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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Osceola ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lincoln. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the southeast of Osceola. Lincoln has a population of 285,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Grand Island. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the southwest of Osceola and has a population of 51,400 people.

For comparison, Osceola has a population of 870 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Osceola and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Albion   [Map]   1,613   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Aurora   [Map]   4,488   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Central City   [Map]   2,920   W   23 miles [37 km]
Columbus   [Map]   23,128   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Crete   [Map]   7,160   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
David City   [Map]   2,823   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Geneva   [Map]   2,122   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,359   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Milford   [Map]   2,080   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Paul   [Map]   2,342   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Schuyler   [Map]   6,212   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Seward   [Map]   7,181   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Sutton   [Map]   1,429   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Wahoo   [Map]   4,471   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
York   [Map]   7,862   S   21 miles [33.8 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Arborville   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Benedict   [Map]   232   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Clarks   [Map]   354   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Duncan   [Map]   363   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Gresham   [Map]   217   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hordville   [Map]   146   W   18 miles [29 km]
Krakow   [Map]   ---   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Millerton   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Polk   [Map]   315   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rising City   [Map]   356   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Shelby   [Map]   707   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Silver Creek   [Map]   363   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Stromsburg   [Map]   1,158   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Surprise   [Map]   41   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Thayer   [Map]   61   S   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Polk County ...

Osceola is located in Polk County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Polk County: Butler, Hamilton, Merrick, Platte, Seward & York.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Osceola ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Osceola ...

Looking for more information about Osceola? 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 Osceola, 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 Osceola.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Osceola


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 Osceola ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Stromsburg Muni.   [Map]   SSW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Genoa Muni. (FAA ID: 97Y)   [Map]   NNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
York Muni. (ICAO: KJYR)   [Map]   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Columbus Muni. (ICAO: KOLU)   [Map]   NNE   21 miles [33.8 km]
David City Muni. (FAA ID: 93Y)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Central City Muni. (FAA ID: 07K)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Aurora Muni. (ICAO: KAUH)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Seward Muni. (FAA ID: SWT)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 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 Osceola.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Osceola. 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   86 miles [138.4 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   SE   197 miles [317 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   E   202 miles [325.1 km]
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport  (ICT/KICT)   [Map]   S   243 miles [391.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   WSW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   ESE   46 miles [74 km]
Kearney Rgnl. (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]   WSW   82 miles [132 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Stromsburg Muni.   [Map]   SSW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Genoa Muni. (FAA ID: 97Y)   [Map]   NNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
York Muni. (ICAO: KJYR)   [Map]   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Columbus Muni. (ICAO: KOLU)   [Map]   NNE   21 miles [33.8 km]
David City Muni. (FAA ID: 93Y)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Central City Muni. (FAA ID: 07K)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Aurora Muni. (ICAO: KAUH)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Seward Muni. (FAA ID: SWT)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 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
 
York Muni.   (ICAO: KJYR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus Muni.   (ICAO: KOLU)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Aurora Muni.   (ICAO: KAUH)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Harvard State Airport   (ICAO: K08K)   [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
 
Crete Muni.   (ICAO: KCEK)   [Map]
  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
 
Lincoln Airport   (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]
  Website for Lincoln Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kearney Rgnl.   (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]
  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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Polk County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Osceola: www.osceolanebraska.com/

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 Osceola.

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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- Osceola) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Osceola. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1774, Longitude: -97.5481     [Map].

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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 Osceola), 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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