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Introduction ...

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

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Around Allen ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Fort Wayne. It lies just south of Allen. Fort Wayne has a population of 264,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Goshen. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the northwest of Allen and has a population of 33,000 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Angola   [Map]   8,591   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Auburn   [Map]   13,052   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bluffton   [Map]   9,997   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Columbia City   [Map]   8,861   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Decatur   [Map]   9,524   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Huntington   [Map]   17,176   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Kendallville   [Map]   9,906   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Nappanee   [Map]   6,780   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
New Haven   [Map]   15,384   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Wabash   [Map]   10,253   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Warsaw   [Map]   14,662   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Sturgis (MI)   [Map]   10,879   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Bryan (OH)   [Map]   8,434   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Defiance (OH)   [Map]   16,676   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Van Wert (OH)   [Map]   10,728   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Altona   [Map]   194   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Arcola   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Ari   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Avilla   [Map]   2,411   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Churubusco   [Map]   1,811   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Dunfee   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Dunn Mill   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Garrett   [Map]   6,360   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Grabill   [Map]   1,106   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hacienda Village   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Huntertown   [Map]   5,286   NE   Less than 2 miles
Indian Village   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Laotto   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Leo-Cedarville   [Map]   3,767   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Leo   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Allen County ...

Allen is located in Allen County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Allen County: Adams, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, Wells, Whitley, Defiance (OH), Paulding (OH) & Van Wert (OH).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Allen ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Academie   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast of Allen   [Map]
Cedar   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Cedar Canyons   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cedar Shores   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Huntertown   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Ludwig Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
New Era   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Royal Oaks   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Royville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Sunnymeadow   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Swan   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Indiana Tourism
    Parks for Indiana


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Indiana

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Indiana

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

Airports Near Allen ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Smith Fld.   [Map]   SMD   SSE   4 miles [6.4 km]
De Kalb Co. Airport (ICAO: KGWB)   [Map]   GWB   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Fort Wayne Intl. (FWA/KFWA)   [Map]   FWA   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Kendallville Muni.   [Map]   C62   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Harrold   [Map]   B25   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Huntington Muni.   [Map]   HHG   SSW   27 miles [43.5 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 Allen.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Allen. 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
South Bend Rgnl. (SBN/KSBN)   [Map]   SBN   WNW   67 miles [107.8 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   SSE   103 miles [165.8 km]
Indianapolis Intl. (IND/KIND)   [Map]   IND   SSW   117 miles [188.3 km]
Detroit Metro Airport (DTW/KDTW)   [Map]   DTW   NE   117 miles [188.3 km]
Gerald R. Ford Intl. (GRR/KGRR)   [Map]   GRR   N   117 miles [188.3 km]
Midway Intl. (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]   MDW   WNW   138 miles [222.1 km]
Airborne Airpark(ILN/KILN)   [Map]   ILN   SSE   142 miles [228.5 km]
Bishop Intl. (FNT/KFNT)   [Map]   FNT   NNE   142 miles [228.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fort Wayne Intl. (FWA/KFWA)   [Map]   FWA   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Van Wert Co. Airport   [Map]   VNW   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Kalamazoo / Battle Creek Intl. (AZO/KAZO)   [Map]   AZO   NNW   73 miles [117.5 km]
Toledo Express Airport (TOL/KTOL)   [Map]   TOL   ENE   76 miles [122.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Smith Fld.   [Map]   SMD   SSE   4 miles [6.4 km]
De Kalb Co. Airport (ICAO: KGWB)   [Map]   GWB   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Kendallville Muni.   [Map]   C62   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Harrold   [Map]   B25   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Huntington Muni.   [Map]   HHG   SSW   27 miles [43.5 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.

South Bend Rgnl.   (SBN/KSBN)   [Map]
        Website for South Bend Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dayton Intl.   (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]
        Website for Dayton International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kalamazoo / Battle Creek Intl.   (AZO/KAZO)   [Map]
        Website for Kalamazoo / Battle Creek International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Toledo Express Airport   (TOL/KTOL)   [Map]
        Website for Toledo Express Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Metcalf Fld.   (ICAO: KTDZ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Willow Run Airport   (YIP/KYIP)   [Map]
        Website for Willow Run Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
De Kalb Co. Airport   (ICAO: KGWB)   [Map]
        Website for De Kalb County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Indianapolis Intl.   (IND/KIND)   [Map]
        Website for Indianapolis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Warsaw Muni.   (ICAO: KASW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Goshen Muni.   (ICAO: KGSH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Defiance Meml.   (ICAO: KDFI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Detroit Metro Airport   (DTW/KDTW)   [Map]
        Website for Detroit Metropolitan - Wayne County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kirsch Muni.   (ICAO: KIRS)   [Map]
        Website for Kirsch Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gerald R. Ford Intl.   (GRR/KGRR)   [Map]
        Website for Gerald R. Ford International Airport
        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
 
Airborne Airpark   (ILN/KILN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bishop Intl.   (FNT/KFNT)   [Map]
        Website for Bishop International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fort Wayne Intl.   (FWA/KFWA)   [Map]
        Website for Fort Wayne International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Allen County: www.co.allen.in.us/

The official website for State of Indiana: www.in.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2000, Longitude: -85.1958     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Allen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Allen), 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Allen.