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Elk Point, South Dakota

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The location of Elk Point

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Elk Point.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Elk Point ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Sioux City (IA). It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the southeast of Elk Point. Sioux City (IA) has a population of 82,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Yankton. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the west of Elk Point and has a population of 14,700 people.

For comparison, Elk Point has a population of 1,900 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 are driving.<2>

Community   2018
Hawarden (IA)   [Map]   2,486   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hull (IA)   [Map]   2,307   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Le Mars (IA)   [Map]   9,996   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Orange City (IA)   [Map]   6,107   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Rock Valley (IA)   [Map]   3,775   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Sergeant Bluff (IA)   [Map]   4,913   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Sioux Center (IA)   [Map]   7,614   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
South Sioux City (NE)   [Map]   12,838   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Wayne (NE)   [Map]   5,622   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Beresford   [Map]   1,992   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Canton   [Map]   3,471   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Lennox   [Map]   2,436   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
North Sioux City   [Map]   2,885   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Vermillion   [Map]   10,801   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
West Yankton   [Map]   3,591   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2018
Adaville (IA)   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Akron (IA)   [Map]   1,473   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Westfield (IA)   [Map]   130   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Jackson (NE)   [Map]   204   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Martinsburg (NE)   [Map]   89   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Maskell (NE)   [Map]   70   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Newcastle (NE)   [Map]   346   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Ponca (NE)   [Map]   923   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Waterbury (NE)   [Map]   69   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Willis (NE)   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Burbank   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Dakota Dunes   [Map]   ---   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Jefferson   [Map]   512   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Junction City   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Richland   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Union County ...

Elk Point is located in Union County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Union County: Plymouth (IA), Sioux (IA), Woodbury (IA), Dakota (NE), Dixon (NE), Clay & Lincoln.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Elk Point ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elk Point ...

Looking for more information about Elk Point? 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 Elk Point, 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 Elk Point.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Elk Point. 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 Elk Point. 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 South Dakota

    South Dakota Tourism
    Parks for South Dakota

    Fishing in South Dakota
    Hunting in South Dakota

TripAdvisor Link for:

    South Dakota Statewide Tourism
    Elk Point Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Elk Point

National Park Service (NPS) sites in South Dakota

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in South Dakota

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in South Dakota

Airports Near Elk Point ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Akron Muni.   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Harold Davidson Fld. (ICAO: KVMR)   [Map]   WNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Le Mars Muni. (ICAO: KLRJ)   [Map]   ENE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hawarden Muni. (FAA ID: 2Y2)   [Map]   NNE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Laurel Muni. (FAA ID: 08NE)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hartington Muni. (FAA ID: 0B4)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 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 Elk Point.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Elk Point. 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]   SSE   103 miles [165.8 km]
Des Moines Intl.  (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]   ESE   173 miles [278.4 km]
Rochester Intl.  (RST/KRST)   [Map]   ENE   226 miles [363.7 km]
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.  (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   NE   229 miles [368.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Sioux Gateway Airport  (SUX/KSUX)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Joe Foss Fld.  (FSD/KFSD)   [Map]   N   62 miles [99.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Akron Muni.   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Harold Davidson Fld. (ICAO: KVMR)   [Map]   WNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Le Mars Muni. (ICAO: KLRJ)   [Map]   ENE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hawarden Muni. (FAA ID: 2Y2)   [Map]   NNE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Laurel Muni. (FAA ID: 08NE)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hartington Muni. (FAA ID: 0B4)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 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
Des Moines Intl.   (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]
  Website for Des Moines International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Wayne Muni.   (ICAO: KLCG)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Orange City Muni.   (ICAO: KORC)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Chan Gurney Muni.   (YKN/KYKN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Rochester Intl.   (RST/KRST)   [Map]
  Website for Rochester International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.   (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
  Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport
  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
Joe Foss Fld.   (FSD/KFSD)   [Map]
  Website for Joe Foss Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Harold Davidson Fld.   (ICAO: KVMR)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Le Mars Muni.   (ICAO: KLRJ)   [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 Elk Point. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Elk Point.

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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- Elk Point) 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 Elk Point. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elk Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elk Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6828, Longitude: -96.6811     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elk Point 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 Elk Point), 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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