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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Olean ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Fremont. It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the southeast of Olean. Fremont has a population of 26,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Norfolk. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the northwest of Olean and has a population of 24,400 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 Olean and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Onawa (IA)   [Map]   2,809   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Bennington   [Map]   1,523   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Blair   [Map]   8,091   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Columbus   [Map]   23,128   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
David City   [Map]   2,823   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Elkhorn   [Map]   ---   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,359   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Pierce   [Map]   1,729   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Schuyler   [Map]   6,212   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Stanton   [Map]   1,522   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Tekamah   [Map]   1,723   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Valley   [Map]   2,271   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Wahoo   [Map]   4,471   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wayne   [Map]   5,494   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
West Point   [Map]   3,340   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Aloys   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Beemer   [Map]   662   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Clarkson   [Map]   631   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Creston   [Map]   203   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Crowell   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dodge   [Map]   597   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Howells   [Map]   552   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Leigh   [Map]   412   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Monterey   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
North Bend   [Map]   1,256   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Pilger   [Map]   365   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Rogers   [Map]   91   S   18 miles [29 km]
Scribner   [Map]   821   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Snyder   [Map]   291   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Wisner   [Map]   1,180   N   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Colfax County ...

Olean is located in Colfax County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colfax County: Butler, Cuming, Dodge, Platte, Saunders & Stanton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Olean ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Scribner State Airport (FAA ID: SCB)   [Map]   ESE   18 miles [29 km]
Columbus Muni. (ICAO: KOLU)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Pender Muni. (FAA ID: 0C4)   [Map]   NNE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Fremont Muni. (ICAO: KFET)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Karl Stefan Meml. (OFK/KOFK)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Wayne Muni. (ICAO: KLCG)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
David City Muni. (FAA ID: 93Y)   [Map]   SSW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Wahoo Muni. (FAA ID: AHQ)   [Map]   SSE   38 miles [61.2 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 Olean.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Olean. 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]   ESE   62 miles [99.8 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   E   169 miles [272 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   SE   205 miles [329.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]   NNE   54 miles [86.9 km]
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   S   61 miles [98.2 km]
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   SW   88 miles [141.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Scribner State Airport (FAA ID: SCB)   [Map]   ESE   18 miles [29 km]
Columbus Muni. (ICAO: KOLU)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Pender Muni. (FAA ID: 0C4)   [Map]   NNE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Fremont Muni. (ICAO: KFET)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Karl Stefan Meml. (OFK/KOFK)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Wayne Muni. (ICAO: KLCG)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
David City Muni. (FAA ID: 93Y)   [Map]   SSW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Wahoo Muni. (FAA ID: AHQ)   [Map]   SSE   38 miles [61.2 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
 
Karl Stefan Meml.   (OFK/KOFK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wayne Muni.   (ICAO: KLCG)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tekamah Muni.   (ICAO: KTQE)   [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
 
Columbus Muni.   (ICAO: KOLU)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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About Colfax County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Colfax County: www.colfaxcounty.ne.gov/

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 Olean.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Olean) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Olean. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7361, Longitude: -96.9453     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Olean 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 Olean), 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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