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The location of Platte Center









Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Platte Center.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Platte Center ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Norfolk. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the north of Platte Center. Norfolk has a population of 24,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Columbus. It lies just southeast of Platte Center and has a population of 23,100 people.

For comparison, Platte Center has a population of 340 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 from Platte Center and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Albion   [Map]   1,613   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Battle Creek   [Map]   1,201   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Central City   [Map]   2,920   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
David City   [Map]   2,823   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Fullerton   [Map]   1,262   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,359   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Neligh   [Map]   1,516   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
North Bend   [Map]   1,256   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Pierce   [Map]   1,729   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Schuyler   [Map]   6,212   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Seward   [Map]   7,181   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Stanton   [Map]   1,522   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Wahoo   [Map]   4,471   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
West Point   [Map]   3,340   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
York   [Map]   7,862   S   46 miles [74 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Carriage House Estates   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cornlea   [Map]   36   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Creston   [Map]   203   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Duncan   [Map]   363   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Genoa   [Map]   956   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Humphrey   [Map]   806   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Krakow   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lindsay   [Map]   257   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Monroe   [Map]   286   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Oconee   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Richland   [Map]   70   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Rosenburg   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Saint Bernard   [Map]   ---   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Sheldonville   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Tarnov   [Map]   46   N   5 miles [8 km]

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

Platte County ...

Platte Center is located in Platte County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Platte County: Boone, Butler, Colfax, Madison, Merrick, Nance & Polk.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Platte Center ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Platte Center ...

Looking for more information about Platte Center? 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 Platte Center, 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 Platte Center.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Platte Center


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 Platte Center ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Columbus Muni. (ICAO: KOLU)   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Genoa Muni. (FAA ID: 97Y)   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Stromsburg Muni.   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
David City Muni. (FAA ID: 93Y)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Karl Stefan Meml. (OFK/KOFK)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Albion Muni. (ICAO: KBVN)   [Map]   WNW   32 miles [51.5 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 Platte Center.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Platte Center. 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   84 miles [135.2 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   E   197 miles [317 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   SE   212 miles [341.2 km]
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport  (ICT/KICT)   [Map]   S   268 miles [431.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   SW   58 miles [93.3 km]
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   SE   60 miles [96.6 km]
Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]   NE   82 miles [132 km]
Kearney Rgnl. (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]   SW   96 miles [154.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Columbus Muni. (ICAO: KOLU)   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Genoa Muni. (FAA ID: 97Y)   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Stromsburg Muni.   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
David City Muni. (FAA ID: 93Y)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Karl Stefan Meml. (OFK/KOFK)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Albion Muni. (ICAO: KBVN)   [Map]   WNW   32 miles [51.5 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
 
Albion Muni.   (ICAO: KBVN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
York Muni.   (ICAO: KJYR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Antelope Co. Airport   (ICAO: K4V9)   [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
 
Fremont Muni.   (ICAO: KFET)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Aurora Muni.   (ICAO: KAUH)   [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
 
Sioux Gateway Airport   (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]
  Website for Sioux Gateway Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kearney Rgnl.   (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus Muni.   (ICAO: KOLU)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nebraska

About Platte County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Platte County: www.plattecounty.net/

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 Platte Center.

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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 drawn from Point A (ie- Platte Center) 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 Platte Center. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Platte Center

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Platte Center. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5374, Longitude: -97.4885     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Platte Center 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 Platte Center), 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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