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The location of Rockford









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Rockford ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lincoln. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the north of Rockford. Lincoln has a population of 285,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Beatrice. It lies just west of Rockford and has a population of 12,300 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 Rockford and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Marysville (KS)   [Map]   3,271   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Sabetha (KS)   [Map]   2,569   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Seneca (KS)   [Map]   2,039   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Auburn   [Map]   3,302   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Crete   [Map]   7,160   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Eagle   [Map]   1,083   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fairbury   [Map]   3,707   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hickman   [Map]   2,221   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Milford   [Map]   2,080   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Nebraska City   [Map]   7,313   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Syracuse   [Map]   1,985   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Tecumseh   [Map]   1,640   E   23 miles [37 km]
Waverly   [Map]   3,838   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Wilber   [Map]   1,878   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Wymore   [Map]   1,384   S   9 miles [14.5 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Adams   [Map]   614   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Barneston   [Map]   111   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Blue Springs   [Map]   317   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Burchard   [Map]   76   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Cortland   [Map]   474   N   18 miles [29 km]
Crab Orchard   [Map]   37   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Filley   [Map]   128   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Holmesville   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Lewiston   [Map]   65   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Liberty   [Map]   74   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Odell   [Map]   296   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Pickrell   [Map]   191   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sterling   [Map]   464   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Vesta   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Virginia   [Map]   58   E   5 miles [8 km]

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

Gage County ...

Rockford is located in Gage County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Gage County: Marshall (KS), Washington (KS), Jefferson, Johnson, Lancaster, Otoe, Pawnee & Saline.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rockford ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Beatrice Muni. (BIE/KBIE)   [Map]   WNW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Pawnee City Muni. (FAA ID: 50K)   [Map]   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Tecumseh Muni. (FAA ID: 0G3)   [Map]   ENE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Wilber Muni.   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Marysville Muni. (FAA ID: MYZ)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Crete Muni. (ICAO: KCEK)   [Map]   NNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Fairbury Muni. (FAA ID: FBY)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Washington Muni.   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 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 Rockford.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rockford. 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]   NNE   81 miles [130.4 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   ESE   119 miles [191.5 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   ENE   177 miles [284.9 km]
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport  (ICT/KICT)   [Map]   SSW   185 miles [297.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Manhattan Rgnl.  (MHK/KMHK)   [Map]   S   76 miles [122.3 km]
Forbes Fld.  (FOE/KFOE)   [Map]   SSE   102 miles [164.2 km]
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   WNW   102 miles [164.2 km]
Salina Muni.  (SLN/KSLN)   [Map]   SSW   115 miles [185.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Beatrice Muni. (BIE/KBIE)   [Map]   WNW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Pawnee City Muni. (FAA ID: 50K)   [Map]   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Tecumseh Muni. (FAA ID: 0G3)   [Map]   ENE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Wilber Muni.   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Marysville Muni. (FAA ID: MYZ)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Crete Muni. (ICAO: KCEK)   [Map]   NNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Fairbury Muni. (FAA ID: FBY)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Washington Muni.   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 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
 
Crete Muni.   (ICAO: KCEK)   [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
 
Manhattan Rgnl.   (MHK/KMHK)   [Map]
  Website for Manhattan Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Forbes Fld.   (FOE/KFOE)   [Map]
  Website for Forbes Field
  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
 
Salina Muni.   (SLN/KSLN)   [Map]
  Website for Salina Municipal Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Beatrice Muni.   (BIE/KBIE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Nebraska

About Gage County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Gage County: www.co.gage.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 Rockford.

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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- Rockford) 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 Rockford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rockford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2514, Longitude: -96.6004     [Map].

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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 Rockford), 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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