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Introduction ...

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

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Around Adams ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Montgomery. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the southeast of Adams. Montgomery has a population of 200,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoover. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the north of Adams and has a population of 85,000 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,489   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Chelsea   [Map]   ---   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Clanton   [Map]   8,846   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Millbrook   [Map]   15,413   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Prattville   [Map]   35,606   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Selma   [Map]   18,983   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Sylacauga   [Map]   12,540   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Wetumpka   [Map]   8,219   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Billingsley   [Map]   141   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Fremont   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Jemison   [Map]   2,616   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Jones   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lawley   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Maplesville   [Map]   703   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Mountain Creek   [Map]   ---   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Oakley   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Oakmulgee   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Plantersville   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Randolph   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Stanton   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Thorsby   [Map]   2,052   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Verbena   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
White City   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Chilton County ...

Adams is located in Chilton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chilton County: Autauga, Bibb, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore & Shelby.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Adams ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Dixie   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West of Adams   [Map]
Highland   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Maplesville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mulberry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
New Convert   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Plantersville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pools Crossroads   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Sand Mountain   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Tucker   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Vine Hill   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Adams. 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 Adams. 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 to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alabama

    Alabama Tourism
    Alabama Parks

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama


National Park System (NPS) - Parks, Monuments & Preserves

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alabama

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

Airports Near Adams ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gragg - Wade Fld.   [Map]   02A   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Prattville - Grouby Fld.   [Map]   1A9   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Craig Fld.(ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]   SEM   SSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Autauga Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Wetumpka Muni.   [Map]   08A   ESE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Vaiden Fld.   [Map]   A08   WSW   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 Adams.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Adams. 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   N   57 miles [91.7 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   152 miles [244.6 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   156 miles [251.1 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   157 miles [252.7 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   233 miles [375 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   240 miles [386.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NW   56 miles [90.1 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ENE   89 miles [143.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gragg - Wade Fld.   [Map]   02A   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Prattville - Grouby Fld.   [Map]   1A9   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Craig Fld.(ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]   SEM   SSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Autauga Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Wetumpka Muni.   [Map]   08A   ESE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Vaiden Fld.   [Map]   A08   WSW   35 miles [56.3 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
 
Craig Fld.   (ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        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
 
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [Map]
        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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International 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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Adams. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Adams) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Adams. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7396, Longitude: -86.8328     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Adams 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 Adams), 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 Adams.



 
 
 

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