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The location of Plattford









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Plattford ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Omaha. It is located about 17 miles [27 km] to the northeast of where Plattford would have been located. Omaha has a population of 467,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lincoln. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the southwest of Plattford and has a population of 285,000 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 Plattford and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Council Bluffs (IA)   [Map]   62,316   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Glenwood (IA)   [Map]   5,312   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Shenandoah (IA)   [Map]   4,909   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Bellevue   [Map]   53,424   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Blair   [Map]   8,091   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Crete   [Map]   7,160   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Elkhorn   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fremont   [Map]   26,457   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Gretna   [Map]   5,062   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
La Vista   [Map]   17,116   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Nebraska City   [Map]   7,313   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Papillion   [Map]   19,539   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Plattsmouth   [Map]   6,451   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Ralston   [Map]   7,333   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Seward   [Map]   7,181   W   47 miles [75.6 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Ashland   [Map]   2,570   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cedar Creek   [Map]   402   E   5 miles [8 km]
Chalco   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cullom   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Linoma Beach   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Louisville   [Map]   1,261   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Manley   [Map]   167   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Memphis   [Map]   112   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Millard   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Murdock   [Map]   241   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Richfield   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
South Bend   [Map]   102   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Springfield   [Map]   1,603   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Wabash   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wann   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Sarpy County ...

Plattford would have been located within present day Sarpy County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sarpy County: Mills (IA), Pottawattamie (IA), Cass, Douglas & Saunders.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Plattford ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Millard Airport (MIQ/KMLE)   [Map]   NNE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Plattsmouth Muni. (PMV/KPMV)   [Map]   ESE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Eppley Airfield  (OMA/KOMA)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Wahoo Muni. (FAA ID: AHQ)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Blair Muni. (ICAO: KBTA)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Council Bluffs Muni. (ICAO: KCBF)   [Map]   ENE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Fremont Muni. (ICAO: KFET)   [Map]   NNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   WSW   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 Plattford.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Plattford. 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]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   ENE   136 miles [218.9 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   SSE   144 miles [231.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   WSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]   N   93 miles [149.7 km]
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   W   109 miles [175.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Millard Airport (MIQ/KMLE)   [Map]   NNE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Plattsmouth Muni. (PMV/KPMV)   [Map]   ESE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Wahoo Muni. (FAA ID: AHQ)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Blair Muni. (ICAO: KBTA)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Council Bluffs Muni. (ICAO: KCBF)   [Map]   ENE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Fremont Muni. (ICAO: KFET)   [Map]   NNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Nebraska City Muni. (ICAO: KAFK)   [Map]   SSE   35 miles [56.3 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
 
Blair Muni.   (ICAO: KBTA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Council Bluffs Muni.   (ICAO: KCBF)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fremont Muni.   (ICAO: KFET)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nebraska City Muni.   (ICAO: KAFK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shenandoah Muni.   (ICAO: KSDA)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Crete Muni.   (ICAO: KCEK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Red Oak Muni.   (ICAO: KRDK)   [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
 
Tekamah Muni.   (ICAO: KTQE)   [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
 
Sioux Gateway Airport   (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]
  Website for Sioux Gateway 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
 
Millard Airport   (MIQ/KMLE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Plattsmouth Muni.   (PMV/KPMV)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Nebraska

About Sarpy County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Sarpy County: www.sarpy.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 Plattford.

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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 from Point A (ie- Plattford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plattford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0500, Longitude: -96.2086     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Plattford 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 Plattford), 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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