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The location of Houston

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Houston ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Rolla. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the north of Houston. Rolla has a population of 20,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lebanon. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the northwest of Houston and has a population of 14,700 people.

For comparison, Houston has a population of 2,100 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Houston and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Ava   [Map]   2,927   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Cabool   [Map]   2,136   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Dixon   [Map]   1,472   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Licking   [Map]   3,116   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mountain Grove   [Map]   4,692   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Mountain View   [Map]   2,678   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Richland   [Map]   1,801   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Saint James   [Map]   4,119   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Saint Robert   [Map]   5,753   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Salem   [Map]   4,924   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Seymour   [Map]   1,987   W   46 miles [74 km]
Waynesville   [Map]   5,314   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
West Plains   [Map]   12,320   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Willow Springs   [Map]   2,152   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Winona   [Map]   1,296   SE   41 miles [66 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bendavis   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bucyrus   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Dunn   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Elk Creek   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Eunice   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Graff   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hartshorn   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Huggins   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mineral Springs City   [Map]   ---   NE   Less than 2 miles
Raymondville   [Map]   364   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Roby   [Map]   ---   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Simmons   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Solo   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Success   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Yukon   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Texas County ...

Houston is located in Texas County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Texas County: Dent, Douglas, Howell, Laclede, Phelps, Pulaski, Shannon & Wright.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Houston ...

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.

Big Creek   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast of Houston   [Map]
Clara   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Elk Creek   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Mineral Springs City   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Mitchells Corner   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Oscar   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Plum Valley   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Raftville (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Raymondville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Solo   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Success   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Houston ...

Looking for more information about Houston? 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 Houston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Houston.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Missouri Tourism
    Parks for Missouri

    Fishing in Missouri
    Hunting in Missouri

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Missouri Statewide Tourism
    Houston Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Houston


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Missouri

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Missouri

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

Airports Near Houston ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Houston Meml.   [Map]   M48   NW   Less than 2 miles
Cabool Meml.   [Map]   TVB   SSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Willow Springs Meml.   [Map]   1H5   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Mountain Grove Meml.   [Map]   1MO   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Mountain View Airport   [Map]   MNF   SSE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Salem Meml.   [Map]   K33   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
West Plains Muni. (ICAO: KUNO)   [Map]   UNO   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Waynesville - St. Robert Rgnl. (TBN/KTBN)   [Map]   TBN   NNW   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 Houston.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Houston. 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
Lambert - St. Louis Intl. (STL/KSTL)   [Map]   STL   NE   131 miles [210.8 km]
Little Rock National Airport (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]   LIT   S   179 miles [288.1 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   SE   192 miles [309 km]
Kansas City Intl. (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   MCI   NW   202 miles [325.1 km]
Tulsa Intl. (TUL/KTUL)   [Map]   TUL   WSW   230 miles [370.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Waynesville - St. Robert Rgnl. (TBN/KTBN)   [Map]   TBN   NNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Springfield Airport (SGF/KSGF)   [Map]   SGF   W   78 miles [125.5 km]
Branson Meml. (ICAO: KBBG)   [Map]   BBG   SW   87 miles [140 km]
Boone Co. Airport (HRO/KHRO)   [Map]   HRO   SW   98 miles [157.7 km]
Columbia Rgnl. (COU/KCOU)   [Map]   COU   N   104 miles [167.4 km]
Spirit of St. Louis Airport (SUS/KSUS)   [Map]   SUS   NE   116 miles [186.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Houston Meml.   [Map]   M48   NW   Less than 2 miles
Cabool Meml.   [Map]   TVB   SSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Willow Springs Meml.   [Map]   1H5   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Mountain Grove Meml.   [Map]   1MO   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Mountain View Airport   [Map]   MNF   SSE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Salem Meml.   [Map]   K33   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
West Plains Muni. (ICAO: KUNO)   [Map]   UNO   S   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.

Lambert - St. Louis Intl.   (STL/KSTL)   [Map]
        Website for Lambert - Saint Louis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Little Rock National Airport   (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
        Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Spirit of St. Louis Airport   (SUS/KSUS)   [Map]
        Website for Spirit of Saint Louis Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
West Plains Muni.   (ICAO: KUNO)   [Map]
        Website for West Plains Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rolla National Airport   (RLA/KVIH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lee C. Fine Meml.   (ICAO: KAIZ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kansas City Intl.   (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]
        Website for Kansas City International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tulsa Intl.   (TUL/KTUL)   [Map]
        Website for Tulsa International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Waynesville - St. Robert Rgnl.   (TBN/KTBN)   [Map]
        Website for Waynesville - Saint Robert Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Springfield Airport   (SGF/KSGF)   [Map]
        Website for Springfield - Branson National Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Branson Meml.   (ICAO: KBBG)   [Map]
        Website for Branson Memorial Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Boone Co. Airport   (HRO/KHRO)   [Map]
        Website for Boone County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbia Rgnl.   (COU/KCOU)   [Map]
        Website for Columbia Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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

The official website for State of Missouri: www.missouri.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Houston. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3215, Longitude: -91.9608     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Houston 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 Houston), 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 Houston.