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Introduction ...

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

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Around Licking ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Rolla. It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the north of Licking. 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 west of Licking and has a population of 14,700 people.

For comparison, Licking has a population of 3,100 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 Licking and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Cabool   [Map]   2,136   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Cuba   [Map]   3,340   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Dixon   [Map]   1,472   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Houston   [Map]   2,093   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mansfield   [Map]   1,261   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Mountain Grove   [Map]   4,692   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Mountain View   [Map]   2,678   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Richland   [Map]   1,801   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint James   [Map]   4,119   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saint Robert   [Map]   5,753   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Salem   [Map]   4,924   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Steelville   [Map]   1,684   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Waynesville   [Map]   5,314   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Willow Springs   [Map]   2,152   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Winona   [Map]   1,296   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Beulah   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bucyrus   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Duke   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Edgar Springs   [Map]   201   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Eunice   [Map]   ---   S   18 miles [29 km]
Hartshorn   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Jadwin   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lenox   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mineral Springs City   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Plato   [Map]   109   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Raymondville   [Map]   364   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Roby   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Solo   [Map]   ---   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Success   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Yukon   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Texas County ...

Licking is located in Texas County.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Licking ...

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.

Blooming Rose   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest of Licking   [Map]
Dent   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Joy   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Kinderpost   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Maples   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Oscar   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Raftville (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Ranger   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Slabtown   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Licking ...

Looking for more information about Licking? 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 Licking, 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 Licking.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Licking. 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 Licking. 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
    Licking Tourism

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


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 Licking ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Houston Meml.   [Map]   M48   SSW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Salem Meml.   [Map]   K33   ENE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Waynesville - St. Robert Rgnl. (TBN/KTBN)   [Map]   TBN   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Cabool Meml.   [Map]   TVB   SSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Mountain Grove Meml.   [Map]   1MO   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Willow Springs Meml.   [Map]   1H5   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Mountain View Airport   [Map]   MNF   SSE   35 miles [56.3 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 Licking.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Licking. 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   118 miles [189.9 km]
Little Rock National Airport (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]   LIT   S   192 miles [309 km]
Kansas City Intl. (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   MCI   NW   198 miles [318.7 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   SSE   199 miles [320.3 km]
Tulsa Intl. (TUL/KTUL)   [Map]   TUL   WSW   239 miles [384.6 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   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Springfield Airport (SGF/KSGF)   [Map]   SGF   W   85 miles [136.8 km]
Columbia Rgnl. (COU/KCOU)   [Map]   COU   N   93 miles [149.7 km]
Branson Meml. (ICAO: KBBG)   [Map]   BBG   SW   99 miles [159.3 km]
Spirit of St. Louis Airport (SUS/KSUS)   [Map]   SUS   NE   103 miles [165.8 km]
Boone Co. Airport (HRO/KHRO)   [Map]   HRO   SW   111 miles [178.6 km]
St. Louis Downtown Airport (ICAO: KCPS)   [Map]   CPS   NE   118 miles [189.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Houston Meml.   [Map]   M48   SSW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Salem Meml.   [Map]   K33   ENE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cabool Meml.   [Map]   TVB   SSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Mountain Grove Meml.   [Map]   1MO   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Willow Springs Meml.   [Map]   1H5   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Mountain View Airport   [Map]   MNF   SSE   35 miles [56.3 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
 
Boone Co. Airport   (HRO/KHRO)   [Map]
        Website for Boone County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
St. Louis Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KCPS)   [Map]
        Website for Saint Louis Downtown Airport
        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
 
West Plains Muni.   (ICAO: KUNO)   [Map]
        Website for West Plains Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rolla National Airport   (RLA/KVIH)   [Map]
        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
 
Tulsa Intl.   (TUL/KTUL)   [Map]
        Website for Tulsa International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Des Moines Intl.   (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]
        Website for Des Moines 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
 
Columbia Rgnl.   (COU/KCOU)   [Map]
        Website for Columbia Regional 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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Licking. 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 Licking.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Licking. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4992, Longitude: -91.8617     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Licking 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 Licking), 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 Licking.