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Princeton, Nebraska

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The location of Princeton

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Princeton ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lincoln. It is located about 16 miles [25 km] to the north of Princeton. Lincoln has a population of 285,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Beatrice. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the south of Princeton and has a population of 12,300 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 Princeton and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Marysville (KS)   [Map]   3,271   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Ashland   [Map]   2,570   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Auburn   [Map]   3,302   E   46 miles [74 km]
Crete   [Map]   7,160   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Fairbury   [Map]   3,707   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Geneva   [Map]   2,122   W   46 miles [74 km]
Gretna   [Map]   5,062   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Hickman   [Map]   2,221   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Milford   [Map]   2,080   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Nebraska City   [Map]   7,313   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Seward   [Map]   7,181   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Syracuse   [Map]   1,985   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Wahoo   [Map]   4,471   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Waverly   [Map]   3,838   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
York   [Map]   7,862   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Adams   [Map]   614   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bennet   [Map]   892   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Berks   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Clatonia   [Map]   222   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cortland   [Map]   474   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Denton   [Map]   204   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Firth   [Map]   577   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Hallam   [Map]   240   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Holland   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Kramer   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Martell   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Panama   [Map]   281   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pine Lake   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Roca   [Map]   290   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Sprague   [Map]   151   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]

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

Lancaster County ...

Princeton is located in Lancaster County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lancaster County: Butler, Cass, Gage, Johnson, Otoe, Saline, Saunders & Seward.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Princeton ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Crete Muni. (ICAO: KCEK)   [Map]   WNW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wilber Muni.   [Map]   WSW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Beatrice Muni. (BIE/KBIE)   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Seward Muni. (FAA ID: SWT)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Tecumseh Muni. (FAA ID: 0G3)   [Map]   ESE   30 miles [48.3 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 Princeton.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Princeton. 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   65 miles [104.6 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   SE   137 miles [220.5 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   ENE   171 miles [275.2 km]
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport  (ICT/KICT)   [Map]   SSW   205 miles [329.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   WNW   88 miles [141.6 km]
Manhattan Rgnl.  (MHK/KMHK)   [Map]   S   98 miles [157.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Crete Muni. (ICAO: KCEK)   [Map]   WNW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wilber Muni.   [Map]   WSW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Beatrice Muni. (BIE/KBIE)   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
Seward Muni. (FAA ID: SWT)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Tecumseh Muni. (FAA ID: 0G3)   [Map]   ESE   30 miles [48.3 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
Kansas City Intl.   (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]
  Website for Kansas City International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Nebraska City Muni.   (ICAO: KAFK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Plattsmouth Muni.   (PMV/KPMV)   [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
Millard Airport   (MIQ/KMLE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
York Muni.   (ICAO: KJYR)   [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
Central Nebraska Rgnl.   (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]
  Website for Central Nebraska Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Manhattan Rgnl.   (MHK/KMHK)   [Map]
  Website for Manhattan Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Crete Muni.   (ICAO: KCEK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Beatrice Muni.   (BIE/KBIE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nebraska

About Lancaster County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lancaster 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 Princeton.

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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- Princeton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Princeton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5736, Longitude: -96.7047     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Princeton 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 Princeton), 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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