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New Helena, Nebraska

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The location of New Helena

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to New Helena.

This page contains six sections:

Around New Helena ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Broken Bow. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the southeast of New Helena. Broken Bow has a population of 3,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Ord. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the east of New Helena and has a population of 2,100 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 as if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Ansley   [Map]   427   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Arcadia   [Map]   307   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Arnold   [Map]   576   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Burwell   [Map]   1,191   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Callaway   [Map]   529   S   23 miles [37 km]
Litchfield   [Map]   256   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Loup City   [Map]   1,009   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Mason City   [Map]   173   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Merna   [Map]   368   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
North Loup City   [Map]   ---   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Sargent   [Map]   506   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Stapleton   [Map]   306   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Sumner   [Map]   225   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Taylor   [Map]   183   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Thedford   [Map]   219   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Almeria   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Anselmo   [Map]   140   W   5 miles [8 km]
Berwyn   [Map]   81   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Brewster   [Map]   17   N   23 miles [37 km]
Buckeye   [Map]   ---   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Comstock   [Map]   90   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Dunning   [Map]   104   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Elyria   [Map]   50   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gandy   [Map]   32   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Halsey   [Map]   83   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Oconto   [Map]   146   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Purdum   [Map]   ---   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Weissert   [Map]   ---   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Wescott   [Map]   ---   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Westerville   [Map]   ---   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]

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

Custer County ...

New Helena is located in Custer County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Custer County: Blaine, Buffalo, Dawson, Garfield, Lincoln, Logan, Loup, Sherman & Valley.

Curious and Interesting Names Near New Helena ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around New Helena. 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 New Helena. 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

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 New Helena ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Broken Bow Muni. (ICAO: KBBW)   [Map]   SSE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Sargent Muni.  (FAA ID: 09K)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Cram Fld. (ICAO: KBUB)   [Map]   ENE   33 miles [53.1 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 New Helena.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from New Helena. 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   200 miles [321.9 km]
Denver Intl.  (DEN/KDEN)   [Map]   WSW   284 miles [457.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
North Platte Rgnl.  (LBF/KLBF)   [Map]   SW   58 miles [93.3 km]
Kearney Rgnl. (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]   SSE   72 miles [115.9 km]
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   ESE   87 miles [140 km]
McCook Rgnl.  (MCK/KMCK)   [Map]   SSW   106 miles [170.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Broken Bow Muni. (ICAO: KBBW)   [Map]   SSE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Sargent Muni.  (FAA ID: 09K)   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Cram Fld. (ICAO: KBUB)   [Map]   ENE   33 miles [53.1 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
Denver Intl.   (DEN/KDEN)   [Map]
  Website for Denver International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Thomas Co. Airport   (TIF/KTIF)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Cozad Muni.   (ICAO: KCZD)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Jim Kelly Fld.   (ICAO: KLXN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
North Platte Rgnl.   (LBF/KLBF)   [Map]
  Website for North Platte Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kearney Rgnl.   (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]
  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
McCook Rgnl.   (MCK/KMCK)   [Map]
  Website for McCook Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Broken Bow Muni.   (ICAO: KBBW)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Cram Fld.   (ICAO: KBUB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Evelyn Sharp Fld.   (ICAO: KODX)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Custer County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Custer 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 New Helena.

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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 from Point A (ie- New Helena) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Helena. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6114, Longitude: -99.7512     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Helena 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 New Helena), 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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