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The location of Ponca









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Ponca ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Yankton (SD). It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the east of Ponca. Yankton (SD) has a population of 14,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is O'Neill. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the southwest of Ponca and has a population of 3,600 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 if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Atkinson   [Map]   1,251   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Bloomfield   [Map]   955   E   23 miles [37 km]
Creighton   [Map]   1,102   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hartington   [Map]   1,490   E   41 miles [66 km]
Neligh   [Map]   1,516   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pierce   [Map]   1,729   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Plainview   [Map]   1,196   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Fort Randall (SD)   [Map]   ---   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Parkston (SD)   [Map]   1,497   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Southeast Bon Homme (SD)   [Map]   ---   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Southeast Yankton (SD)   [Map]   966   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Springfield (SD)   [Map]   1,942   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Tyndall (SD)   [Map]   1,044   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Wagner (SD)   [Map]   1,587   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
West Yankton (SD)   [Map]   3,574   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Bazile Mills   [Map]   29   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Center   [Map]   89   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dukeville   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Lindy   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Monowi   [Map]   1   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Niobrara   [Map]   346   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Redbird   [Map]   ---   W   18 miles [29 km]
Santee   [Map]   341   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Star   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Verdel   [Map]   31   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Verdigre   [Map]   542   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Walnut   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Winnetoon   [Map]   66   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Avon (SD)   [Map]   596   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Southwest Bon Homme (SD)   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Knox County ...

Ponca is located in Knox County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Knox County: Antelope, Boyd, Cedar, Holt, Pierce, Bon Homme (SD), Charles Mix (SD) & Yankton (SD).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ponca ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia 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


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
Springfield Muni. (FAA ID: Y03)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Creighton Muni. (FAA ID: 6K3)   [Map]   SSE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bloomfield Muni. (FAA ID: 84Y)   [Map]   ESE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Wagner Muni. (FAA ID: AGZ)   [Map]   NNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
The O'Neill Muni. (ICAO: KONL)   [Map]   WSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Chan Gurney Muni. (YKN/KYKN)   [Map]   ENE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lake Andes Muni. (FAA ID: 8D8)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 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]   SE   148 miles [238.2 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   ESE   240 miles [386.2 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   SE   293 miles [471.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]   ESE   88 miles [141.6 km]
Joe Foss Fld.  (FSD/KFSD)   [Map]   NE   90 miles [144.8 km]
Huron Rgnl. (HON/KHON)   [Map]   N   115 miles [185.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Springfield Muni. (FAA ID: Y03)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Creighton Muni. (FAA ID: 6K3)   [Map]   SSE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bloomfield Muni. (FAA ID: 84Y)   [Map]   ESE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Wagner Muni. (FAA ID: AGZ)   [Map]   NNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
The O'Neill Muni. (ICAO: KONL)   [Map]   WSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Chan Gurney Muni. (YKN/KYKN)   [Map]   ENE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lake Andes Muni. (FAA ID: 8D8)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 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
 
The O'Neill Muni.   (ICAO: KONL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chan Gurney Muni.   (YKN/KYKN)   [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
 
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
 
Huron Rgnl.   (HON/KHON)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nebraska

About Knox County

About Nebraska

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 Knox County: www.co.knox.ne.us/

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 Ponca.

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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 drawn from Point A (ie- Ponca) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ponca. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7119, Longitude: -98.0745     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ponca 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 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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