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Introduction ...

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

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Around Abel ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Gadsden. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the northwest of Abel. Gadsden has a population of 36,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Carrollton (GA). It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the east of Abel and has a population of 26,200 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 from Abel and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alexander City   [Map]   14,718   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,347   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,222   N   18 miles [29 km]
Leeds   [Map]   11,936   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Lincoln   [Map]   6,524   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Moody   [Map]   12,593   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,249   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,646   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,580   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,572   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Sylacauga   [Map]   12,657   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,709   W   23 miles [37 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,023   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,841   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Villa Rica (GA)   [Map]   14,904   E   47 miles [75.6 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Arbacoochee   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Barfield   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Blue Mountain   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Choccolocco   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cobb Town   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
De Armanville   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Delta   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Elder   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Grant Town   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Heflin   [Map]   3,499   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hobson City   [Map]   768   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Iron City   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Micaville   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Saks   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Cleburne County ...

Abel is located in Cleburne County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cleburne County: Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Randolph, Talladega, Carroll (GA), Haralson (GA) & Polk (GA).

While not sharing a border with Cleburne County, the following counties are close to Abel: Calhoun, Haralson (GA) and Etowah.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Abel.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Abel. 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 Abel. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Airports Near Abel ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   WNW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Ashland - Lineville Airport   [Map]   26A   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
West Georgia Rgnl.   [Map]   CTJ   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SE   35 miles [56.3 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 be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Abel.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Abel. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   W   59 miles [95 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   74 miles [119.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   SSE   84 miles [135.2 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSW   94 miles [151.3 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NW   96 miles [154.5 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NNE   106 miles [170.6 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   W   111 miles [178.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   WNW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Ashland - Lineville Airport   [Map]   26A   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
West Georgia Rgnl.   [Map]   CTJ   E   32 miles [51.5 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.

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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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 Abel.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Abel. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Abel) 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 Abel. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Abel

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5487, Longitude: -85.7125     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Abel 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>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Abel), 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Abel.



 
 
 

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