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Odessa, Nebraska

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The location of Odessa

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Odessa ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Grand Island. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the east of Odessa. Grand Island has a population of 51,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Kearney. It lies just east of Odessa 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 starting from Odessa and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2017
Alma   [Map]   1,169   S   41 miles [66 km]
Arapahoe   [Map]   992   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Cozad   [Map]   3,815   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Gibbon   [Map]   1,890   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Gothenburg   [Map]   3,472   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Hastings   [Map]   24,989   E   46 miles [74 km]
Holdrege   [Map]   5,439   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Kenesaw   [Map]   970   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lexington   [Map]   10,024   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Loup City   [Map]   1,009   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Minden   [Map]   2,973   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
North Loup City   [Map]   ---   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Ravenna   [Map]   1,373   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Shelton   [Map]   1,061   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Wood River   [Map]   1,350   E   35 miles [56.3 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Amherst   [Map]   253   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Axtell   [Map]   743   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bertrand   [Map]   711   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Buda   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Elm Creek   [Map]   955   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Funk   [Map]   185   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Loomis   [Map]   376   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Miller   [Map]   135   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Overton   [Map]   570   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Pleasanton   [Map]   347   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Prairie Center   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Riverdale   [Map]   182   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Sartoria   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Sumner   [Map]   225   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Westmark   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

Buffalo County ...

Odessa is located in Buffalo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Buffalo County: Adams, Custer, Dawson, Hall, Howard, Kearney, Phelps & Sherman.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Odessa ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Odessa ...

Looking for more information about Odessa? 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 Odessa, 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 Odessa.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Odessa

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 Odessa ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Kearney Rgnl. (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Brewster Fld. (ICAO: KHDE)   [Map]   SSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Pioneer Village Fld. (FAA ID: 0V3)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Jim Kelly Fld. (ICAO: KLXN)   [Map]   WNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Oxford Muni.   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 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 Odessa.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Odessa. 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   180 miles [289.7 km]
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport  (ICT/KICT)   [Map]   SSE   232 miles [373.4 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   ESE   259 miles [416.8 km]
Denver Intl.  (DEN/KDEN)   [Map]   W   291 miles [468.3 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   ENE   296 miles [476.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Kearney Rgnl. (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   ENE   52 miles [83.7 km]
McCook Rgnl.  (MCK/KMCK)   [Map]   WSW   78 miles [125.5 km]
North Platte Rgnl.  (LBF/KLBF)   [Map]   WNW   80 miles [128.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Brewster Fld. (ICAO: KHDE)   [Map]   SSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Pioneer Village Fld. (FAA ID: 0V3)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Jim Kelly Fld. (ICAO: KLXN)   [Map]   WNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Oxford Muni.   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 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
Cozad Muni.   (ICAO: KCZD)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hastings Muni.   (HSI/KHSI)   [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
Denver Intl.   (DEN/KDEN)   [Map]
  Website for Denver International Airport
  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
Brewster Fld.   (ICAO: KHDE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nebraska

About Buffalo County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Buffalo 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 Odessa.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Odessa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7017, Longitude: -99.2568     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Odessa 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 Odessa), 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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