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Nearest Communities to Portal, By-County ...

The purpose of this page is to identify those communities that are closest to Portal, on a County-by-County basis. To explain further, let's use the example from the Genealogy Helper Page for Portal:

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small community in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

When doing our research, we make it a practice to expand our search by looking in neighboring counties in addition to the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't checked the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<1>

If you're researching your genealogy, we hope that the following following information helps.



Portal is located in Sarpy County.

The following 5 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sarpy County: Mills (IA), Pottawattamie (IA), Cass, Douglas & Saunders.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 223 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Portal. Of these communities, 202 are located in counties other than Sarpy County.

We usually exclude communities when we still need to verify their location,<2> but for the purpose of this page, we have included the unverified ('unver') and historic ('hist') communities.

After starting with the home county for Portal (which is Sarpy County), we list the counties in alphabetical order and for each of those counties, the closest communities are listed in order of their distance from Portal. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Cass CountyOtoe CountyHarrison County (IA)
Dodge CountySaunders CountyMills County (IA)
Douglas CountyWashington CountyMontgomery County (IA)
Lancaster CountyFremont County (IA)Pottawattamie County (IA)


Sarpy County     (The county where Portal resides)
 
County Website: www.sarpy.com/
County Seat for Sarpy:   Papillion
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sarpy County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
La Vista     [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Papillion     [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Chalco     [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Richfield     [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Rumsey (Unver)     [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fairview (Hist)     [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
Springfield     [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Gilmore Junction (Unver)     [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Gilmore (Unver)     [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Capehart (Unver)     [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Avery (Unver)     [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bellevue     [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fort Crook (Unver)     [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Gretna     [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Paradise Park (Unver)     [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
La Platte     [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Plattford (Hist)     [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Meadow (Unver)     [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Melia (Unver)     [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Beacon View (Unver)     [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Linoma Beach     [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
 

Cass County
 
County Website: www.cassne.org/
County Seat for Cass:   Plattsmouth
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cass County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Cullom     [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cedar Creek     [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Oreapolis (Unver)     [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Louisville     [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
South Bend     [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Plattsmouth     [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Mynard (Unver)     [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Manley     [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Murray     [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Rock Bluff     [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Murdock     [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Todd (Unver)     [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Weeping Water     [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Wabash     [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Kanosha (Hist)     [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
Greenwood     [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Nehawka     [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Elmwood     [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Avoca     [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Union     [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Alvo     [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Eagle     [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
 

Dodge County
 
County Website: www.dodgecounty.ne.gov/
County Seat for Dodge:   Fremont
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dodge County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Inglewood     [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Paradise Estates (Unver)     [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Fremont     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Fontanelle     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Nickerson     [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Telbasta     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Ames     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Winslow     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hooper     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
 

Douglas County
 
County Website: www.co.douglas.ne.us/
County Seat for Douglas:   Omaha
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Douglas County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Ralston     [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Millard     [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
South Omaha (Unver)     [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Omaha     [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Boys Town     [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lane (Unver)     [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Green Meadows (Unver)     [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Maplewood Estates (Unver)     [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Omaha Regency (Unver)     [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Debolt (Unver)     [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Irvington (Unver)     [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Elkhorn     [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Skyline (Unver)     [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Garden Valley Courts (Unver)     [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Briggs (Unver)     [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Beechwood (Unver)     [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
East Omaha (Unver)     [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Home Park     [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bennington     [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Waterloo     [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
King Lake     [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lake Platte View (Unver)     [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Venice     [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Elk City     [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Valley     [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Rellers Park (Unver)     [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
Mercer (Unver)     [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
 

Lancaster County
 
County Website: www.lancaster.ne.gov/
County Seat for Lancaster:   Lincoln
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lancaster County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Waverly     [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Prairie Home (Unver)     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Marian Center (Unver)     [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Davey     [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Arbor (Unver)     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Havelock     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Walton     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bethany (Unver)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
University Place (Unver)     [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Mark IV Estates (Unver)     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Belmont     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Raymond     [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Agnew     [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bennet     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
College View     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Countryside Estates (Unver)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gaslight Village     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pine Lake     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Woodlawn Estates (Unver)     [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Otoe County
 
