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Oconto, Nebraska

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The location of Oconto

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Oconto ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Kearney. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the southeast of Oconto. Kearney has a population of 33,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lexington. It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the south of Oconto and has a population of 10,000 people.

For comparison, Oconto has a population of 150 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 Oconto and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Ansley   [Map]   427   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Arnold   [Map]   576   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Bertrand   [Map]   711   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Brady   [Map]   417   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Broken Bow   [Map]   3,546   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Callaway   [Map]   529   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cozad   [Map]   3,815   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Elm Creek   [Map]   955   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Elwood   [Map]   698   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gothenburg   [Map]   3,472   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Loup City   [Map]   1,009   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
North Loup City   [Map]   ---   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Overton   [Map]   570   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Ravenna   [Map]   1,373   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Sargent   [Map]   506   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Amherst   [Map]   253   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Anselmo   [Map]   140   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Berwyn   [Map]   81   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Buckeye   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Darr   [Map]   ---   S   23 miles [37 km]
Eddyville   [Map]   95   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Litchfield   [Map]   256   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mason City   [Map]   173   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Merna   [Map]   368   N   23 miles [37 km]
Miller   [Map]   135   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Sartoria   [Map]   ---   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Sumner   [Map]   225   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Weissert   [Map]   ---   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Westerville   [Map]   ---   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Willow Island   [Map]   ---   SW   23 miles [37 km]

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

Custer County ...

Oconto 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 Oconto ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oconto ...

Looking for more information about Oconto? 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 Oconto, 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 Oconto.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Oconto

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 Oconto ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Broken Bow Muni. (ICAO: KBBW)   [Map]   NNE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Cozad Muni. (ICAO: KCZD)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Jim Kelly Fld. (ICAO: KLXN)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Sargent Muni.  (FAA ID: 09K)   [Map]   NNE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Loup City Muni. (FAA ID: 0F4)   [Map]   ENE   41 miles [66 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 Oconto.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Oconto. 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   201 miles [323.5 km]
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport  (ICT/KICT)   [Map]   SSE   271 miles [436.1 km]
Denver Intl.  (DEN/KDEN)   [Map]   WSW   272 miles [437.7 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   ESE   295 miles [474.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
North Platte Rgnl.  (LBF/KLBF)   [Map]   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Kearney Rgnl. (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   E   76 miles [122.3 km]
McCook Rgnl.  (MCK/KMCK)   [Map]   SW   77 miles [123.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Broken Bow Muni. (ICAO: KBBW)   [Map]   NNE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Cozad Muni. (ICAO: KCZD)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Jim Kelly Fld. (ICAO: KLXN)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Sargent Muni.  (FAA ID: 09K)   [Map]   NNE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Loup City Muni. (FAA ID: 0F4)   [Map]   ENE   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
Jim Kelly Fld.   (ICAO: KLXN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Brewster Fld.   (ICAO: KHDE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Evelyn Sharp Fld.   (ICAO: KODX)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Cram Fld.   (ICAO: KBUB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Denver Intl.   (DEN/KDEN)   [Map]
  Website for Denver International Airport
  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
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
Cozad Muni.   (ICAO: KCZD)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Nebraska

About Custer County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oconto) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oconto. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oconto

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oconto. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1423, Longitude: -99.7621     [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 Oconto), 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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