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The location of Ogallala









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Ogallala ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is North Platte. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the east of Ogallala. North Platte has a population of 23,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Holyoke (CO). It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the southwest of Ogallala and has a population of 2,200 people.

For comparison, Ogallala has a population of 4,500 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 Ogallala and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Julesburg (CO)   [Map]   1,201   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Ovid (CO)   [Map]   314   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Big Springs   [Map]   390   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Brule   [Map]   311   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Chappell   [Map]   900   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Grant   [Map]   1,120   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hershey   [Map]   662   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Imperial   [Map]   2,062   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Lewellen   [Map]   211   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Lodgepole   [Map]   301   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Madrid   [Map]   232   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Oshkosh   [Map]   814   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Paxton   [Map]   497   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Sutherland   [Map]   1,346   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Wallace   [Map]   349   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Amherst (CO)   [Map]   ---   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Arthur   [Map]   116   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Belmar   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Brandon   [Map]   ---   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Bucktail   [Map]   ---   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Dickens   [Map]   ---   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Elsie   [Map]   106   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Grainton   [Map]   ---   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Keystone   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lamar   [Map]   23   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lemoyne   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Megeath   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Roscoe   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Sarben   [Map]   ---   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Venango   [Map]   162   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Keith County ...

Ogallala is located in Keith County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Keith County: Sedgwick (CO), Arthur, Deuel, Garden, Lincoln, McPherson & Perkins.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ogallala ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ogallala ...

Looking for more information about Ogallala? 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 Ogallala, 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 Ogallala.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Ogallala


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 Ogallala ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Searle Fld. (ICAO: KOGA)   [Map]   WSW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Grant Muni. (FAA ID: GGF)   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Arthur Muni. (FAA ID: 38V)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Julesburg Muni. (FAA ID: 7V8)   [Map]   WSW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Wallace Muni. (FAA ID: 64V)   [Map]   SE   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 Ogallala.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Ogallala. 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
Denver Intl.  (DEN/KDEN)   [Map]   WSW   178 miles [286.5 km]
City of Colorado Springs Muni.  (COS/KCOS)   [Map]   SW   224 miles [360.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
North Platte Rgnl.  (LBF/KLBF)   [Map]   E   53 miles [85.3 km]
Alliance Muni. (AIA/KAIA)   [Map]   NW   84 miles [135.2 km]
McCook Rgnl.  (MCK/KMCK)   [Map]   SE   86 miles [138.4 km]
Western Nebraska Rgnl.  (BFF/KBFF)   [Map]   WNW   109 miles [175.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Searle Fld. (ICAO: KOGA)   [Map]   WSW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Grant Muni. (FAA ID: GGF)   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Arthur Muni. (FAA ID: 38V)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Julesburg Muni. (FAA ID: 7V8)   [Map]   WSW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Wallace Muni. (FAA ID: 64V)   [Map]   SE   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.

Denver Intl.   (DEN/KDEN)   [Map]
  Website for Denver International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
City of Colorado Springs Muni.   (COS/KCOS)   [Map]
  Website for City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Imperial Muni.   (ICAO: KIML)   [Map]
  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
 
Alliance Muni.   (AIA/KAIA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McCook Rgnl.   (MCK/KMCK)   [Map]
  Website for McCook Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Western Nebraska Rgnl.   (BFF/KBFF)   [Map]
  Website for Western Nebraska Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Searle Fld.   (ICAO: KOGA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Keith County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ogallala: www.ogallala-ne.gov/

The official website for Keith County: www.co.keith.ne.us/

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 Ogallala.

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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 drawn from Point A (ie- Ogallala) 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 Ogallala. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ogallala

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ogallala. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1294, Longitude: -101.7208     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ogallala 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 Ogallala), 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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