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Newark, Nebraska

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The location of Newark

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Newark ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Grand Island. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the northeast of Newark. Grand Island has a population of 51,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Kearney. It lies just northwest of Newark and has a population of 33,800 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 from Newark and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Alma   [Map]   1,169   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Elm Creek   [Map]   955   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Gibbon   [Map]   1,890   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Harvard   [Map]   966   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Hastings   [Map]   24,989   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Holdrege   [Map]   5,439   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Kenesaw   [Map]   970   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lexington   [Map]   10,024   W   41 miles [66 km]
Loup City   [Map]   1,009   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Minden   [Map]   2,973   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
North Loup City   [Map]   ---   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Ravenna   [Map]   1,373   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Saint Paul   [Map]   2,342   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Shelton   [Map]   1,061   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Wood River   [Map]   1,350   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Amherst   [Map]   253   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Assumption   [Map]   ---   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Axtell   [Map]   743   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Buda   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Funk   [Map]   185   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hayland   [Map]   ---   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Heartwell   [Map]   69   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hildreth   [Map]   352   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Holstein   [Map]   240   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Norman   [Map]   42   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Odessa   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Prairie Center   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Prosser   [Map]   72   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Riverdale   [Map]   182   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wilcox   [Map]   348   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]

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

Kearney County ...

Newark is located in Kearney County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kearney County: Adams, Buffalo, Franklin, Harlan, Phelps & Webster.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Newark ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Kearney Rgnl. (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]   NNW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pioneer Village Fld. (FAA ID: 0V3)   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Brewster Fld. (ICAO: KHDE)   [Map]   WSW   23 miles [37 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 Newark.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Newark. 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]   ENE   166 miles [267.2 km]
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport  (ICT/KICT)   [Map]   SSE   222 miles [357.3 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   ESE   243 miles [391.1 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   ENE   282 miles [453.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Kearney Rgnl. (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]   NNW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   ENE   40 miles [64.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Pioneer Village Fld. (FAA ID: 0V3)   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Brewster Fld. (ICAO: KHDE)   [Map]   WSW   23 miles [37 km]
Hastings Muni. (HSI/KHSI)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Republican City Muni.   [Map]   SSW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Alma Muni. (FAA ID: 4D9)   [Map]   SSW   41 miles [66 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
Brewster Fld.   (ICAO: KHDE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hastings Muni.   (HSI/KHSI)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Jim Kelly Fld.   (ICAO: KLXN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Harvard State Airport   (ICAO: K08K)   [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
Cozad Muni.   (ICAO: KCZD)   [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
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
North Platte Rgnl.   (LBF/KLBF)   [Map]
  Website for North Platte 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Kearney County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kearney 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 Newark.

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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- Newark) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newark. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6411, Longitude: -98.9631     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Newark 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 Newark), 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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