest of Northfield.

Quincy Rgnl.  (UIN/KUIN)   [Map]
77 miles [123.9 km] miles to the South of Northfield.

Greater Peoria Rgnl.  (PIA/KPIA)   [Map]
79 miles [127.1 km] miles to the East Southeast of Northfield.

General Aviation Airports

Burlington Muni.   [Map]
19 miles [30.6 km] miles to the South of Northfield.

Mount Pleasant Muni. (ICAO: KMPZ)   [Map]
21 miles [33.8 km] miles to the West Southwest of Northfield.

Muscatine Muni. (ICAO: KMUT)   [Map]
21 miles [33.8 km] miles to the North of Northfield.

Mercer Co. Airport (FAA ID: C00)   [Map]
23 miles [37 km] miles to the East Northeast of Northfield.

Monmouth Muni. (FAA ID: C66)   [Map]
27 miles [43.5 km] miles to the East Southeast of Northfield.

Fort Madison Muni. (ICAO: KFSW)   [Map]
29 miles [46.7 km] miles to the South Southwest of Northfield.

Washington Muni. (ICAO: KAWG)   [Map]
32 miles [51.5 km] miles to the West Northwest of Northfield.

Galesburg Muni. (ICAO: KGBG)   [Map]
36 miles [57.9 km] miles to the East Southeast of Northfield.

Additional Airport Information

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

Rockford Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: RFDICAO: KRFD

Website for Rockford International Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Des Moines Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: DSMICAO: KDSM

Website for Des Moines International Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Greater Peoria Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: PIAICAO: KPIA

Website for Greater Peoria Regional Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Dubuque Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: DBQICAO: KDBQ

Website for Dubuque Regional Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Kirksville Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: IRKICAO: KIRK

Detailed information from:

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

Mount Pleasant Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KMPZ

Detailed information from:

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

Muscatine Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KMUT

Detailed information from:

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

Fort Madison Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KFSW

Detailed information from:

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

Washington Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KAWG

Detailed information from:

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

Lambert - St. Louis Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: STLICAO: KSTL

Website for Lambert - Saint Louis International Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Galesburg Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KGBG

Detailed information from:

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

Keokuk Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KEOK

Detailed information from:

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

Macomb Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KMQB

Detailed information from:

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

FAirfield Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KFFL

Detailed information from:

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

Davenport Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KDVN

Detailed information from:

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

Dane County Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MSNICAO: KMSN

Website for Dane County Regional Airport

Detailed information from:

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

O'Hare Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: ORDICAO: KORD

Website for O'Hare International Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Midway Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MDWICAO: KMDW

Website for Midway International Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Southeast Iowa Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: BRLICAO: KBRL

Website for Southeast Iowa Regional Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Quad City Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MLIICAO: KMLI

Website for Quad City International Airport

Detailed information from:

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

The Eastern Iowa Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: CIDICAO: KCID

Website for The Eastern Iowa Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Quincy Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: UINICAO: KUIN

Website for Quincy Regional Airport

Detailed information from:

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

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About Des Moines County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Des Moines County: www.co.des-moines.ia.us/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Northfield) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Northfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0589, Longitude: -91.1218     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Northfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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