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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Dixon.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Dixon ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Rockford. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the northeast of Dixon. Rockford has a population of 147,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is De Kalb. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the east of Dixon and has a population of 43,200 people.

For comparison, Dixon has a population of 15,200 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Dixon and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Clinton (IA)   [Map]   25,480   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Belvidere   [Map]   25,181   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Freeport   [Map]   24,091   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Kewanee   [Map]   12,473   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
La Salle   [Map]   9,120   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Loves Park   [Map]   23,387   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Machesney Park   [Map]   22,733   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Ottawa   [Map]   18,180   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Peru   [Map]   9,834   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Plano   [Map]   11,588   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Rochelle   [Map]   9,159   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Rock Falls   [Map]   8,911   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Roscoe   [Map]   10,505   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Sterling   [Map]   14,766   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sycamore   [Map]   18,022   E   42 miles [67.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Amboy   [Map]   2,344   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ashton   [Map]   907   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Buffalo Grove   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Carthage   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Eldena   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Franklin Grove   [Map]   957   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Harmon   [Map]   113   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hazelhurst   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lee Center   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Nachusa   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Nelson   [Map]   161   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Polo   [Map]   2,213   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Prairieville   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Watertown   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Woosung   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]

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

Lee County ...

Dixon is located in Lee County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lee County: Bureau, DeKalb, La Salle, Ogle & Whiteside.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dixon ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dixon ...

Looking for more information about Dixon? 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 Dixon, 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 Dixon.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Dixon.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Dixon. 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 Dixon. 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 to see and places to visit:

For the State of Illinois

    Illinois Tourism
    Parks for Illinois

    Fishing in Illinois
    Hunting in Illinois

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Illinois Statewide Tourism
    Dixon Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Dixon


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Illinois

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Illinois

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Illinois

Airports Near Dixon ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Dixon.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dixon Muni.(ICAO: KC73)   [Map]   C73   ESE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Whiteside Co. Airport(ICAO: KSQI)   [Map]   SQI   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ogle Co. Airport    [Map]   C55   NNE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bresson Airport   [Map]   C82   ESE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Rochelle Muni.(ICAO: KRPJ)   [Map]   RPJ   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Albertus Airport(ICAO: KFEP)   [Map]   FEP   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Rockford Intl. (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   RFD   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]

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 be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Dixon.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Dixon. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Rockford Intl. (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   RFD   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
O'Hare Intl. (ORD/KORD)   [Map]   ORD   E   81 miles [130.4 km]
Midway Intl. (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]   MDW   E   89 miles [143.2 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   N   89 miles [143.2 km]
Gen. Mitchell Intl. (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   MKE   NE   111 miles [178.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.(ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]   JVL   NNE   58 miles [93.3 km]
Quad City Intl. (MLI/KMLI)   [Map]   MLI   WSW   59 miles [95 km]
Dubuque Rgnl. (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]   DBQ   WNW   73 miles [117.5 km]
Greater Peoria Rgnl. (PIA/KPIA)   [Map]   PIA   S   82 miles [132 km]
Chicago Exec. (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]   PWK   ENE   83 miles [133.6 km]
Central Illinois Rgnl. (BMI/KBMI)   [Map]   BMI   SSE   98 miles [157.7 km]
Gary / Chicago Intl. (GYY/KGYY)   [Map]   GYY   E   107 miles [172.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dixon Muni.(ICAO: KC73)   [Map]   C73   ESE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Whiteside Co. Airport(ICAO: KSQI)   [Map]   SQI   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ogle Co. Airport    [Map]   C55   NNE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bresson Airport   [Map]   C82   ESE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Rochelle Muni.(ICAO: KRPJ)   [Map]   RPJ   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Albertus Airport(ICAO: KFEP)   [Map]   FEP   N   28 miles [45.1 km]

Additional Airport Information

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

Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
        Website for Rockford International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
O'Hare Intl.   (ORD/KORD)   [Map]
        Website for O'Hare International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chicago Exec.   (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]
        Website for Chicago Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Central Illinois Rgnl.   (BMI/KBMI)   [Map]
        Website for Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gary / Chicago Intl.   (GYY/KGYY)   [Map]
        Website for Gary / Chicago International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
The Eastern Iowa Airport   (CID/KCID)   [Map]
        Website for The Eastern Iowa Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dixon Muni.   (ICAO: KC73)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Whiteside Co. Airport   (ICAO: KSQI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rochelle Muni.   (ICAO: KRPJ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Midway Intl.   (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]
        Website for Midway International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertus Airport   (ICAO: KFEP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tri-Township Airport   (SFY/KSFY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Illinois Valley Rgnl.   (ICAO: KVYS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
DeKalb Taylor Muni.   (ICAO: KDKB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Clinton Muni.   (CWI/KCWI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
        Website for Dane County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
        Website for General Mitchell International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South Bend Rgnl.   (SBN/KSBN)   [Map]
        Website for South Bend Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.   (ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Quad City Intl.   (MLI/KMLI)   [Map]
        Website for Quad City International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dubuque Rgnl.   (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]
        Website for Dubuque Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Greater Peoria Rgnl.   (PIA/KPIA)   [Map]
        Website for Greater Peoria Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



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About Lee County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Dixon: www.ci.dixon.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: www.illinois.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dixon.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dixon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8446, Longitude: -89.4832     [Map].

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<3>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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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Dixon), 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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