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The location of Olaf









Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Olaf.

This page contains six sections:

Around Olaf ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Mason City. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the northeast of Olaf. Mason City has a population of 27,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Fort Dodge. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the southwest of Olaf and has a population of 24,100 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 Olaf.<2>

Alexander     [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the southeast of Olaf.

Belmond     [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the southeast of Olaf.

Britt     [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the north of Olaf.

Clarion     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the south of Olaf.

Cornelia     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the south of Olaf.

Corwith     [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the northwest of Olaf.

Galt     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the southeast of Olaf.

Goldfield     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the southwest of Olaf.

Goodell     [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the northeast of Olaf.

Holmes     [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the southwest of Olaf.

Kanawha     [Map]
4 miles [6.4 km] miles to the northwest of Olaf.

Klemme     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the northeast of Olaf.

Meservey     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the east of Olaf.

Renwick     [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the west of Olaf.

Rowan     [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the southeast of Olaf.

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

Wright County ...

Olaf is located in Wright County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wright County: Cerro Gordo, Franklin, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Humboldt, Kossuth & Webster.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Olaf ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 Olaf.

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

Large Airports

Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM) <4>   [Map]
93 miles [149.7 km] miles to the South of Olaf.

Rochester Intl.  (RST/KRST)   [Map]
93 miles [149.7 km] miles to the Northeast of Olaf.

Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.  (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
140 miles [225.3 km] miles to the North of Olaf.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Mason City Muni. (MCW/KMCW)   [Map]
27 miles [43.5 km] miles to the Northeast of Olaf.

Fort Dodge Rgnl. (FOD/KFOD)   [Map]
33 miles [53.1 km] miles to the Southwest of Olaf.

Waterloo Rgnl.  (ALO/KALO)   [Map]
70 miles [112.7 km] miles to the East Southeast of Olaf.

General Aviation Airports

Belmond Muni. (FAA ID: Y48)   [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the East Southeast of Olaf.

Clarion Muni. (ICAO: KCAV)   [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the South of Olaf.

Eagle Grove Muni. (FAA ID: EAG)   [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the Southwest of Olaf.

Garner Muni.   [Map]
16 miles [25.7 km] miles to the North Northeast of Olaf.

Forest City Muni. (FAA ID: FXY)   [Map]
24 miles [38.6 km] miles to the North of Olaf.

Hampton Muni. (FAA ID: HPT)   [Map]
27 miles [43.5 km] miles to the East Southeast of Olaf.

Humboldt Muni. (FAA ID: 0K7)   [Map]
28 miles [45.1 km] miles to the West Southwest of Olaf.

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]

Rochester Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: RSTICAO: KRST

Website for Rochester International Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Clarion Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KCAV

Detailed information from:

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

Algona Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KAXA

Detailed information from:

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

Iowa Falls Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KIFA

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]

Eppley Airfield     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: OMAICAO: KOMA

Website for Eppley Airfield

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]

Rockford Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: RFDICAO: KRFD

Website for Rockford International 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]

Mason City Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MCWICAO: KMCW

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]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Iowa

About Wright County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wright County: www.wrightcounty.org/

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 Olaf.

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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- Olaf) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Olaf. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8866, Longitude: -93.7247     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Olaf have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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