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Crete, Nebraska
(Saline County)

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The location of Crete

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Crete ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lincoln. It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the northeast of Crete. Lincoln has a population of 287,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Beatrice. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the southeast of Crete and has a population of 12,300 people.

For comparison, Crete has a population of 7,100 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 starting from Crete and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2018
Ashland   [Map]   2,588   NE   41 miles [66 km]
David City   [Map]   2,855   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Fairbury   [Map]   3,653   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Geneva   [Map]   2,107   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Hebron   [Map]   1,505   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Hickman   [Map]   2,300   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Milford   [Map]   2,095   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Seward   [Map]   7,220   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Sutton   [Map]   1,438   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Syracuse   [Map]   1,981   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tecumseh   [Map]   1,620   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Wahoo   [Map]   4,514   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Waverly   [Map]   3,951   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Wilber   [Map]   1,874   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
York   [Map]   7,866   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2018
Berks   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Clatonia   [Map]   218   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cortland   [Map]   473   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
De Witt   [Map]   504   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Denton   [Map]   205   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Dorchester   [Map]   576   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Emerald   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Friend   [Map]   978   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Grover   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hallam   [Map]   246   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Kramer   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Martell   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pleasant Dale   [Map]   212   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Roca   [Map]   326   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Sprague   [Map]   150   E   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Saline County ...

Crete is located in Saline County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saline County: Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Lancaster, Seward, Thayer & York.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Crete ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Crete ...

Looking for more information about Crete? 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 Crete, 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 Crete.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Crete

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 Crete ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Crete Muni. (ICAO: KCEK)   [Map]   ESE   Less than 2 miles
Wilber Muni.   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Seward Muni. (FAA ID: SWT)   [Map]   NNW   18 miles [29 km]
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   NNE   18 miles [29 km]
Beatrice Muni. (BIE/KBIE)   [Map]   SSE   24 miles [38.6 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 Crete.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Crete. 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]   NE   72 miles [115.9 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   SE   149 miles [239.8 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   ENE   182 miles [292.9 km]
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport  (ICT/KICT)   [Map]   S   207 miles [333.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   NNE   18 miles [29 km]
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   WNW   74 miles [119.1 km]
Manhattan Rgnl.  (MHK/KMHK)   [Map]   S   103 miles [165.8 km]
Kearney Rgnl. (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]   W   107 miles [172.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Crete Muni. (ICAO: KCEK)   [Map]   ESE   Less than 2 miles
Wilber Muni.   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Seward Muni. (FAA ID: SWT)   [Map]   NNW   18 miles [29 km]
Beatrice Muni. (BIE/KBIE)   [Map]   SSE   24 miles [38.6 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
Kansas City Intl.   (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]
  Website for Kansas City International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Beatrice Muni.   (BIE/KBIE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
York Muni.   (ICAO: KJYR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hebron Muni.   (HJH/KHJH)   [Map]
  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
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
Central Nebraska Rgnl.   (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]
  Website for Central Nebraska Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Manhattan Rgnl.   (MHK/KMHK)   [Map]
  Website for Manhattan Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kearney Rgnl.   (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Crete Muni.   (ICAO: KCEK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Crete:

The official website for Saline 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 Crete.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crete. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6252, Longitude: -96.9556     [Map].

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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 Crete), 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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