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Ponca, Nebraska
(Dixon County)

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The location of Ponca

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Ponca ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Sioux City (IA). It is located about 16 miles [25 km] to the east of Ponca. Sioux City (IA) has a population of 82,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Yankton (SD). It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the northwest of Ponca and has a population of 14,500 people.

For comparison, Ponca has a population of 930 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 Ponca and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Hawarden (IA)   [Map]   2,491   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Le Mars (IA)   [Map]   9,967   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Onawa (IA)   [Map]   2,809   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Orange City (IA)   [Map]   6,141   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Rock Valley (IA)   [Map]   3,746   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Sergeant Bluff (IA)   [Map]   4,706   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Sioux Center (IA)   [Map]   7,579   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Dakota City   [Map]   1,860   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
South Sioux City   [Map]   12,911   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Wayne   [Map]   5,494   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
West Point   [Map]   3,340   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Beresford (SD)   [Map]   1,953   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Elk Point (SD)   [Map]   1,828   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
North Sioux City (SD)   [Map]   2,784   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Vermillion (SD)   [Map]   10,772   NW   18 miles [29 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Westfield (IA)   [Map]   132   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Allen   [Map]   359   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dixon   [Map]   83   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hubbard   [Map]   223   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Jackson   [Map]   206   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Martinsburg   [Map]   90   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Maskell   [Map]   70   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Newcastle   [Map]   341   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Waterbury   [Map]   69   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Willis   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Burbank (SD)   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Dakota Dunes (SD)   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Jefferson (SD)   [Map]   502   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Junction City (SD)   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Richland (SD)   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

Dixon County ...

Ponca is located in Dixon County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dixon County: Cedar, Dakota, Thurston, Wayne, Clay (SD) & Union (SD).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ponca ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ponca ...

Looking for more information about Ponca? 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 Ponca, 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 Ponca.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Ponca

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 Ponca ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Harold Davidson Fld. (ICAO: KVMR)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Akron Muni.   [Map]   NNE   18 miles [29 km]
Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Laurel Muni. (FAA ID: 08NE)   [Map]   WSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Wayne Muni. (ICAO: KLCG)   [Map]   SSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hartington Muni. (FAA ID: 0B4)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Le Mars Muni. (ICAO: KLRJ)   [Map]   ENE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Pender Muni. (FAA ID: 0C4)   [Map]   S   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 Ponca.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Ponca. 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]   SSE   96 miles [154.5 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   ESE   171 miles [275.2 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   SSE   248 miles [399.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Joe Foss Fld.  (FSD/KFSD)   [Map]   N   70 miles [112.7 km]
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   S   118 miles [189.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Harold Davidson Fld. (ICAO: KVMR)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Akron Muni.   [Map]   NNE   18 miles [29 km]
Laurel Muni. (FAA ID: 08NE)   [Map]   WSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Wayne Muni. (ICAO: KLCG)   [Map]   SSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hartington Muni. (FAA ID: 0B4)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Le Mars Muni. (ICAO: KLRJ)   [Map]   ENE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Pender Muni. (FAA ID: 0C4)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hawarden Muni. (FAA ID: 2Y2)   [Map]   NNE   34 miles [54.7 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
Le Mars Muni.   (ICAO: KLRJ)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Chan Gurney Muni.   (YKN/KYKN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Orange City Muni.   (ICAO: KORC)   [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
Sioux Gateway Airport   (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]
  Website for Sioux Gateway Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Joe Foss Fld.   (FSD/KFSD)   [Map]
  Website for Joe Foss Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Lincoln Airport   (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]
  Website for Lincoln Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Harold Davidson Fld.   (ICAO: KVMR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Wayne Muni.   (ICAO: KLCG)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dixon County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ponca.

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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- Ponca) 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 Ponca. 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 Ponca

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ponca. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5651, Longitude: -96.7079     [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 Ponca), 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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