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The location of Riverton









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Riverton ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Kearney. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the north of Riverton. Kearney has a population of 33,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hastings. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the northeast of Riverton and has a population of 25,000 people.

For comparison, Riverton has a population of 84 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 starting from Riverton and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Downs (KS)   [Map]   846   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Osborne (KS)   [Map]   1,339   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Phillipsburg (KS)   [Map]   2,512   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Smith Center (KS)   [Map]   1,610   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Alma   [Map]   1,169   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Blue Hill   [Map]   870   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Franklin   [Map]   919   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Gibbon   [Map]   1,890   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Harvard   [Map]   966   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Holdrege   [Map]   5,439   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Kenesaw   [Map]   970   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Minden   [Map]   2,973   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Red Cloud   [Map]   925   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Shelton   [Map]   1,061   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Superior   [Map]   1,862   E   36 miles [57.9 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Athol (KS)   [Map]   40   S   23 miles [37 km]
Lebanon (KS)   [Map]   202   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Amboy   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bladen   [Map]   221   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Bloomington   [Map]   98   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Campbell   [Map]   303   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cowles   [Map]   28   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Guide Rock   [Map]   206   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Hildreth   [Map]   352   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Inavale   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Macon   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Naponee   [Map]   100   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Pawnee Village   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Republican City   [Map]   157   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Upland   [Map]   135   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Franklin County ...

Riverton is located in Franklin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Phillips (KS), Smith (KS), Harlan, Kearney, Phelps & Webster.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Riverton ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Riverton ...

Looking for more information about Riverton? 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 Riverton, 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 Riverton.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Riverton


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 Riverton ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Red Cloud Muni. (FAA ID: 7V7)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Smith Center Muni. (FAA ID: K82)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Republican City Muni.   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
Pioneer Village Fld. (FAA ID: 0V3)   [Map]   NNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Alma Muni. (FAA ID: 4D9)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Superior Muni. (FAA ID: 12K)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Phillipsburg Muni. (ICAO: KPHG)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hastings Muni. (HSI/KHSI)   [Map]   NNE   39 miles [62.8 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 Riverton.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Riverton. 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]   ENE   171 miles [275.2 km]
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport  (ICT/KICT)   [Map]   SSE   182 miles [292.9 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   ESE   221 miles [355.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Kearney Rgnl. (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]   NNW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   NNE   65 miles [104.6 km]
Hays Rgnl.  (HYS/KHYS)   [Map]   SSW   90 miles [144.8 km]
McCook Rgnl.  (MCK/KMCK)   [Map]   W   97 miles [156.1 km]
Salina Muni.  (SLN/KSLN)   [Map]   SSE   107 miles [172.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Red Cloud Muni. (FAA ID: 7V7)   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Smith Center Muni. (FAA ID: K82)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Republican City Muni.   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
Pioneer Village Fld. (FAA ID: 0V3)   [Map]   NNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Alma Muni. (FAA ID: 4D9)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Superior Muni. (FAA ID: 12K)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Phillipsburg Muni. (ICAO: KPHG)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hastings Muni. (HSI/KHSI)   [Map]   NNE   39 miles [62.8 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
 
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport   (ICT/KICT)   [Map]
  Website for Wichita Mid-Continent Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Phillipsburg Muni.   (ICAO: KPHG)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hastings Muni.   (HSI/KHSI)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Brewster Fld.   (ICAO: KHDE)   [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
 
Des Moines Intl.   (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]
  Website for Des Moines International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kearney Rgnl.   (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]
  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
 
Hays Rgnl.   (HYS/KHYS)   [Map]
  Website for Hays Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McCook Rgnl.   (MCK/KMCK)   [Map]
  Website for McCook Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Salina Muni.   (SLN/KSLN)   [Map]
  Website for Salina Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lincoln Airport   (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]
  Website for Lincoln Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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

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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 drawn from Point A (ie- Riverton) 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 Riverton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Riverton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0897, Longitude: -98.7596     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Riverton 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 Riverton), 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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