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Madison, Nebraska

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The location of Madison

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Madison ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Norfolk. It is located about 14 miles [22 km] to the north of Madison. Norfolk has a population of 24,700 people.<1>

The next largest community is Columbus. It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the south of Madison and has a population of 23,300 people.

For comparison, Madison has a population of 2,400 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 and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2018
Albion   [Map]   1,592   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Battle Creek   [Map]   1,202   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
David City   [Map]   2,855   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Fullerton   [Map]   1,234   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Neligh   [Map]   1,516   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
North Bend   [Map]   1,275   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Oakland   [Map]   1,176   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Pierce   [Map]   1,726   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Plainview   [Map]   1,195   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Schuyler   [Map]   6,377   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Stanton   [Map]   1,511   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wakefield   [Map]   1,381   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Wayne   [Map]   5,622   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
West Point   [Map]   3,315   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wisner   [Map]   1,171   E   29 miles [46.7 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2018
Clarkson   [Map]   646   E   18 miles [29 km]
Cornlea   [Map]   36   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Creston   [Map]   203   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Emerick   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hadar   [Map]   300   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hoskins   [Map]   295   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Humphrey   [Map]   819   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Leigh   [Map]   426   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lindsay   [Map]   256   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Meadow Grove   [Map]   294   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Newman Grove   [Map]   710   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Platte Center   [Map]   336   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Rosenburg   [Map]   ---   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Saint Bernard   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Tarnov   [Map]   46   S   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Madison County ...

Madison is located in Madison County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County: Antelope, Boone, Pierce, Platte, Stanton & Wayne.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Madison ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Madison ...

Looking for more information about Madison? 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 Madison, 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 Madison.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Madison

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 Madison ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Karl Stefan Meml. (OFK/KOFK)   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Columbus Muni. (ICAO: KOLU)   [Map]   SSE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Albion Muni. (ICAO: KBVN)   [Map]   WSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Genoa Muni. (FAA ID: 97Y)   [Map]   SSW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Antelope Co. Airport (ICAO: K4V9)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Wayne Muni. (ICAO: KLCG)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Cedar Rapids Muni.   [Map]   WSW   41 miles [66 km]
Pender Muni. (FAA ID: 0C4)   [Map]   ENE   42 miles [67.6 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 Madison.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Madison. 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]   ESE   88 miles [141.6 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   E   196 miles [315.4 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   SE   226 miles [363.7 km]
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport  (ICT/KICT)   [Map]   S   288 miles [463.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]   NE   67 miles [107.8 km]
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   SW   74 miles [119.1 km]
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   SSE   76 miles [122.3 km]
Kearney Rgnl. (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]   SW   110 miles [177 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Karl Stefan Meml. (OFK/KOFK)   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Columbus Muni. (ICAO: KOLU)   [Map]   SSE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Albion Muni. (ICAO: KBVN)   [Map]   WSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Genoa Muni. (FAA ID: 97Y)   [Map]   SSW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Antelope Co. Airport (ICAO: K4V9)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Wayne Muni. (ICAO: KLCG)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Cedar Rapids Muni.   [Map]   WSW   41 miles [66 km]
Pender Muni. (FAA ID: 0C4)   [Map]   ENE   42 miles [67.6 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
Des Moines Intl.   (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]
  Website for Des Moines International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Albion Muni.   (ICAO: KBVN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Antelope Co. Airport   (ICAO: K4V9)   [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
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport   (ICT/KICT)   [Map]
  Website for Wichita Mid-Continent 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
Lincoln Airport   (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]
  Website for Lincoln Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kearney Rgnl.   (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Karl Stefan Meml.   (OFK/KOFK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Columbus Muni.   (ICAO: KOLU)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Madison County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Madison 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 Madison.

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Madison) 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 Madison. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Madison

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Madison. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8285, Longitude: -97.4568     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Madison 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 Madison), 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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