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Nearest Communities to Omaha, By-County ...

The purpose of this page is to identify those communities that are closest to Omaha, on a County-by-County basis. To explain further, let's use the example from the Genealogy Helper Page for Omaha:

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small city in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

When doing our research, we make it a practice to expand our search by looking in neighboring counties in addition to the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't checked the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Omaha and not the distance if you drove it.<1>

If you're researching your genealogy, we hope that the following following information helps.



Omaha is located in Douglas County and is the County Seat.

The following 5 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Douglas County: Pottawattamie (IA), Dodge, Sarpy, Saunders & Washington.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 210 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Omaha. Of these communities, 184 are located in counties other than Douglas County.

We usually exclude communities when we still need to verify their location,<2> but for the purpose of this page, we have included the unverified ('unver') and historic ('hist') communities.

After starting with the home county for Omaha (which is Douglas County), we list the counties in alphabetical order and for each of those counties, the closest communities are listed in order of their distance from Omaha. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Burt CountySarpy CountyMills County (IA)
Cass CountySaunders CountyMontgomery County (IA)
Dodge CountyWashington CountyPottawattamie County (IA)
Lancaster CountyFremont County (IA)Shelby County (IA)
Otoe CountyHarrison County (IA) 


Douglas County     (The county where Omaha resides)
 
County Website: www.co.douglas.ne.us/
County Seat for Douglas:   Omaha
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Douglas County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Debolt (Unver)     [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Irvington (Unver)     [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Ralston     [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
South Omaha (Unver)     [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Garden Valley Courts (Unver)     [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
Maplewood Estates (Unver)     [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
Boys Town     [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
Green Meadows (Unver)     [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
East Omaha (Unver)     [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Briggs (Unver)     [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Beechwood (Unver)     [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Home Park     [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Millard     [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lane (Unver)     [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Omaha Regency (Unver)     [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bennington     [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Elkhorn     [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Skyline (Unver)     [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Waterloo     [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Elk City     [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
King Lake     [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rellers Park (Unver)     [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lake Platte View (Unver)     [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Valley     [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Venice     [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mercer (Unver)     [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
 

Burt County
 
County Seat for Burt:   Tekamah
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Burt County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Tekamah     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Argo (Hist)     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Craig     [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Cass County
 
County Website: www.cassne.org/
County Seat for Cass:   Plattsmouth
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cass County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Cullom     [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cedar Creek     [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Oreapolis (Unver)     [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Plattsmouth     [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Louisville     [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Mynard (Unver)     [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
South Bend     [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Manley     [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Murray     [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Rock Bluff     [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Todd (Unver)     [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Murdock     [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Kanosha (Hist)     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Weeping Water     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Wabash     [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Nehawka     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Greenwood     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Union     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Avoca     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Alvo     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Elmwood     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Eagle     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
 

Dodge County
 
County Website: www.dodgecounty.ne.gov/
County Seat for Dodge:   Fremont
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dodge County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Paradise Estates (Unver)     [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Fremont     [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Inglewood     [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Fontanelle     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Nickerson     [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Telbasta     [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Ames     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Winslow     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Hooper     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
 

Lancaster County
 
County Website: www.lancaster.ne.gov/
County Seat for Lancaster:   Lincoln
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lancaster County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Waverly     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Prairie Home (Unver)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Davey     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Marian Center (Unver)     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Otoe County
 
County Website: www.co.otoe.ne.us/
County Seat for Otoe:   Nebraska City
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Otoe County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Wyoming     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Otoe     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Dunbar     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Sarpy County
 
County Website: www.sarpy.com/
County Seat for Sarpy:   Papillion
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sarpy County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
La Vista     [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
Portal (Unver)     [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Papillion     [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Rumsey (Unver)     [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Avery (Unver)     [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Gilmore Junction (Unver)     [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Gilmore (Unver)     [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Chalco     [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Capehart (Unver)     [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bellevue     [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Richfield     [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Fort Crook (Unver)     [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Fairview (Hist)     [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Paradise Park (Unver)     [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
La Platte     [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Gretna     [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Springfield     [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Melia (Unver)     [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Plattford (Hist)     [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Meadow (Unver)     [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Beacon View (Unver)     [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Linoma Beach     [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
 

