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Welcome to Olean ...

Olean is located in Colfax County.

The location of Olean has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Olean refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Oleander<2>

Olean is 1,530 feet [466 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Olean lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Olean: (402) and (531)<4>

Communities near Olean ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Olean and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Population
DirDistance
Beemer   [Map]   662   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Clarkson   [Map]   631   W   9 miles [14.5 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]
Pilger   [Map]   365   N   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Olean.

Communities Also Named Olean ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Nebraska communities named Olean: This one is located in Colfax County and the other is located in Valley County.

Beyond Nebraska, there are 5 communities that are also named Olean - they are located in Indiana, Missouri, New York and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Olean.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Olean. If available, we provide a satellite 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.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Olean.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Olean:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Olean ...

Looking for more information about Olean? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Olean? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Olean, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Olean.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Nebraska

About Colfax County

About Nebraska

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>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Olean refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Olean may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Olean - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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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<6>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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