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Orleans, Nebraska

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The location of Orleans

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Orleans ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Kearney. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the northeast of Orleans. Kearney has a population of 33,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lexington. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the north of Orleans and has a population of 10,000 people.

For comparison, Orleans has a population of 380 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
Norton (KS)   [Map]   2,775   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Phillipsburg (KS)   [Map]   2,512   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Smith Center (KS)   [Map]   1,610   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Stockton (KS)   [Map]   1,290   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Alma   [Map]   1,169   E   5 miles [8 km]
Arapahoe   [Map]   992   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Axtell   [Map]   743   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Bertrand   [Map]   711   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Cambridge   [Map]   1,040   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Elm Creek   [Map]   955   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin   [Map]   919   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Holdrege   [Map]   5,439   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Minden   [Map]   2,973   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Oxford   [Map]   754   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Red Cloud   [Map]   925   E   49 miles [78.9 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Almena (KS)   [Map]   386   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Long Island (KS)   [Map]   124   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Prairie View (KS)   [Map]   124   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Atlanta   [Map]   131   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Beaver City   [Map]   577   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bloomington   [Map]   98   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Edison   [Map]   127   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Flynn Junction   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hollinger   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Huntley   [Map]   44   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Mascot   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Naponee   [Map]   100   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Ragan   [Map]   38   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Republican City   [Map]   157   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Stamford   [Map]   182   W   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Harlan County ...

Orleans is located in Harlan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Harlan County: Norton (KS), Phillips (KS), Franklin, Furnas, Kearney & Phelps.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Orleans ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Orleans ...

Looking for more information about Orleans? 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 Orleans, 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 Orleans.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Orleans

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 Orleans ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Alma Muni. (FAA ID: 4D9)   [Map]   ESE   5 miles [8 km]
Republican City Muni.   [Map]   ESE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Oxford Muni.   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Brewster Fld. (ICAO: KHDE)   [Map]   NNE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Arapahoe Muni. (FAA ID: 37V)   [Map]   WNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Phillipsburg Muni. (ICAO: KPHG)   [Map]   SSE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Norton Muni. (ICAO: KNRN)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 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 Orleans.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Orleans. 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
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport  (ICT/KICT)   [Map]   SSE   202 miles [325.1 km]
Eppley Airfield  (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]   ENE   203 miles [326.7 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   ESE   258 miles [415.2 km]
Denver Intl.  (DEN/KDEN)   [Map]   W   276 miles [444.2 km]
City of Colorado Springs Muni.  (COS/KCOS)   [Map]   WSW   294 miles [473.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Kearney Rgnl. (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]   NNE   47 miles [75.6 km]
McCook Rgnl.  (MCK/KMCK)   [Map]   W   60 miles [96.6 km]
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   NE   83 miles [133.6 km]
Hays Rgnl.  (HYS/KHYS)   [Map]   S   89 miles [143.2 km]
North Platte Rgnl.  (LBF/KLBF)   [Map]   NW   94 miles [151.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Alma Muni. (FAA ID: 4D9)   [Map]   ESE   5 miles [8 km]
Republican City Muni.   [Map]   ESE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Oxford Muni.   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Brewster Fld. (ICAO: KHDE)   [Map]   NNE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Arapahoe Muni. (FAA ID: 37V)   [Map]   WNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Phillipsburg Muni. (ICAO: KPHG)   [Map]   SSE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Norton Muni. (ICAO: KNRN)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 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.

Wichita Mid-Continent Airport   (ICT/KICT)   [Map]
  Website for Wichita Mid-Continent Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Eppley Airfield   (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]
  Website for Eppley Airfield
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Brewster Fld.   (ICAO: KHDE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Phillipsburg Muni.   (ICAO: KPHG)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Norton Muni.   (ICAO: KNRN)   [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
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
Kearney Rgnl.   (EAR/KEAR)   [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
Central Nebraska Rgnl.   (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]
  Website for Central Nebraska Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Hays Rgnl.   (HYS/KHYS)   [Map]
  Website for Hays Regional Airport
  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

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Orleans.

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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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Orleans) 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 Orleans. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Orleans

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orleans. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1317, Longitude: -99.4551     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Orleans 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 Orleans), 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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