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Norfolk, Nebraska

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The location of Norfolk

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Norfolk ...

Norfolk is the largest city within a 50 mile [80 km] radius.

The next largest community is Columbus. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the south of Norfolk and has a population of 23,100 people.<1>

For comparison, Norfolk has a population of 24,400 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 from Norfolk and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Albion   [Map]   1,613   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Battle Creek   [Map]   1,201   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Creighton   [Map]   1,102   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hartington   [Map]   1,490   N   41 miles [66 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,359   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Neligh   [Map]   1,516   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Oakland   [Map]   1,183   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Pierce   [Map]   1,729   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Plainview   [Map]   1,196   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Schuyler   [Map]   6,212   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Stanton   [Map]   1,522   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wakefield   [Map]   1,395   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Wayne   [Map]   5,494   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
West Point   [Map]   3,340   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wisner   [Map]   1,180   E   26 miles [41.8 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Carroll   [Map]   220   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Creston   [Map]   203   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Emerick   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Foster   [Map]   51   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hadar   [Map]   298   N   5 miles [8 km]
Hoskins   [Map]   290   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Humphrey   [Map]   806   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Leigh   [Map]   412   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Meadow Grove   [Map]   293   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Pilger   [Map]   365   E   18 miles [29 km]
Randolph   [Map]   912   N   23 miles [37 km]
Sholes   [Map]   20   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Tilden   [Map]   932   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Wee Town   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Winside   [Map]   415   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

Madison County ...

Norfolk is located in Madison County.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Norfolk ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Norfolk ...

Looking for more information about Norfolk? 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 Norfolk, 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 Norfolk.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Norfolk

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 Norfolk ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Karl Stefan Meml. (OFK/KOFK)   [Map]   SSW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Wayne Muni. (ICAO: KLCG)   [Map]   ENE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Antelope Co. Airport (ICAO: K4V9)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Laurel Muni. (FAA ID: 08NE)   [Map]   NNE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Pender Muni. (FAA ID: 0C4)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Albion Muni. (ICAO: KBVN)   [Map]   WSW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Creighton Muni. (FAA ID: 6K3)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bloomfield Muni. (FAA ID: 84Y)   [Map]   NNW   39 miles [62.8 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 Norfolk.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Norfolk. 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   93 miles [149.7 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   E   196 miles [315.4 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   SE   236 miles [379.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]   ENE   58 miles [93.3 km]
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   SSW   86 miles [138.4 km]
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   SSE   88 miles [141.6 km]
Joe Foss Fld.  (FSD/KFSD)   [Map]   NNE   112 miles [180.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Karl Stefan Meml. (OFK/KOFK)   [Map]   SSW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Wayne Muni. (ICAO: KLCG)   [Map]   ENE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Antelope Co. Airport (ICAO: K4V9)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Laurel Muni. (FAA ID: 08NE)   [Map]   NNE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Pender Muni. (FAA ID: 0C4)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Albion Muni. (ICAO: KBVN)   [Map]   WSW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Creighton Muni. (FAA ID: 6K3)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bloomfield Muni. (FAA ID: 84Y)   [Map]   NNW   39 miles [62.8 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
Antelope Co. Airport   (ICAO: K4V9)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Albion Muni.   (ICAO: KBVN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Columbus Muni.   (ICAO: KOLU)   [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
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
Joe Foss Fld.   (FSD/KFSD)   [Map]
  Website for Joe Foss Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Karl Stefan Meml.   (OFK/KOFK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Wayne Muni.   (ICAO: KLCG)   [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 ...

The official website for Norfolk:

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 Norfolk.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Norfolk) 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 Norfolk. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Norfolk

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Norfolk. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0345, Longitude: -97.4220     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Norfolk 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 Norfolk), 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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