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The location of Oakland









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Oakland ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Omaha. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the southeast of Oakland. Omaha has a population of 467,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Sioux City (IA). It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the north of Oakland and has a population of 82,500 people.

For comparison, Oakland has a population of 1,200 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 driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Carter Lake (IA)   [Map]   3,787   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Onawa (IA)   [Map]   2,809   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Sergeant Bluff (IA)   [Map]   4,706   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Blair   [Map]   8,091   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Elkhorn   [Map]   ---   S   41 miles [66 km]
Fremont   [Map]   26,457   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Gretna   [Map]   5,062   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
La Vista   [Map]   17,116   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Norfolk   [Map]   24,434   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Ralston   [Map]   7,333   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Schuyler   [Map]   6,212   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
South Sioux City   [Map]   12,911   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Wahoo   [Map]   4,471   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Wayne   [Map]   5,494   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
West Point   [Map]   3,340   W   12 miles [19.3 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Bancroft   [Map]   480   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bertha   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Craig   [Map]   190   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Crowell   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Decatur   [Map]   467   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Herman   [Map]   263   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hooper   [Map]   826   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lyons   [Map]   805   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Monterey   [Map]   ---   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Rosalie   [Map]   165   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Scribner   [Map]   821   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Tekamah   [Map]   1,723   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Telbasta   [Map]   ---   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Uehling   [Map]   223   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Winslow   [Map]   105   S   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Burt County ...

Oakland is located in Burt County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Burt County: Harrison (IA), Monona (IA), Cuming, Dodge, Thurston & Washington.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oakland ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oakland ...

Looking for more information about Oakland? 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 Oakland, 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 Oakland.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Oakland


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 Oakland ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Tekamah Muni. (ICAO: KTQE)   [Map]   ESE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Scribner State Airport (FAA ID: SCB)   [Map]   SSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Onawa Muni. (FAA ID: K36)   [Map]   ENE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Pender Muni. (FAA ID: 0C4)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Fremont Muni. (ICAO: KFET)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Blair Muni. (ICAO: KBTA)   [Map]   SSE   34 miles [54.7 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 Oakland.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Oakland. 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]   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   E   146 miles [235 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   SSE   197 miles [317 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   SSW   69 miles [111 km]
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   WSW   112 miles [180.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Tekamah Muni. (ICAO: KTQE)   [Map]   ESE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Scribner State Airport (FAA ID: SCB)   [Map]   SSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Onawa Muni. (FAA ID: K36)   [Map]   ENE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Pender Muni. (FAA ID: 0C4)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Fremont Muni. (ICAO: KFET)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Blair Muni. (ICAO: KBTA)   [Map]   SSE   34 miles [54.7 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
 
Fremont Muni.   (ICAO: KFET)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Blair Muni.   (ICAO: KBTA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wayne Muni.   (ICAO: KLCG)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Karl Stefan Meml.   (OFK/KOFK)   [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
 
Sioux Gateway Airport   (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]
  Website for Sioux Gateway Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lincoln Airport   (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]
  Website for Lincoln 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
 
Tekamah Muni.   (ICAO: KTQE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nebraska

About Burt County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oakland. 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 Oakland.

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oakland) 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 Oakland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oakland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oakland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8353, Longitude: -96.4661     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oakland 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 Oakland), 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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