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The location of West Plains









Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to West Plains.

This page contains seven sections:

Around West Plains ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Mountain Home (AR). It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the southwest of West Plains. Mountain Home (AR) has a population of 12,300 people.<1>

The next largest community is Mountain Grove. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the northwest of West Plains and has a population of 4,700 people.

For comparison, West Plains has a population of 12,200 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 West Plains and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Bull Shoals (AR)   [Map]   1,944   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Calico Rock (AR)   [Map]   1,760   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Cherokee Village (AR)   [Map]   4,644   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Gassville (AR)   [Map]   2,136   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Horseshoe Bend (AR)   [Map]   2,126   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Melbourne (AR)   [Map]   1,813   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Salem (AR)   [Map]   1,608   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Ava   [Map]   2,896   W   46 miles [74 km]
Cabool   [Map]   2,123   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Houston   [Map]   2,090   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Mansfield   [Map]   1,255   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Mountain View   [Map]   2,655   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Thayer   [Map]   2,148   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Willow Springs   [Map]   2,120   N   18 miles [29 km]
Winona   [Map]   1,304   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Camp (AR)   [Map]   ---   S   23 miles [37 km]
Sturkie (AR)   [Map]   ---   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bakersfield   [Map]   231   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Brandsville   [Map]   155   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Caulfield   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Dora   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Elijah   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Koshkonong   [Map]   201   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lanton   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Moody   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Peace Valley   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Pomona   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pottersville   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Siloam Springs   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
South Fork   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Howell County ...

West Plains is located in Howell County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Howell County: Fulton (AR), Douglas, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon & Texas.

Curious and Interesting Names Near West Plains ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Plains ...

Looking for more information about West Plains? 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 West Plains, 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 West Plains.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Missouri Tourism
    Parks for Missouri

    Fishing in Missouri
    Hunting in Missouri

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Missouri Statewide Tourism
    West Plains Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for West Plains


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 West Plains ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
West Plains Muni.  (ICAO: KUNO)   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Willow Springs Meml. (FAA ID: 1H5)   [Map]   NNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mountain View Airport (FAA ID: MNF)   [Map]   NNE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Cabool Meml. (FAA ID: TVB)   [Map]   NNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Mountain Grove Meml. (FAA ID: 1MO)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Horseshoe Bend Airport (FAA ID: 6M2)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Sharp County Rgnl. (FAA ID: CVK)   [Map]   SSE   36 miles [57.9 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to West Plains.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from West Plains. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Little Rock National Airport  (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]   S   140 miles [225.3 km]
Memphis Intl.  (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   SE   157 miles [252.7 km]
Lambert - St. Louis Intl.  (STL/KSTL)   [Map]   NNE   161 miles [259.1 km]
Tulsa Intl.  (TUL/KTUL)   [Map]   W   226 miles [363.7 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   NW   234 miles [376.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Waynesville - St. Robert Rgnl.  (TBN/KTBN)   [Map]   NNW   70 miles [112.7 km]
Branson Meml.  (ICAO: KBBG)   [Map]   W   75 miles [120.7 km]
Boone Co. Airport  (HRO/KHRO)   [Map]   WSW   78 miles [125.5 km]
Springfield Airport  (SGF/KSGF)   [Map]   WNW   90 miles [144.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
West Plains Muni.  (ICAO: KUNO)   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Willow Springs Meml. (FAA ID: 1H5)   [Map]   NNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mountain View Airport (FAA ID: MNF)   [Map]   NNE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Cabool Meml. (FAA ID: TVB)   [Map]   NNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Mountain Grove Meml. (FAA ID: 1MO)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Horseshoe Bend Airport (FAA ID: 6M2)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Sharp County Rgnl. (FAA ID: CVK)   [Map]   SSE   36 miles [57.9 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.

Little Rock National Airport   (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
  Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
  Website for Memphis International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
West Plains Muni.   (ICAO: KUNO)   [Map]
  Website for West Plains Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ozark Rgnl.   (ICAO: KBPK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lambert - St. Louis Intl.   (STL/KSTL)   [Map]
  Website for Lambert - Saint Louis International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Marion County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KFLP)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tulsa Intl.   (TUL/KTUL)   [Map]
  Website for Tulsa International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kansas City Intl.   (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]
  Website for Kansas City International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
  Website for Nashville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Waynesville - St. Robert Rgnl.   (TBN/KTBN)   [Map]
  Website for Waynesville - Saint Robert Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Branson Meml.   (ICAO: KBBG)   [Map]
  Website for Branson Memorial Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Boone Co. Airport   (HRO/KHRO)   [Map]
  Website for Boone County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Springfield Airport   (SGF/KSGF)   [Map]
  Website for Springfield - Branson National Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Missouri

About Howell County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for West Plains: www.westplains.net/

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

Footnotes ...

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

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- West Plains) 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 West Plains. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Plains

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Plains. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7389, Longitude: -91.8681     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Plains 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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to West Plains), 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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