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The location of Rockville









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Rockville ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Grand Island. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the southeast of Rockville. Grand Island has a population of 51,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Kearney. It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the southwest of Rockville and has a population of 33,800 people.

For comparison, Rockville has a population of 100 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 Rockville and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Aurora   [Map]   4,488   E   46 miles [74 km]
Broken Bow   [Map]   3,546   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Burwell   [Map]   1,191   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Central City   [Map]   2,920   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Fullerton   [Map]   1,262   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Gibbon   [Map]   1,890   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hastings   [Map]   24,989   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Loup City   [Map]   1,009   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Minden   [Map]   2,973   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
North Loup City   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Ord   [Map]   2,103   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Ravenna   [Map]   1,373   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Saint Paul   [Map]   2,342   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Shelton   [Map]   1,061   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Wood River   [Map]   1,350   SE   23 miles [37 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Ashton   [Map]   189   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Boelus   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Cairo   [Map]   796   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cameron   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Cotesfield   [Map]   48   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Dannebrog   [Map]   300   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Dannevirke   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Elba   [Map]   224   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Farwell   [Map]   120   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hazard   [Map]   68   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Howard City   [Map]   188   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Litchfield   [Map]   256   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Pleasanton   [Map]   347   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Prairie Center   [Map]   ---   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Sweetwater   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Sherman County ...

Rockville is located in Sherman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sherman County: Buffalo, Custer, Greeley, Howard & Valley.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rockville ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rockville ...

Looking for more information about Rockville? 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 Rockville, 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 Rockville.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Rockville


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 Rockville ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Loup City Muni. (FAA ID: 0F4)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Kearney Rgnl. (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]   SSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   ESE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Greeley Muni. (FAA ID: 99Y)   [Map]   NNE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Evelyn Sharp Fld. (ICAO: KODX)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Central City Muni. (FAA ID: 07K)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hastings Muni. (HSI/KHSI)   [Map]   SSE   41 miles [66 km]
Pioneer Village Fld. (FAA ID: 0V3)   [Map]   S   42 miles [67.6 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 Rockville.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rockville. 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]   E   153 miles [246.2 km]
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport  (ICT/KICT)   [Map]   SSE   250 miles [402.3 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   ESE   250 miles [402.3 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   E   269 miles [432.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Kearney Rgnl. (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]   SSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   ESE   29 miles [46.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Loup City Muni. (FAA ID: 0F4)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Greeley Muni. (FAA ID: 99Y)   [Map]   NNE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Evelyn Sharp Fld. (ICAO: KODX)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Central City Muni. (FAA ID: 07K)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hastings Muni. (HSI/KHSI)   [Map]   SSE   41 miles [66 km]
Pioneer Village Fld. (FAA ID: 0V3)   [Map]   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Sargent Muni.  (FAA ID: 09K)   [Map]   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Cedar Rapids Muni.   [Map]   NE   45 miles [72.4 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
 
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport   (ICT/KICT)   [Map]
  Website for Wichita Mid-Continent Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Evelyn Sharp Fld.   (ICAO: KODX)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hastings Muni.   (HSI/KHSI)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Aurora Muni.   (ICAO: KAUH)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Broken Bow Muni.   (ICAO: KBBW)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cram Fld.   (ICAO: KBUB)   [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
 
Brewster Fld.   (ICAO: KHDE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jim Kelly Fld.   (ICAO: KLXN)   [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
 
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
 
North Platte Rgnl.   (LBF/KLBF)   [Map]
  Website for North Platte Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lincoln Airport   (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]
  Website for Lincoln 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Nebraska

About Sherman County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sherman County: www.co.sherman.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 Rockville.

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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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rockville) 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 Rockville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rockville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1195, Longitude: -98.8318     [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 Rockville), 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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