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Seward, Nebraska

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The location of Seward

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Seward ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lincoln. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the east of Seward. Lincoln has a population of 287,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Fremont. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the northeast of Seward and has a population of 26,500 people.

For comparison, Seward has a population of 7,200 people.

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

Community   2018
Ashland   [Map]   2,588   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Aurora   [Map]   4,533   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Beatrice   [Map]   12,274   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Central City   [Map]   2,875   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Columbus   [Map]   23,274   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Crete   [Map]   7,082   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
David City   [Map]   2,855   N   23 miles [37 km]
Elkhorn   [Map]   ---   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Gretna   [Map]   5,076   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Hickman   [Map]   2,300   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Schuyler   [Map]   6,377   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Valley   [Map]   2,845   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Wahoo   [Map]   4,514   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Waverly   [Map]   3,951   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
York   [Map]   7,866   W   25 miles [40.2 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2018
Agnew   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Beaver Crossing   [Map]   415   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bee   [Map]   188   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Dwight   [Map]   194   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Emerald   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Garland   [Map]   215   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Goehner   [Map]   158   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Grover   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Malcolm   [Map]   406   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Milford   [Map]   2,095   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pleasant Dale   [Map]   212   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Staplehurst   [Map]   234   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Tamora   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ulysses   [Map]   160   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Utica   [Map]   839   W   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Seward County ...

Seward is located in Seward County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Seward County: Butler, Fillmore, Lancaster, Polk, Saline, Saunders & York.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Seward ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Seward ...

Looking for more information about Seward? 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 Seward, 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 Seward.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Seward

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 Seward ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Seward Muni. (FAA ID: SWT)   [Map]   SSW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   ESE   18 miles [29 km]
David City Muni. (FAA ID: 93Y)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Crete Muni. (ICAO: KCEK)   [Map]   SSE   22 miles [35.4 km]
York Muni. (ICAO: KJYR)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Stromsburg Muni.   [Map]   WNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Wilber Muni.   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Fairmont State Airfield (FAA ID: FMZ)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 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 Seward.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Seward. 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   68 miles [109.4 km]
Kansas City Intl.  (MCI/KMCI)   [Map]   SE   168 miles [270.4 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   ENE   183 miles [294.5 km]
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport  (ICT/KICT)   [Map]   S   225 miles [362.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Lincoln Airport  (LNK/KLNK)   [Map]   ESE   18 miles [29 km]
Central Nebraska Rgnl.  (GRI/KGRI)   [Map]   W   63 miles [101.4 km]
Kearney Rgnl. (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]   W   100 miles [160.9 km]
Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]   NNE   109 miles [175.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Seward Muni. (FAA ID: SWT)   [Map]   SSW   3 miles [4.8 km]
David City Muni. (FAA ID: 93Y)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Crete Muni. (ICAO: KCEK)   [Map]   SSE   22 miles [35.4 km]
York Muni. (ICAO: KJYR)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Stromsburg Muni.   [Map]   WNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Wilber Muni.   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Fairmont State Airfield (FAA ID: FMZ)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Wahoo Muni. (FAA ID: AHQ)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 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
York Muni.   (ICAO: KJYR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Columbus Muni.   (ICAO: KOLU)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Beatrice Muni.   (BIE/KBIE)   [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
Fremont Muni.   (ICAO: KFET)   [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
Kearney Rgnl.   (EAR/KEAR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Sioux Gateway Airport   (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]
  Website for Sioux Gateway Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Crete Muni.   (ICAO: KCEK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Seward:

The official website for Seward 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 Seward.

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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- Seward) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Seward. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Seward

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seward. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9110, Longitude: -97.0959     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Seward 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 Seward), 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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