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The location of Polk









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Polk ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Grand Island. It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the west of Polk. Grand Island has a population of 51,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hastings. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the southwest of Polk and has a population of 25,000 people.

For comparison, Polk has a population of 320 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 Polk and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Albion   [Map]   1,613   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Aurora   [Map]   4,488   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Central City   [Map]   2,920   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Columbus   [Map]   23,128   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
David City   [Map]   2,823   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Fullerton   [Map]   1,262   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Geneva   [Map]   2,122   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Milford   [Map]   2,080   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Saint Paul   [Map]   2,342   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Schuyler   [Map]   6,212   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Seward   [Map]   7,181   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Stromsburg   [Map]   1,158   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Sutton   [Map]   1,429   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Wood River   [Map]   1,350   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
York   [Map]   7,862   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Arborville   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Archer   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Benedict   [Map]   232   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bradshaw   [Map]   272   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Chapman   [Map]   291   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Clarks   [Map]   354   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Gresham   [Map]   217   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hampton   [Map]   430   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hord   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hordville   [Map]   146   W   5 miles [8 km]
Marquette   [Map]   232   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Osceola   [Map]   865   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Overland   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Silver Creek   [Map]   363   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Thayer   [Map]   61   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

Polk County ...

Polk is located in Polk County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Polk County: Butler, Hamilton, Merrick, Platte, Seward & York.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Polk ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Polk ...

Looking for more information about Polk? 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 Polk, 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 Polk.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Polk


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 Polk ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Stromsburg Muni.   [Map]   ENE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Central City Muni. (FAA ID: 07K)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
York Muni. (ICAO: KJYR)   [Map]   SSE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Aurora Muni. (ICAO: KAUH)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Genoa Muni. (FAA ID: 97Y)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   WSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Harvard State Airport (ICAO: K08K)   [Map]   SSW   33 miles [53.1 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 Polk.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Polk. 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   99 miles [159.3 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   SE   203 miles [326.7 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   E   216 miles [347.6 km]
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport  (ICT/KICT)   [Map]   S   237 miles [381.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   WSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   ESE   55 miles [88.5 km]
Kearney Rgnl. (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]   WSW   68 miles [109.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Stromsburg Muni.   [Map]   ENE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Central City Muni. (FAA ID: 07K)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
York Muni. (ICAO: KJYR)   [Map]   SSE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Aurora Muni. (ICAO: KAUH)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Genoa Muni. (FAA ID: 97Y)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
Harvard State Airport (ICAO: K08K)   [Map]   SSW   33 miles [53.1 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
 
Aurora Muni.   (ICAO: KAUH)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Harvard State Airport   (ICAO: K08K)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus Muni.   (ICAO: KOLU)   [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
 
Albion Muni.   (ICAO: KBVN)   [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
 
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
 
York Muni.   (ICAO: KJYR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Nebraska

About Polk County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Polk. 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 Polk.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Polk. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0757, Longitude: -97.7838     [Map].

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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 Polk), 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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