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Roca, Nebraska

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The location of Roca

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Roca ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lincoln. It is located about 10 miles [16 km] to the north of Roca. Lincoln has a population of 285,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Papillion. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the northeast of Roca and has a population of 19,500 people.

For comparison, Roca has a population of 290 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Roca and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2017
Auburn   [Map]   3,302   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Beatrice   [Map]   12,295   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Crete   [Map]   7,160   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
David City   [Map]   2,823   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Elkhorn   [Map]   ---   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Fairbury   [Map]   3,707   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Gretna   [Map]   5,062   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
La Vista   [Map]   17,116   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Nebraska City   [Map]   7,313   E   41 miles [66 km]
Plattsmouth   [Map]   6,451   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Ralston   [Map]   7,333   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Seward   [Map]   7,181   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Wahoo   [Map]   4,471   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Waverly   [Map]   3,838   N   18 miles [29 km]
York   [Map]   7,862   W   50 miles [80.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Bennet   [Map]   892   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
College View   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cortland   [Map]   474   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Denton   [Map]   204   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Firth   [Map]   577   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Gaslight Village   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hallam   [Map]   240   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hickman   [Map]   2,221   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Holland   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Kramer   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Martell   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Panama   [Map]   281   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Pine Lake   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Sprague   [Map]   151   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Walton   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Lancaster County ...

Roca 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 Roca ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Roca ...

Looking for more information about Roca? 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 Roca, 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 Roca.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Roca

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 Roca ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   NNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Crete Muni. (ICAO: KCEK)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wilber Muni.   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Beatrice Muni. (BIE/KBIE)   [Map]   SSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Seward Muni. (FAA ID: SWT)   [Map]   WNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Tecumseh Muni. (FAA ID: 0G3)   [Map]   SE   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 Roca.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Roca. 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   59 miles [95 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   SE   139 miles [223.7 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   ENE   167 miles [268.8 km]
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport  (ICT/KICT)   [Map]   SSW   211 miles [339.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   NNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   WNW   88 miles [141.6 km]
Manhattan Rgnl.  (MHK/KMHK)   [Map]   S   104 miles [167.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Crete Muni. (ICAO: KCEK)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wilber Muni.   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Beatrice Muni. (BIE/KBIE)   [Map]   SSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Seward Muni. (FAA ID: SWT)   [Map]   WNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Tecumseh Muni. (FAA ID: 0G3)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Wahoo Muni. (FAA ID: AHQ)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 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
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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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 Roca.

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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- Roca) 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 Roca. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Roca

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roca. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6585, Longitude: -96.6614     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roca 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 Roca), 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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