Norfolk is located in northeast Nebraska, in Madison County’s beautiful Elkhorn River Valley, where U.S. Highways 81 and 275, and Nebraska Highways 24 and 35 intersect. This ribbon of roads connects the community to Omaha 112 miles to the southeast, and to Lincoln 121 miles to the south. Sioux City, Iowa lies just 75 miles northeast. Truckloads can reach Chicago within two days and both Dallas and Los Angeles within three days.
U.S. Highway 275 from Norfolk to Omaha is currently being upgraded as part of a four-lane Nebraska Expressway System, making this route an even easier commute. U.S. Highway 81 from Norfolk to Columbus was recently expanded into a four-lane expressway as another part of the state highway improvement. Totaled, the existing highway system brings 21,600 vehicles daily in and out of Norfolk, including 2,800 heavy trucks.
Twelve inter/intrastate trucklines service Norfolk on a regular basis, and two freight trains from Nebraska Central Railroad pull out with their loads daily. The Karl Stefan Memorial Airport on U.S. Highway 81 accommodates private aircraft; several of the private planes are housed there and are available for charter. Norfolk sits in a rolling farmland section, where soils offer good absorption with excellent drainage for farming. The Sand Hills border our western side.