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Center, Nebraska

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The location of Center

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Center ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Norfolk. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the southeast of Center. Norfolk has a population of 24,700 people.<1>

The next largest community is Yankton (SD). It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the northeast of Center and has a population of 14,700 people.

For comparison, Center has a population of 88 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 Center and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2018
Battle Creek   [Map]   1,202   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Creighton   [Map]   1,094   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hartington   [Map]   1,476   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Neligh   [Map]   1,516   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
O'Neill   [Map]   3,625   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pierce   [Map]   1,726   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Plainview   [Map]   1,195   S   18 miles [29 km]
Wayne   [Map]   5,622   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Fort Randall (SD)   [Map]   ---   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Southeast Bon Homme (SD)   [Map]   ---   N   23 miles [37 km]
Springfield (SD)   [Map]   1,940   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Tyndall (SD)   [Map]   1,039   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Vermillion (SD)   [Map]   10,801   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Wagner (SD)   [Map]   1,562   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
West Yankton (SD)   [Map]   3,591   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2018
Bazile Mills   [Map]   29   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bloomfield   [Map]   946   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Breslau   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Brunswick   [Map]   132   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Crofton   [Map]   669   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Dukeville   [Map]   ---   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lindy   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Niobrara   [Map]   342   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Santee   [Map]   340   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Verdel   [Map]   31   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Verdigre   [Map]   539   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Walnut   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Wausa   [Map]   582   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Winnetoon   [Map]   67   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Southwest Bon Homme (SD)   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

Knox County ...

Center is located in Knox County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Knox County: Antelope, Boyd, Cedar, Holt, Pierce, Bon Homme (SD), Charles Mix (SD) & Yankton (SD).

Although it doesn't share a border with Knox County, Bon Homme (SD) is close to Center.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Center ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Center ...

Looking for more information about Center? 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 Center, 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 Center.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Center

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 Center ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Creighton Muni. (FAA ID: 6K3)   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bloomfield Muni. (FAA ID: 84Y)   [Map]   ESE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Springfield Muni. (FAA ID: Y03)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 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 Center.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Center. 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   135 miles [217.3 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   ESE   228 miles [366.9 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   SE   281 miles [452.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]   E   77 miles [123.9 km]
Joe Foss Fld.  (FSD/KFSD)   [Map]   NE   88 miles [141.6 km]
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   SSW   115 miles [185.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Creighton Muni. (FAA ID: 6K3)   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bloomfield Muni. (FAA ID: 84Y)   [Map]   ESE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Springfield Muni. (FAA ID: Y03)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 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
Chan Gurney Muni.   (YKN/KYKN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Antelope Co. Airport   (ICAO: K4V9)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
The O'Neill Muni.   (ICAO: KONL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Karl Stefan Meml.   (OFK/KOFK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Wayne Muni.   (ICAO: KLCG)   [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
Sioux Gateway Airport   (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]
  Website for Sioux Gateway Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Joe Foss Fld.   (FSD/KFSD)   [Map]
  Website for Joe Foss Field
  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

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About Knox County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Knox County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Center. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6090, Longitude: -97.8762     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Center 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 Center), 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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