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The location of Moorhead









Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Moorhead.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Moorhead ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Fargo (ND). It lies just west of Moorhead. Fargo (ND) has a population of 125,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is West Fargo (ND). It lies just west of Moorhead and has a population of 36,600 people.

For comparison, Moorhead has a population of 43,300 people.

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

Comstock     [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the south of Moorhead.

Dilworth     [Map]
2 miles [3.2 km] miles to the northeast of Moorhead.

Glyndon     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the east of Moorhead.

Oakport     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the north of Moorhead.

Sabin     [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the southeast of Moorhead.

Briarwood (ND)     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the southwest of Moorhead.

Fargo (ND)     [Map]
3 miles [4.8 km] miles to the west of Moorhead.

Frontier (ND)     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the southwest of Moorhead.

Harwood (ND)     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the northwest of Moorhead.

Horace (ND)     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the southwest of Moorhead.

North River (ND)     [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the northwest of Moorhead.

Prairie Rose (ND)     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the southwest of Moorhead.

Reile's Acres (ND)     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the northwest of Moorhead.

West Fargo (ND)     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the west of Moorhead.

Wild Rice (ND)     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the south of Moorhead.

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

Clay County ...

Moorhead is located in Clay County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clay County: Becker, Norman, Otter Tail, Wilkin, Cass (ND) & Richland (ND).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Moorhead ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Moorhead ...

Looking for more information about Moorhead? 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 Moorhead, 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 Moorhead.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

Minnesota Tourism

Parks for Minnesota

Fishing in Minnesota

Hunting in Minnesota

TripAdvisor Link for:

Minnesota Statewide Tourism

Moorhead Tourism

Additional communities can be found on the TripAdvisor Page for Moorhead

Also of Interest:

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Minnesota

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Minnesota

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

Airports Near Moorhead ...

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 Moorhead.

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

Large Airports

Winnipeg Intl.  (YWG/CYWG) <4>   [Map]
211 miles [339.6 km] miles to the North of Moorhead.

Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.  (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
217 miles [349.2 km] miles to the Southeast of Moorhead.

Rochester Intl.  (RST/KRST)   [Map]
289 miles [465.1 km] miles to the Southeast of Moorhead.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Hector Intl.  (FAR/KFAR)   [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the Northwest of Moorhead.

Grand Forks Intl.  (GFK/KGFK)   [Map]
77 miles [123.9 km] miles to the North Northwest of Moorhead.

Thief River Falls Rgnl. (TVF/KTVF)   [Map]
87 miles [140 km] miles to the North Northeast of Moorhead.

Jamestown Rgnl.  (JMS/KJMS)   [Map]
91 miles [146.5 km] miles to the West of Moorhead.

Bemidji Rgnl.  (BJI/KBJI)   [Map]
96 miles [154.5 km] miles to the East Northeast of Moorhead.

General Aviation Airports

Moorhead Muni. (ICAO: KJKJ)   [Map]
3 miles [4.8 km] miles to the East Southeast of Moorhead.

West Fargo Muni. (FAA ID: D54)   [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the West Northwest of Moorhead.

Hamry Fld. (FAA ID: K74)   [Map]
18 miles [29 km] miles to the Southwest of Moorhead.

Hawley Muni. (FAA ID: 04Y)   [Map]
18 miles [29 km] miles to the East of Moorhead.

Barnesville Muni. (FAA ID: 9MN3)   [Map]
19 miles [30.6 km] miles to the Southeast of Moorhead.

Casselton Robert Miller Rgnl. (FAA ID: 5N8)   [Map]
21 miles [33.8 km] miles to the West of Moorhead.

Leonard Muni.   [Map]
27 miles [43.5 km] miles to the West Southwest of Moorhead.

Arthur Fld. (FAA ID: 1A2)   [Map]
27 miles [43.5 km] miles to the Northwest of Moorhead.

Additional Airport Information

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

Winnipeg - James Armstrong Richardson International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: YWGICAO: CYWG

Website for Winnipeg - James Armstrong Richardson International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MSPICAO: KMSP

Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

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

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Rochester International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: RSTICAO: KRST

Website for Rochester International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

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

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Harry Stern Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KBWP

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

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

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]


Hector International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: FARICAO: KFAR

Website for Hector International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

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

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Grand Forks International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: GFKICAO: KGFK

Website for Grand Forks International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

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

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Thief River Falls Regional Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: TVFICAO: KTVF

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

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

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Jamestown Regional Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: JMSICAO: KJMS

Website for Jamestown Regional Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

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

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Bemidji Regional Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: BJIICAO: KBJI

Website for Bemidji Regional Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

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

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Moorhead Municipal Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KJKJ

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

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

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Minnesota

About Clay County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Moorhead: www.ci.moorhead.mn.us/

The official website for Clay County: www.co.clay.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moorhead. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.8587, Longitude: -96.7426     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Moorhead have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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