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Oconee, Nebraska

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The location of Oconee

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Oconee ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Norfolk. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the north of Oconee. Norfolk has a population of 24,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Columbus. It lies just east of Oconee and has a population of 23,100 people.

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

Community   2017
Albion   [Map]   1,613   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Aurora   [Map]   4,488   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Battle Creek   [Map]   1,201   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Central City   [Map]   2,920   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
David City   [Map]   2,823   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Fullerton   [Map]   1,262   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,359   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
North Bend   [Map]   1,256   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Pierce   [Map]   1,729   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Schuyler   [Map]   6,212   E   23 miles [37 km]
Seward   [Map]   7,181   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Stanton   [Map]   1,522   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Wahoo   [Map]   4,471   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
West Point   [Map]   3,340   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
York   [Map]   7,862   S   41 miles [66 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Bellwood   [Map]   418   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Carriage House Estates   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cornlea   [Map]   36   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Creston   [Map]   203   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Duncan   [Map]   363   S   5 miles [8 km]
Genoa   [Map]   956   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Humphrey   [Map]   806   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Krakow   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Monroe   [Map]   286   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Platte Center   [Map]   335   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Richland   [Map]   70   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Rosenburg   [Map]   ---   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Sheldonville   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Silver Creek   [Map]   363   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Tarnov   [Map]   46   N   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Platte County ...

Oconee is located in Platte County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Platte County: Boone, Butler, Colfax, Madison, Merrick, Nance & Polk.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oconee ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Columbus Muni. (ICAO: KOLU)   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Genoa Muni. (FAA ID: 97Y)   [Map]   WSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Stromsburg Muni.   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
David City Muni. (FAA ID: 93Y)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 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 Oconee.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Oconee. 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   84 miles [135.2 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   E   199 miles [320.3 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   SE   210 miles [338 km]
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport  (ICT/KICT)   [Map]   S   263 miles [423.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   SW   53 miles [85.3 km]
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   SE   58 miles [93.3 km]
Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]   NE   86 miles [138.4 km]
Kearney Rgnl. (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]   WSW   92 miles [148.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Columbus Muni. (ICAO: KOLU)   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Genoa Muni. (FAA ID: 97Y)   [Map]   WSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Stromsburg Muni.   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
David City Muni. (FAA ID: 93Y)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 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
Albion Muni.   (ICAO: KBVN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Karl Stefan Meml.   (OFK/KOFK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
York Muni.   (ICAO: KJYR)   [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
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport   (ICT/KICT)   [Map]
  Website for Wichita Mid-Continent 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
Sioux Gateway Airport   (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]
  Website for Sioux Gateway Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kearney Rgnl.   (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Columbus Muni.   (ICAO: KOLU)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Nebraska

About Platte County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Platte 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 Oconee.

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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- Oconee) 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 Oconee. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oconee

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oconee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4697, Longitude: -97.5193     [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 Oconee), 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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