Saunders County
 
County Website: www.co.saunders.ne.us/
County Seat for Saunders:   Wahoo
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saunders County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Wann     [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
Yutan     [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Riverside (Unver)     [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Abel (Unver)     [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Leshara     [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Ashland     [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Memphis     [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Mead     [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Woodcliff (Unver)     [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Ithaca     [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Colon     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Cedar Bluffs     [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Wahoo     [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Swedeburg (Unver)     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Ceresco     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Malmo     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Weston     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Morse Bluff     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Prague     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Washington County
 
County Website: www.co.washington.ne.us/
County Seat for Washington:   Blair
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Nashville (Unver)     [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Fort Calhoun     [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Washington     [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
De Soto (Hist)     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Kennard     [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Blair     [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Arlington     [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Orum (Unver)     [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
Herman     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Admah (Hist)     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
 

Fremont County (IA)
 
County Website: www.co.fremont.ia.us/
County Seat for Fremont:   Sidney (IA)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fremont County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Bartlett (IA)     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Tabor (IA)     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
McPaul (IA)     [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Thurman (IA)     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Eureka (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Randolph (IA)     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Percival (IA)     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Anderson (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Imogene (IA)     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Sidney (IA)     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Harrison County (IA)
 
County Website: www.harrisoncountyia.org/
County Seat for Harrison:   Logan (IA)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
California Junction (IA)     [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Findley (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Missouri Valley (IA)     [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Euclid (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Beebeetown (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Modale (IA)     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Orton (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Calhoun (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Crisp (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Union Burg (IA) (Hist)     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hard Scratch (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Logan (IA)     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Yorkshire (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Magnolia (IA)     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Mondamin (IA)     [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Magill (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Persia (IA)     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Echo (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Willett (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Orson (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Woodbine (IA)     [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Little Sioux (IA)     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
River Sioux (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Allen (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pisgah (IA)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Mills County (IA)
 
County Website: www.millscoia.us/
County Seat for Mills:   Glenwood (IA)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mills County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Folsom (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hentons (IA) (Hist)     [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Mineola (IA)     [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
Pacific City (IA)     [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
Glenwood (IA)     [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Pacific Junction (IA)     [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Mills (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Silver City (IA)     [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Balfour (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
Burr Oak (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hillsdale (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Malvern (IA)     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Henderson (IA)     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hastings (IA)     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
White Cloud (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Clark (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Strahan (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Emerson (IA)     [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Solomon (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Montgomery County (IA)
 
County Seat for Montgomery:   Red Oak (IA)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Wales (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hawthorne (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
McPherson (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Pottawattamie County (IA)
 
County Website: www.pottcounty.com/
County Seat for Pottawattamie:   Council Bluffs (IA)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pottawattamie County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Carter Lake (IA)     [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
Council Bluffs (IA)     [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Clara (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Crescent (IA)     [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Chautauqua (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ascot (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Gilliatt (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Honey Creek (IA)     [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Dumfries (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Weston (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Grable (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Loveland (IA)     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
McClelland (IA)     [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Quick (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Pigeon (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Underwood (IA)     [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Peter (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Treynor (IA)     [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Bentley (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Neola (IA)     [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
York Center (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Taylor (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Minden (IA)     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Carson (IA)     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Macedonia (IA)     [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Oakland (IA)     [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Iola (IA) (Hist)     [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Hancock (IA)     [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Harlan Junction (IA) (Hist)     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Newtown (IA) (Hist)     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Avoca (IA)     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Kemling (IA) (Hist)     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Shelby County (IA)
 
County Website: www.shco.org/
County Seat for Shelby:   Harlan (IA)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Shelby (IA)     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Portsmouth (IA)     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Tennant (IA)     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Omaha. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Omaha) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Omaha. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Omaha

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Omaha. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2600, Longitude: -96.0242     [Map].

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<2>Our data comes from many sources and some sources are more dependable than others. When we add communities to our Gazetteer, we try to verify that we have the correct location for the community. We mark a community as 'Unverified' when we aren't confident about our data and want to do further checking.

We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now.

Since our Gazetteer contains over 100,000 communities, verifying everything is going to take time. If you find an error or can help us to improve our accuracy, please let us know.

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