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The location of Blair









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Blair ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Omaha. It is located about 20 miles [32 km] to the south of Blair. Omaha has a population of 468,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Council Bluffs (IA). It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the southeast of Blair and has a population of 62,400 people.

For comparison, Blair has a population of 7,800 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 Blair and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2018
Population
DirDistance
Carter Lake (IA)   [Map]   3,784   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Glenwood (IA)   [Map]   5,316   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Harlan (IA)   [Map]   4,827   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Bellevue   [Map]   53,627   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Elkhorn   [Map]   ---   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fremont   [Map]   26,509   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Gretna   [Map]   5,076   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
La Vista   [Map]   17,163   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Papillion   [Map]   20,530   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Plattsmouth   [Map]   6,480   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Ralston   [Map]   7,296   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Schuyler   [Map]   6,377   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Wahoo   [Map]   4,514   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Waverly   [Map]   3,951   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
West Point   [Map]   3,315   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2018
Population
DirDistance
California Junction (IA)   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Honey Creek (IA)   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Loveland (IA)   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Missouri Valley (IA)   [Map]   2,633   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Modale (IA)   [Map]   262   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Mondamin (IA)   [Map]   377   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Arlington   [Map]   1,304   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bennington   [Map]   1,521   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Elk City   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Fontanelle   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Fort Calhoun   [Map]   959   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Herman   [Map]   267   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Kennard   [Map]   363   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Telbasta   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Washington   [Map]   157   S   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Washington County ...

Blair is located in Washington County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Harrison (IA), Pottawattamie (IA), Burt, Dodge & Douglas.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blair ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blair ...

Looking for more information about Blair? 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 Blair, 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 Blair.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Blair. 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 Blair. 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 Nebraska

    Nebraska Tourism
    Parks for Nebraska

    Fishing in Nebraska
    Hunting in Nebraska

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Nebraska Statewide Tourism
    Blair Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Blair


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Nebraska

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Nebraska

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

Airports Near Blair ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Blair Muni. (ICAO: KBTA)   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Tekamah Muni. (ICAO: KTQE)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Eppley Airfield  (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fremont Muni. (ICAO: KFET)   [Map]   WSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Millard Airport (MIQ/KMLE)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
Scribner State Airport (FAA ID: SCB)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Woodbine Muni. (FAA ID: 3Y4)   [Map]   ENE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Council Bluffs Muni. (ICAO: KCBF)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 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 Blair.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Blair. 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
Eppley Airfield  (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   E   127 miles [204.4 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   SSE   172 miles [276.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   SW   57 miles [91.7 km]
Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]   N   60 miles [96.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Blair Muni. (ICAO: KBTA)   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Tekamah Muni. (ICAO: KTQE)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Fremont Muni. (ICAO: KFET)   [Map]   WSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Millard Airport (MIQ/KMLE)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
Scribner State Airport (FAA ID: SCB)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Woodbine Muni. (FAA ID: 3Y4)   [Map]   ENE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Council Bluffs Muni. (ICAO: KCBF)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Wahoo Muni. (FAA ID: AHQ)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 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.

Eppley Airfield   (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]
  Website for Eppley Airfield
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Des Moines Intl.   (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]
  Website for Des Moines International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Millard Airport   (MIQ/KMLE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Council Bluffs Muni.   (ICAO: KCBF)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Harlan Muni.   (ICAO: KHNR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Plattsmouth Muni.   (PMV/KPMV)   [Map]
  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
 
Denison Muni.   (ICAO: KDNS)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport   (ICT/KICT)   [Map]
  Website for Wichita Mid-Continent Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lincoln Airport   (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]
  Website for Lincoln Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sioux Gateway Airport   (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]
  Website for Sioux Gateway Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Central Nebraska Rgnl.   (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]
  Website for Central Nebraska Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Blair Muni.   (ICAO: KBTA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tekamah Muni.   (ICAO: KTQE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fremont Muni.   (ICAO: KFET)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nebraska

About Washington County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Blair: www.ci.blair.ne.us/

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.ne.us/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blair. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5418, Longitude: -96.1369     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blair 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 Blair), 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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