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The location of Oakwood Station









Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Oakwood Station.

This page contains six sections:

Around Oakwood Station ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Des Moines. It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the south of where Oakwood Station would have been located. Des Moines has a population of 217,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Ames. It lies just northwest of Oakwood Station and has a population of 67,200 people.

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

Alleman     [Map]
9 miles [14.5 km] miles to the southwest of Oakwood Station.

Ames     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the northwest of Oakwood Station.

Cambridge     [Map]
2 miles [3.2 km] miles to the south of Oakwood Station.

Collins     [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the east of Oakwood Station.

Elkhart     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the south of Oakwood Station.

Huxley     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the southwest of Oakwood Station.

Iowa Center     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the east of Oakwood Station.

Kelley     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the west of Oakwood Station.

Maxwell     [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the southeast of Oakwood Station.

Midvale     [Map]
4 miles [6.4 km] miles to the west of Oakwood Station.

Nevada     [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the northeast of Oakwood Station.

Ontario     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the northwest of Oakwood Station.

Sheldahl     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the southwest of Oakwood Station.

Shipley     [Map]
2 miles [3.2 km] miles to the north of Oakwood Station.

Slater     [Map]
9 miles [14.5 km] miles to the southwest of Oakwood Station.

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

Polk County ...

Oakwood Station would have been located within present day Polk County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Polk County: Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Story & Warren.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oakwood Station ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 Oakwood Station.

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

Large Airports

Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM) <4>   [Map]
28 miles [45.1 km] miles to the South Southwest of Oakwood Station.

Eppley Airfield  (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]
130 miles [209.2 km] miles to the West Southwest of Oakwood Station.

Rochester Intl.  (RST/KRST)   [Map]
145 miles [233.4 km] miles to the North Northeast of Oakwood Station.

Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]
192 miles [309 km] miles to the South Southwest of Oakwood Station.

Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.  (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
203 miles [326.7 km] miles to the North of Oakwood Station.

Rockford Intl.  (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
227 miles [365.3 km] miles to the East of Oakwood Station.

Dane County Rgnl.  (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
228 miles [366.9 km] miles to the East Northeast of Oakwood Station.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Fort Dodge Rgnl. (FOD/KFOD)   [Map]
54 miles [86.9 km] miles to the Northwest of Oakwood Station.

Waterloo Rgnl.  (ALO/KALO)   [Map]
71 miles [114.3 km] miles to the Northeast of Oakwood Station.

Mason City Muni. (MCW/KMCW)   [Map]
84 miles [135.2 km] miles to the North of Oakwood Station.

The Eastern Iowa Airport  (CID/KCID)   [Map]
92 miles [148.1 km] miles to the East of Oakwood Station.

General Aviation Airports

Nevada Muni.   [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the North Northeast of Oakwood Station.

Ames Muni.  (AMW/KAMW)   [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the Northwest of Oakwood Station.

Ankeny Rgnl. (ICAO: KIKV)   [Map]
17 miles [27.4 km] miles to the South of Oakwood Station.

Boone Muni. (ICAO: KBNW)   [Map]
18 miles [29 km] miles to the West Northwest of Oakwood Station.

Additional Airport Information

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

Des Moines Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: DSMICAO: KDSM

Website for Des Moines International 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]

The Eastern Iowa Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: CIDICAO: KCID

Website for The Eastern Iowa Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Ames Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: AMWICAO: KAMW

Website for Ames Municipal Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Ankeny Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KIKV

Detailed information from:

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

Boone Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KBNW

Detailed information from:

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

Newton Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KTNU

Detailed information from:

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

Perry Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KPRO

Detailed information from:

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

Marshalltown Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KMIW

Detailed information from:

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

Rochester Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: RSTICAO: KRST

Website for Rochester International Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Iowa Falls Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KIFA

Detailed information from:

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

Grinnell Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KGGI

Detailed information from:

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

Kansas City Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MCIICAO: KMCI

Website for Kansas City 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]

Rockford Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: RFDICAO: KRFD

Website for Rockford International Airport

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]

Fort Dodge Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: FODICAO: KFOD

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]

Mason City Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MCWICAO: KMCW

Detailed information from:

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

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The official website for Polk County: www.co.polk.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 Oakwood Station.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oakwood Station) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakwood Station. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9372, Longitude: -93.5163     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oakwood Station have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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