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Olean, Nebraska
(Valley County)

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The location of Olean

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 Grand Island. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the southeast of Olean. Grand Island has a population of 51,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Broken Bow. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the west of Olean and has a population of 3,500 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 and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2017
Albion   [Map]   1,613   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Alda   [Map]   660   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Burwell   [Map]   1,191   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Cairo   [Map]   796   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Elgin   [Map]   622   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Fullerton   [Map]   1,262   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Loup City   [Map]   1,009   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
North Loup City   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Ord   [Map]   2,103   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Palmer   [Map]   477   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Ravenna   [Map]   1,373   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saint Edward   [Map]   681   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Saint Paul   [Map]   2,342   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Sargent   [Map]   506   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Spalding   [Map]   448   E   24 miles [38.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Arcadia   [Map]   307   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Ashton   [Map]   189   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Brayton   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Comstock   [Map]   90   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Cotesfield   [Map]   48   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Dannevirke   [Map]   ---   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Elba   [Map]   224   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Elyria   [Map]   50   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ericson   [Map]   94   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Greeley Center   [Map]   434   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Greeley   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
North Loup   [Map]   293   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Scotia   [Map]   291   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Wescott   [Map]   ---   W   23 miles [37 km]
Wolbach   [Map]   257   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]

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

Valley County ...

Olean is located in Valley County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Valley County: Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Howard, Loup, Sherman & Wheeler.

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
Evelyn Sharp Fld. (ICAO: KODX)   [Map]   WNW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Greeley Muni. (FAA ID: 99Y)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Loup City Muni. (FAA ID: 0F4)   [Map]   SSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Cram Fld. (ICAO: KBUB)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Sargent Muni.  (FAA ID: 09K)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 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]   E   151 miles [243 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   SE   265 miles [426.5 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   E   265 miles [426.5 km]
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport  (ICT/KICT)   [Map]   SSE   279 miles [449 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   SSE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Kearney Rgnl. (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]   S   58 miles [93.3 km]
North Platte Rgnl.  (LBF/KLBF)   [Map]   WSW   101 miles [162.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Evelyn Sharp Fld. (ICAO: KODX)   [Map]   WNW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Greeley Muni. (FAA ID: 99Y)   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Loup City Muni. (FAA ID: 0F4)   [Map]   SSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Cram Fld. (ICAO: KBUB)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Sargent Muni.  (FAA ID: 09K)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 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
Kansas City Intl.   (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]
  Website for Kansas City International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Cram Fld.   (ICAO: KBUB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Albion Muni.   (ICAO: KBVN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Broken Bow Muni.   (ICAO: KBBW)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Antelope Co. Airport   (ICAO: K4V9)   [Map]
  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
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport   (ICT/KICT)   [Map]
  Website for Wichita Mid-Continent 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
Kearney Rgnl.   (EAR/KEAR)   [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
Lincoln Airport   (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]
  Website for Lincoln Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Evelyn Sharp Fld.   (ICAO: KODX)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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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 Valley 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 Olean.

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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 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: 41.5608, Longitude: -98.8076     [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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