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The location of Palmer









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Palmer ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Grand Island. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the south of Palmer. Grand Island has a population of 51,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hastings. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the south of Palmer and has a population of 25,000 people.

For comparison, Palmer has a population of 480 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 Palmer and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Albion   [Map]   1,613   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Aurora   [Map]   4,488   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Central City   [Map]   2,920   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Columbus   [Map]   23,128   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Fullerton   [Map]   1,262   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Gibbon   [Map]   1,890   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
North Loup City   [Map]   ---   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Ord   [Map]   2,103   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Ravenna   [Map]   1,373   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Saint Paul   [Map]   2,342   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Shelton   [Map]   1,061   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Stromsburg   [Map]   1,158   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Sutton   [Map]   1,429   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Wood River   [Map]   1,350   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
York   [Map]   7,862   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Archer   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Belgrade   [Map]   117   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Brayton   [Map]   ---   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Chapman   [Map]   291   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Clarks   [Map]   354   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Cushing   [Map]   33   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Dannebrog   [Map]   300   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Elba   [Map]   224   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Farwell   [Map]   120   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hord   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Marquette   [Map]   232   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Overland   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Saint Libory   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Wolbach   [Map]   257   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Worms   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Merrick County ...

Palmer is located in Merrick County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Merrick County: Hall, Hamilton, Howard, Nance, Platte & Polk.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Palmer ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Palmer ...

Looking for more information about Palmer? 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 Palmer, 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 Palmer.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Palmer


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 Palmer ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Central City Muni. (FAA ID: 07K)   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Cedar Rapids Muni.   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
Aurora Muni. (ICAO: KAUH)   [Map]   SSE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Greeley Muni. (FAA ID: 99Y)   [Map]   NNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Genoa Muni. (FAA ID: 97Y)   [Map]   ENE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Stromsburg Muni.   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Albion Muni. (ICAO: KBVN)   [Map]   NNE   36 miles [57.9 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 Palmer.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Palmer. 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   122 miles [196.3 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   SE   229 miles [368.5 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   E   239 miles [384.6 km]
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport  (ICT/KICT)   [Map]   S   250 miles [402.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Kearney Rgnl. (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]   SW   51 miles [82.1 km]
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   ESE   82 miles [132 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Central City Muni. (FAA ID: 07K)   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cedar Rapids Muni.   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
Aurora Muni. (ICAO: KAUH)   [Map]   SSE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Greeley Muni. (FAA ID: 99Y)   [Map]   NNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Genoa Muni. (FAA ID: 97Y)   [Map]   ENE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Stromsburg Muni.   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Albion Muni. (ICAO: KBVN)   [Map]   NNE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Loup City Muni. (FAA ID: 0F4)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 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
 
Albion Muni.   (ICAO: KBVN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Harvard State Airport   (ICAO: K08K)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
York Muni.   (ICAO: KJYR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hastings Muni.   (HSI/KHSI)   [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
 
Lincoln Airport   (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]
  Website for Lincoln Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Aurora Muni.   (ICAO: KAUH)   [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 Palmer. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Palmer.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Palmer) 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 Palmer. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Palmer

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palmer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2224, Longitude: -98.2598     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Palmer 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 Palmer), 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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