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The location of Northwood









Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Northwood.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Northwood ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Mason City. It is located about 20 miles [32 km] to the south of Northwood. Mason City has a population of 27,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Owatonna (MN). It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the north of Northwood and has a population of 25,800 people.

For comparison, Northwood has a population of 2,000 people.

Below is a sample of nearby communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Northwood.<2>

Bolan     [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the southeast of Northwood.

Bristol     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the west of Northwood.

Carpenter     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the east of Northwood.

Grafton     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the southeast of Northwood.

Hanlontown     [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the southwest of Northwood.

Joice     [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the southwest of Northwood.

Kensett     [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the south of Northwood.

Manly     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the south of Northwood.

Plymouth     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the south of Northwood.

Silver Lake     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the west of Northwood.

Emmons (MN)     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the west of Northwood.

Glenville (MN)     [Map]
9 miles [14.5 km] miles to the north of Northwood.

Hayward (MN)     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the north of Northwood.

Myrtle (MN)     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the north of Northwood.

Twin Lakes (MN)     [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the northwest of Northwood.

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

Worth County ...

Northwood is located in Worth County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Worth County: Cerro Gordo, Mitchell, Winnebago, Freeborn (MN) & Mower (MN).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Northwood ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Northwood ...

Looking for more information about Northwood? 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 Northwood, 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 Northwood.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

Northwood Tourism

Additional communities can be found on the TripAdvisor Page for Northwood

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 Northwood ...

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 Northwood.

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

Large Airports

Rochester Intl.  (RST/KRST) <4>   [Map]
48 miles [77.2 km] miles to the Northeast of Northwood.

Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.  (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
99 miles [159.3 km] miles to the North of Northwood.

Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]
133 miles [214 km] miles to the South of Northwood.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Mason City Muni. (MCW/KMCW)   [Map]
20 miles [32.2 km] miles to the South Southwest of Northwood.

Waterloo Rgnl.  (ALO/KALO)   [Map]
73 miles [117.5 km] miles to the Southeast of Northwood.

Fort Dodge Rgnl. (FOD/KFOD)   [Map]
78 miles [125.5 km] miles to the Southwest of Northwood.

La Crosse Muni. (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
102 miles [164.2 km] miles to the East Northeast of Northwood.

General Aviation Airports

Northwood Muni. (FAA ID: 5D2)   [Map]
Less than 2 miles miles to the East Northeast of Northwood.

Lake Mills Muni. (FAA ID: 0Y6)   [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the West of Northwood.

Albert Lea Muni. (ICAO: KAEL)   [Map]
18 miles [29 km] miles to the North Northwest of Northwood.

Austin Muni. (ICAO: KAUM)   [Map]
20 miles [32.2 km] miles to the Northeast of Northwood.

Freeborn County Lndg. Strip   [Map]
21 miles [33.8 km] miles to the Northwest of Northwood.

Osage Muni. (FAA ID: D02)   [Map]
23 miles [37 km] miles to the East Southeast of Northwood.

Forest City Muni. (FAA ID: FXY)   [Map]
25 miles [40.2 km] miles to the Southwest of Northwood.

Garner Muni.   [Map]
30 miles [48.3 km] miles to the Southwest of Northwood.

Additional Airport Information

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

Rochester Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: RSTICAO: KRST

Website for Rochester International Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MSPICAO: KMSP

Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Albert Lea Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KAEL

Detailed information from:

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

Austin Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KAUM

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]

Northeast Iowa Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KCCY

Detailed information from:

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

Dodge Center Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KTOB

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]

Central Wisconsin Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: CWAICAO: KCWA

Website for Central Wisconsin Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Eppley Airfield     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: OMAICAO: KOMA

Website for Eppley Airfield

Detailed information from:

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

Mason City Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MCWICAO: KMCW

Detailed information from:

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

Waterloo Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: ALOICAO: KALO

Website for Waterloo Regional Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Fort Dodge Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: FODICAO: KFOD

Detailed information from:

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

La Crosse Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: LSEICAO: KLSE

Detailed information from:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Iowa

About Worth County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Northwood.

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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- Northwood) 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 Northwood. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Northwood

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Northwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4441, Longitude: -93.2166     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Northwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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