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Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Orchard.

This page contains six sections:

Around Orchard ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Mason City. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the west of Orchard. Mason City has a population of 27,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Austin (MN). It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the north of Orchard and has a population of 25,200 people.

For comparison, Orchard has a population of 71 people.

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

Charles City     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the southeast of Orchard.

Colwell     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the southeast of Orchard.

Floyd     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the south of Orchard.

Little Cedar     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the north of Orchard.

Mitchell     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the northwest of Orchard.

Nora Springs     [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the southwest of Orchard.

Oakwood     [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the south of Orchard.

Osage     [Map]
4 miles [6.4 km] miles to the northwest of Orchard.

Riceville     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the northeast of Orchard.

Rock Creek     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the west of Orchard.

Rock Falls     [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the west of Orchard.

Rockford     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the southwest of Orchard.

Rudd     [Map]
9 miles [14.5 km] miles to the southwest of Orchard.

Saint Ansgar     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the northwest of Orchard.

Stacyville     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the north of Orchard.

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

Mitchell County ...

Orchard is located in Mitchell County.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Orchard ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 Orchard.

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

Large Airports

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

Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.  (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
116 miles [186.7 km] miles to the North of Orchard.

Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]
125 miles [201.2 km] miles to the South Southwest of Orchard.

Dane County Rgnl.  (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
173 miles [278.4 km] miles to the East of Orchard.

Central Wisconsin Airport  (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
187 miles [300.9 km] miles to the Northeast of Orchard.

Rockford Intl.  (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
199 miles [320.3 km] miles to the East Southeast of Orchard.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Mason City Muni. (MCW/KMCW)   [Map]
28 miles [45.1 km] miles to the West of Orchard.

Waterloo Rgnl.  (ALO/KALO)   [Map]
50 miles [80.5 km] miles to the South Southeast of Orchard.

Fort Dodge Rgnl. (FOD/KFOD)   [Map]
85 miles [136.8 km] miles to the West Southwest of Orchard.

La Crosse Muni. (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
88 miles [141.6 km] miles to the East Northeast of Orchard.

General Aviation Airports

Osage Muni. (FAA ID: D02)   [Map]
4 miles [6.4 km] miles to the North Northwest of Orchard.

Charles City Muni.   [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the Southeast of Orchard.

Northeast Iowa Rgnl. (ICAO: KCCY)   [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the Southeast of Orchard.

New Hampton Muni. (FAA ID: 1Y5)   [Map]
23 miles [37 km] miles to the East Southeast of Orchard.

Northwood Muni. (FAA ID: 5D2)   [Map]
26 miles [41.8 km] miles to the Northwest of Orchard.

Austin Muni. (ICAO: KAUM)   [Map]
31 miles [49.9 km] miles to the North Northwest of Orchard.

Allsion Muni. (FAA ID: K98)   [Map]
32 miles [51.5 km] miles to the South of Orchard.

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]

The Eastern Iowa Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: CIDICAO: KCID

Website for The Eastern Iowa 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]

Northeast Iowa Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KCCY

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]

Albert Lea Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KAEL

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]

Rockford Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: RFDICAO: KRFD

Website for Rockford International 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]

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]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Orchard. 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 Orchard.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Orchard) 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 Orchard. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Orchard

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orchard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2274, Longitude: -92.7753     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Orchard have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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