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Monroe, Nebraska

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The location of Monroe

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Monroe ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Norfolk. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the north of Monroe. Norfolk has a population of 24,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Columbus. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the east of Monroe and has a population of 23,100 people.

For comparison, Monroe has a population of 290 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   2017
Albion   [Map]   1,613   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Aurora   [Map]   4,488   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Battle Creek   [Map]   1,201   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Central City   [Map]   2,920   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
David City   [Map]   2,823   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Fullerton   [Map]   1,262   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,359   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Neligh   [Map]   1,516   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
North Bend   [Map]   1,256   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Pierce   [Map]   1,729   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Saint Paul   [Map]   2,342   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Schuyler   [Map]   6,212   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Seward   [Map]   7,181   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Stanton   [Map]   1,522   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
York   [Map]   7,862   S   41 miles [66 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Carriage House Estates   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cornlea   [Map]   36   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Duncan   [Map]   363   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Genoa   [Map]   956   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Humphrey   [Map]   806   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Krakow   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lindsay   [Map]   257   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Oconee   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Platte Center   [Map]   335   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Rosenburg   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Saint Bernard   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Saint Edward   [Map]   681   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Sheldonville   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Silver Creek   [Map]   363   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Tarnov   [Map]   46   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Platte County ...

Monroe is located in Platte County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Platte County: Boone, Butler, Colfax, Madison, Merrick, Nance & Polk.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Monroe ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Monroe ...

Looking for more information about Monroe? 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 Monroe, 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 Monroe.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Monroe

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 Monroe ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Genoa Muni. (FAA ID: 97Y)   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Columbus Muni. (ICAO: KOLU)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Stromsburg Muni.   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
David City Muni. (FAA ID: 93Y)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Albion Muni. (ICAO: KBVN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Cedar Rapids Muni.   [Map]   WNW   29 miles [46.7 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 Monroe.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Monroe. 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]   E   89 miles [143.2 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   E   203 miles [326.7 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   SE   213 miles [342.8 km]
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport  (ICT/KICT)   [Map]   S   264 miles [424.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   SE   61 miles [98.2 km]
Kearney Rgnl. (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]   SW   89 miles [143.2 km]
Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]   NE   89 miles [143.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Genoa Muni. (FAA ID: 97Y)   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Columbus Muni. (ICAO: KOLU)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Stromsburg Muni.   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
David City Muni. (FAA ID: 93Y)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Albion Muni. (ICAO: KBVN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Cedar Rapids Muni.   [Map]   WNW   29 miles [46.7 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
Karl Stefan Meml.   (OFK/KOFK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
York Muni.   (ICAO: KJYR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Aurora Muni.   (ICAO: KAUH)   [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
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
Sioux Gateway Airport   (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]
  Website for Sioux Gateway Airport
  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 Platte County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Platte 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 Monroe.

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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- Monroe) 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 Monroe. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Monroe

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monroe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4740, Longitude: -97.5999     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Monroe 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 Monroe), 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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