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The location of Osceola









Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Osceola.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Osceola ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Des Moines. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the north of Osceola. Des Moines has a population of 217,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is West Des Moines. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the north of Osceola and has a population of 66,600 people.

For comparison, Osceola has a population of 5,200 people.

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

Barney     [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the northwest of Osceola.

Derby     [Map]
17 miles [27.4 km] miles to the east of Osceola.

East Peru     [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the northwest of Osceola.

Garden Grove     [Map]
16 miles [25.7 km] miles to the southeast of Osceola.

Le Roy     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the southeast of Osceola.

Liberty     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the northeast of Osceola.

Lorimor     [Map]
16 miles [25.7 km] miles to the northwest of Osceola.

Lucas     [Map]
16 miles [25.7 km] miles to the east of Osceola.

Murray     [Map]
9 miles [14.5 km] miles to the west of Osceola.

New Virginia     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the north of Osceola.

Thayer     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the west of Osceola.

Truro     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the north of Osceola.

Van Wert     [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the south of Osceola.

Weldon     [Map]
9 miles [14.5 km] miles to the south of Osceola.

Woodburn     [Map]
9 miles [14.5 km] miles to the east of Osceola.

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

Clarke County ...

Osceola is located in Clarke County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clarke County: Decatur, Lucas, Madison, Ringgold, Union, Warren & Wayne.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Osceola ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Osceola ...

Looking for more information about Osceola? 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 Osceola, 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 Osceola.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

Osceola Tourism

Additional communities can be found on the TripAdvisor Page for Osceola

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 Osceola ...

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 Osceola.

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

Large Airports

Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM) <4>   [Map]
35 miles [56.3 km] miles to the North of Osceola.

Eppley Airfield  (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]
111 miles [178.6 km] miles to the West of Osceola.

Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]
129 miles [207.6 km] miles to the South Southwest of Osceola.

Rochester Intl.  (RST/KRST)   [Map]
208 miles [334.7 km] miles to the North Northeast of Osceola.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Kirksville Rgnl. (IRK/KIRK)   [Map]
91 miles [146.5 km] miles to the Southeast of Osceola.

Fort Dodge Rgnl. (FOD/KFOD)   [Map]
107 miles [172.2 km] miles to the North of Osceola.

General Aviation Airports

Osceola Muni. (FAA ID: I75)   [Map]
4 miles [6.4 km] miles to the East Northeast of Osceola.

Chariton Muni. (ICAO: KCNC)   [Map]
21 miles [33.8 km] miles to the East of Osceola.

Winterset - Madison Co. Airport (FAA ID: 3Y3)   [Map]
26 miles [41.8 km] miles to the North Northwest of Osceola.

Lamoni Muni. (ICAO: KLWD)   [Map]
28 miles [45.1 km] miles to the South Southwest of Osceola.

Creston Muni. (ICAO: KCSQ)   [Map]
30 miles [48.3 km] miles to the West of Osceola.

Mount Ayr Muni.   [Map]
32 miles [51.5 km] miles to the Southwest of Osceola.

Mount Ayr Muni. (FAA ID: 1Y3)   [Map]
32 miles [51.5 km] miles to the Southwest of Osceola.

Knoxville Muni. (ICAO: KOXV)   [Map]
38 miles [61.2 km] miles to the East Northeast of Osceola.

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]

Lamoni Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KLWD

Detailed information from:

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

Creston Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KCSQ

Detailed information from:

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

Knoxville Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KOXV

Detailed information from:

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

Ankeny Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KIKV

Detailed information from:

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

Pella Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KPEA

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]

Centerville Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KTVK

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]

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]

Rockford Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: RFDICAO: KRFD

Website for Rockford International Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Kirksville Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: IRKICAO: KIRK

Detailed information from:

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

Fort Dodge Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: FODICAO: KFOD

Detailed information from:

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

Chariton Muni.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KCNC

Detailed information from:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Clarke County: www.clarkecountyia.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 Osceola.

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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- Osceola) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Osceola. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Osceola

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Osceola. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0314, Longitude: -93.7741     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Osceola have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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