County Website: www.co.otoe.ne.us/
County Seat for Otoe:   Nebraska City
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Otoe County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Otoe     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Wyoming     [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Dunbar     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Syracuse     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Unadilla     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Nebraska City     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Palmyra     [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Elberon (Unver)     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Cio (Hist)     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lorton     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Saunders County
 
County Website: www.co.saunders.ne.us/
County Seat for Saunders:   Wahoo
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saunders County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Wann     [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Abel (Unver)     [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Riverside (Unver)     [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Ashland     [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Yutan     [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Memphis     [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Leshara     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Mead     [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Ithaca     [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Woodcliff (Unver)     [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Colon     [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Swedeburg (Unver)     [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Wahoo     [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Ceresco     [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Cedar Bluffs     [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Malmo     [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Weston     [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Prague     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Touhy (Unver)     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Morse Bluff     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Valparaiso     [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Washington County
 
County Website: www.co.washington.ne.us/
County Seat for Washington:   Blair
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Nebraska       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Nashville (Unver)     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Washington     [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Fort Calhoun     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Kennard     [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
De Soto (Hist)     [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Arlington     [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
Blair     [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Orum (Unver)     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Herman     [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Admah (Hist)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
 

Fremont County (IA)
 
County Website: www.co.fremont.ia.us/
County Seat for Fremont:   Sidney (IA)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fremont County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Bartlett (IA)     [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
McPaul (IA)     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Tabor (IA)     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Thurman (IA)     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Eureka (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Percival (IA)     [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Randolph (IA)     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Anderson (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
East Port (IA) (Hist)     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Sidney (IA)     [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Payne (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Imogene (IA)     [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Harrison County (IA)
 
County Website: www.harrisoncountyia.org/
County Seat for Harrison:   Logan (IA)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
California Junction (IA)     [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Findley (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Missouri Valley (IA)     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Euclid (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Beebeetown (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Modale (IA)     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Orton (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Calhoun (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Crisp (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Union Burg (IA) (Hist)     [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Hard Scratch (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Logan (IA)     [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Yorkshire (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Mondamin (IA)     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Magnolia (IA)     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Magill (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Persia (IA)     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Echo (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Willett (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
 

Mills County (IA)
 
County Website: www.millscoia.us/
County Seat for Mills:   Glenwood (IA)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mills County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Folsom (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hentons (IA) (Hist)     [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Pacific City (IA)     [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Pacific Junction (IA)     [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
Glenwood (IA)     [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Mills (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Mineola (IA)     [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Burr Oak (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Balfour (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Silver City (IA)     [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Hillsdale (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Malvern (IA)     [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
White Cloud (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hastings (IA)     [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Clark (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Henderson (IA)     [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Strahan (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Emerson (IA)     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Solomon (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Climax (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Montgomery County (IA)
 
County Seat for Montgomery:   Red Oak (IA)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Wales (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hawthorne (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
McPherson (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Pottawattamie County (IA)
 
County Website: www.pottcounty.com/
County Seat for Pottawattamie:   Council Bluffs (IA)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pottawattamie County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Carter Lake (IA)     [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Council Bluffs (IA)     [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Clara (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Chautauqua (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Dumfries (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Crescent (IA)     [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Ascot (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Gilliatt (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Honey Creek (IA)     [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Weston (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Quick (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Grable (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
McClelland (IA)     [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Treynor (IA)     [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Loveland (IA)     [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Pigeon (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Peter (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Underwood (IA)     [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Bentley (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Taylor (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Neola (IA)     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
York Center (IA) (Unver)     [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Carson (IA)     [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Macedonia (IA)     [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Minden (IA)     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Oakland (IA)     [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Iola (IA) (Hist)     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hancock (IA)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
 

Shelby County (IA)
 
County Website: www.shco.org/
County Seat for Shelby:   Harlan (IA)
 
Genealogy Websites:
State of Iowa       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
 
  DirectionDistance
Shelby (IA)     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Portal. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Portal) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Portal. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1764, Longitude: -96.0808     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Portal have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>Our data comes from many sources and some sources are more dependable than others. When we add communities to our Gazetteer, we try to verify that we have the correct location for the community. We mark a community as 'Unverified' when we aren't confident about our data and want to do further checking.

We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now.

Since our Gazetteer contains over 100,000 communities, verifying everything is going to take time. If you find an error or can help us to improve our accuracy, please let us know.

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