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The location of Pella









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Pella ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lincoln. It is located about 20 miles [32 km] to the northwest of where Pella would have been located. Lincoln has a population of 285,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Papillion. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the northeast of Pella and has a population of 19,500 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Marysville (KS)   [Map]   3,271   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Ashland   [Map]   2,570   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Auburn   [Map]   3,302   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Beatrice   [Map]   12,295   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Crete   [Map]   7,160   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Elkhorn   [Map]   ---   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Fairbury   [Map]   3,707   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Gretna   [Map]   5,062   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
La Vista   [Map]   17,116   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Nebraska City   [Map]   7,313   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Plattsmouth   [Map]   6,451   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Ralston   [Map]   7,333   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Seward   [Map]   7,181   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wahoo   [Map]   4,471   N   46 miles [74 km]
Waverly   [Map]   3,838   N   24 miles [38.6 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Adams   [Map]   614   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bennet   [Map]   892   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Burr   [Map]   58   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cortland   [Map]   474   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Douglas   [Map]   178   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Firth   [Map]   577   W   5 miles [8 km]
Hallam   [Map]   240   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hickman   [Map]   2,221   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Holland   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Martell   [Map]   ---   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Palmyra   [Map]   563   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Panama   [Map]   281   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Roca   [Map]   290   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sprague   [Map]   151   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Sterling   [Map]   464   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Lancaster County ...

Pella would have been located within present day Lancaster County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lancaster County: Butler, Cass, Gage, Johnson, Otoe, Saline, Saunders & Seward.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pella ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Tecumseh Muni. (FAA ID: 0G3)   [Map]   ESE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Beatrice Muni. (BIE/KBIE)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Crete Muni. (ICAO: KCEK)   [Map]   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Wilber Muni.   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Nebraska City Muni. (ICAO: KAFK)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Pawnee City Muni. (FAA ID: 50K)   [Map]   SSE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Seward Muni. (FAA ID: SWT)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 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 Pella.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Pella. 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]   NNE   60 miles [96.6 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   SE   128 miles [206 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   ENE   162 miles [260.7 km]
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport  (ICT/KICT)   [Map]   SSW   206 miles [331.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Manhattan Rgnl.  (MHK/KMHK)   [Map]   S   97 miles [156.1 km]
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   WNW   98 miles [157.7 km]
Forbes Fld.  (FOE/KFOE)   [Map]   SSE   119 miles [191.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Tecumseh Muni. (FAA ID: 0G3)   [Map]   ESE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Beatrice Muni. (BIE/KBIE)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Crete Muni. (ICAO: KCEK)   [Map]   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Wilber Muni.   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Nebraska City Muni. (ICAO: KAFK)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Pawnee City Muni. (FAA ID: 50K)   [Map]   SSE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Seward Muni. (FAA ID: SWT)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Farington Fld. (FAA ID: K01)   [Map]   ESE   39 miles [62.8 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
 
Crete Muni.   (ICAO: KCEK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nebraska City Muni.   (ICAO: KAFK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Plattsmouth Muni.   (PMV/KPMV)   [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
 
Millard Airport   (MIQ/KMLE)   [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
 
Lincoln Airport   (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]
  Website for Lincoln Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Manhattan Rgnl.   (MHK/KMHK)   [Map]
  Website for Manhattan 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
 
Forbes Fld.   (FOE/KFOE)   [Map]
  Website for Forbes Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Beatrice Muni.   (BIE/KBIE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Lancaster County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lancaster County: www.lancaster.ne.gov/

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 Pella.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pella) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pella. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5522, Longitude: -96.5017     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pella 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 Pella), 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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