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Petersburg, Nebraska

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The location of Petersburg

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Petersburg ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Norfolk. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the east of Petersburg. Norfolk has a population of 24,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Columbus. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the southeast of Petersburg and has a population of 23,100 people.

For comparison, Petersburg has a population of 320 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 going to drive.<2>

Community   2017
Albion   [Map]   1,613   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Battle Creek   [Map]   1,201   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Creighton   [Map]   1,102   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Fullerton   [Map]   1,262   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Genoa   [Map]   956   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Humphrey   [Map]   806   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,359   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Neligh   [Map]   1,516   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
O'Neill   [Map]   3,635   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Ord   [Map]   2,103   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Pierce   [Map]   1,729   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Plainview   [Map]   1,196   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saint Paul   [Map]   2,342   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Stanton   [Map]   1,522   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Tilden   [Map]   932   NE   18 miles [29 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Boone   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Cedar Rapids   [Map]   371   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Clearwater   [Map]   405   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Deloit   [Map]   ---   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Elgin   [Map]   622   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Emerick   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Knievels Corner   [Map]   ---   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Lindsay   [Map]   257   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Meadow Grove   [Map]   293   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Newman Grove   [Map]   717   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Oakdale   [Map]   297   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Primrose   [Map]   60   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Rosenburg   [Map]   ---   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Spalding   [Map]   448   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Vorhees   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Boone County ...

Petersburg is located in Boone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Boone County: Antelope, Greeley, Madison, Nance, Platte & Wheeler.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Petersburg ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Petersburg ...

Looking for more information about Petersburg? 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 Petersburg, 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 Petersburg.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Petersburg

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 Petersburg ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Albion Muni. (ICAO: KBVN)   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Antelope Co. Airport (ICAO: K4V9)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Cedar Rapids Muni.   [Map]   SSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Greeley Muni. (FAA ID: 99Y)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Karl Stefan Meml. (OFK/KOFK)   [Map]   ENE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Genoa Muni. (FAA ID: 97Y)   [Map]   SSE   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 Petersburg.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Petersburg. 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]   ESE   119 miles [191.5 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   E   228 miles [366.9 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   SE   249 miles [400.7 km]
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport  (ICT/KICT)   [Map]   S   292 miles [469.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   SSW   62 miles [99.8 km]
Kearney Rgnl. (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]   SSW   91 miles [146.5 km]
Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]   ENE   94 miles [151.3 km]
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   SE   97 miles [156.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Albion Muni. (ICAO: KBVN)   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Antelope Co. Airport (ICAO: K4V9)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Cedar Rapids Muni.   [Map]   SSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Greeley Muni. (FAA ID: 99Y)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Karl Stefan Meml. (OFK/KOFK)   [Map]   ENE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Genoa Muni. (FAA ID: 97Y)   [Map]   SSE   36 miles [57.9 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
Des Moines Intl.   (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]
  Website for Des Moines International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Karl Stefan Meml.   (OFK/KOFK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Evelyn Sharp Fld.   (ICAO: KODX)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Columbus Muni.   (ICAO: KOLU)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
The O'Neill Muni.   (ICAO: KONL)   [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
Cram Fld.   (ICAO: KBUB)   [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
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
Lincoln Airport   (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]
  Website for Lincoln Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Albion Muni.   (ICAO: KBVN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Antelope Co. Airport   (ICAO: K4V9)   [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 Petersburg. 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 Petersburg.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Petersburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8536, Longitude: -98.0811     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Petersburg 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 Petersburg), 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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