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The location of Nelson









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Nelson ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Hastings. It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the northwest of Nelson. Hastings has a population of 25,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Concordia (KS). It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the southeast of Nelson and has a population of 5,100 people.

For comparison, Nelson has a population of 460 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Belleville (KS)   [Map]   1,895   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Beloit (KS)   [Map]   3,710   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Smith Center (KS)   [Map]   1,610   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Aurora   [Map]   4,488   N   46 miles [74 km]
Blue Hill   [Map]   870   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Fairbury   [Map]   3,707   E   46 miles [74 km]
Franklin   [Map]   919   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Geneva   [Map]   2,122   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Harvard   [Map]   966   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hebron   [Map]   1,511   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Henderson   [Map]   989   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Kenesaw   [Map]   970   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Red Cloud   [Map]   925   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Superior   [Map]   1,862   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Sutton   [Map]   1,429   N   30 miles [48.3 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Webber (KS)   [Map]   23   S   18 miles [29 km]
Angus   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Davenport   [Map]   283   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Deshler   [Map]   739   E   18 miles [29 km]
Deweese   [Map]   63   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Edgar   [Map]   451   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   369   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Guide Rock   [Map]   206   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hardy   [Map]   150   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lawrence   [Map]   289   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Nora   [Map]   20   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Oak   [Map]   63   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Rosemont   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Ruskin   [Map]   116   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sedan   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Nuckolls County ...

Nelson is located in Nuckolls County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Nuckolls County: Jewell (KS), Republic (KS), Clay, Fillmore, Thayer & Webster.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Nelson ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Nelson ...

Looking for more information about Nelson? 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 Nelson, 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 Nelson.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Nelson


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 Nelson ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Superior Muni. (FAA ID: 12K)   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hebron Muni. (HJH/KHJH)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Red Cloud Muni. (FAA ID: 7V7)   [Map]   WSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Harvard State Airport (ICAO: K08K)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hastings Muni. (HSI/KHSI)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Belleville Muni. (FAA ID: RPB)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Fairmont State Airfield (FAA ID: FMZ)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 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 Nelson.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Nelson. 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   136 miles [218.9 km]
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport  (ICT/KICT)   [Map]   S   179 miles [288.1 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   ESE   188 miles [302.6 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   ENE   247 miles [397.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   NNW   54 miles [86.9 km]
Kearney Rgnl. (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]   NW   61 miles [98.2 km]
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   ENE   82 miles [132 km]
Salina Muni.  (SLN/KSLN)   [Map]   SSE   99 miles [159.3 km]
Manhattan Rgnl.  (MHK/KMHK)   [Map]   SE   104 miles [167.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Superior Muni. (FAA ID: 12K)   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hebron Muni. (HJH/KHJH)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Red Cloud Muni. (FAA ID: 7V7)   [Map]   WSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Harvard State Airport (ICAO: K08K)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hastings Muni. (HSI/KHSI)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Belleville Muni. (FAA ID: RPB)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Fairmont State Airfield (FAA ID: FMZ)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 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
 
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport   (ICT/KICT)   [Map]
  Website for Wichita Mid-Continent Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hebron Muni.   (HJH/KHJH)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Harvard State Airport   (ICAO: K08K)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hastings Muni.   (HSI/KHSI)   [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
 
Blosser Muni.   (ICAO: KCNK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
York Muni.   (ICAO: KJYR)   [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
 
Central Nebraska Rgnl.   (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]
  Website for Central Nebraska Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kearney Rgnl.   (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lincoln Airport   (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]
  Website for Lincoln Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Salina Muni.   (SLN/KSLN)   [Map]
  Website for Salina Municipal 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
 
Hays Rgnl.   (HYS/KHYS)   [Map]
  Website for Hays Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Nuckolls County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Nelson.

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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 drawn from Point A (ie- Nelson) 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 Nelson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Nelson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nelson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2016, Longitude: -98.0674     [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 Nelson), 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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