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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Columbia City.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Columbia City ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Fort Wayne. It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the east of Columbia City. Fort Wayne has a population of 266,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Elkhart. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the northwest of Columbia City and has a population of 52,600 people.

For comparison, Columbia City has a population of 9,000 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Angola   [Map]   8,655   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Auburn   [Map]   13,169   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Bluffton   [Map]   10,030   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Decatur   [Map]   9,561   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Goshen   [Map]   33,220   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Huntington   [Map]   17,084   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Kendallville   [Map]   9,848   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Marion   [Map]   28,327   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Mishawaka   [Map]   49,177   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
New Haven   [Map]   15,560   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Peru   [Map]   11,024   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Plymouth   [Map]   9,960   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Wabash   [Map]   10,112   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Warsaw   [Map]   14,748   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Sturgis (MI)   [Map]   10,824   N   44 miles [70.8 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Aboite   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Arcola   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Churubusco   [Map]   1,823   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Dunfee   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Dunn Mill   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Goblesville   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Larwill   [Map]   284   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Luther   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Merriam   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ormas   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pierceton   [Map]   1,018   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sidney   [Map]   80   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
South Whitley   [Map]   1,750   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Tri-Lakes   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Wolflake   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Whitley County ...

Columbia City is located in Whitley County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Whitley County: Allen, Huntington, Kosciusko, Noble & Wabash.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Columbia City ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Columbia City ...

Looking for more information about Columbia City? 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 Columbia City, 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 Columbia City.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Indiana Statewide Tourism
    Columbia City Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Columbia City


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 Columbia City ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Smith Fld.   [Map]   SMD   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Fort Wayne Intl. (FWA/KFWA)   [Map]   FWA   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Warsaw Muni.(ICAO: KASW)   [Map]   ASW   WNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Huntington Muni.   [Map]   HHG   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
De Kalb Co. Airport (ICAO: KGWB)   [Map]   GWB   ENE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Kendallville Muni.   [Map]   C62   NNE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Goshen Muni.(ICAO: KGSH)   [Map]   GSH   NNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Nappanee Muni.   [Map]   C03   NW   30 miles [48.3 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 Columbia City.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Columbia City. 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   NW   57 miles [91.7 km]
Indianapolis Intl. (IND/KIND)   [Map]   IND   SSW   108 miles [173.8 km]
Dayton Intl. (DAY/KDAY)   [Map]   DAY   SE   109 miles [175.4 km]
Gerald R. Ford Intl. (GRR/KGRR)   [Map]   GRR   N   118 miles [189.9 km]
Midway Intl. (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]   MDW   WNW   124 miles [199.6 km]
Detroit Metro Airport (DTW/KDTW)   [Map]   DTW   NE   131 miles [210.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fort Wayne Intl. (FWA/KFWA)   [Map]   FWA   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Van Wert Co. Airport   [Map]   VNW   ESE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Kalamazoo / Battle Creek Intl. (AZO/KAZO)   [Map]   AZO   N   74 miles [119.1 km]
Toledo Express Airport (TOL/KTOL)   [Map]   TOL   ENE   91 miles [146.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Smith Fld.   [Map]   SMD   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Warsaw Muni.(ICAO: KASW)   [Map]   ASW   WNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Huntington Muni.   [Map]   HHG   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
De Kalb Co. Airport (ICAO: KGWB)   [Map]   GWB   ENE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Kendallville Muni.   [Map]   C62   NNE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Goshen Muni.(ICAO: KGSH)   [Map]   GSH   NNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Nappanee Muni.   [Map]   C03   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Nappanee Muni.   [Map]   ---   NW   30 miles [48.3 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
 
Indianapolis Intl.   (IND/KIND)   [Map]
        Website for Indianapolis International 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
 
Metcalf Fld.   (ICAO: KTDZ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Warsaw Muni.   (ICAO: KASW)   [Map]
        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
 
Goshen Muni.   (ICAO: KGSH)   [Map]
        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
 
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
 
Detroit Metro Airport   (DTW/KDTW)   [Map]
        Website for Detroit Metropolitan - Wayne County 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
 
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
 

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Communities in Indiana

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About Indiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Columbia City: www.columbiacity.net/

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 Columbia City.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Columbia City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1610, Longitude: -85.4854     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Columbia City 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 Columbia City), 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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