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Introduction ...

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

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Around Akron ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the northeast of Akron. Tuscaloosa has a population of 98,300 people.<1>

The next largest community is Northport. It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the north of Akron and has a population of 24,800 people.

For comparison, Akron has a population of 340 people.

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

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Aliceville   [Map]   2,381   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Brent   [Map]   4,898   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Centreville   [Map]   2,704   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Demopolis   [Map]   7,148   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Eutaw   [Map]   2,766   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Greensboro   [Map]   2,387   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lake View   [Map]   2,114   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Linden   [Map]   2,025   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Livingston   [Map]   3,414   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Marion   [Map]   3,447   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Moundville   [Map]   2,460   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Uniontown   [Map]   2,415   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Valley Grande   [Map]   3,849   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
York   [Map]   2,399   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Macon (MS)   [Map]   2,616   W   50 miles [80.5 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Arcola   [Map]   ---   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Boligee   [Map]   309   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Clinton   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Duncanville   [Map]   ---   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Forkland   [Map]   601   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Foster's   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gainesville   [Map]   197   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Knoxville   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Newbern   [Map]   179   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Oak Village   [Map]   ---   NW   Less than 2 miles
Ralph   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sahama Village   [Map]   ---   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Sawyerville   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Union   [Map]   223   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
West Greene   [Map]   ---   W   20 miles [32.2 km]

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

Hale County ...

Akron is located in Hale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hale County: Bibb, Greene, Marengo, Perry & Tuscaloosa.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Akron ...

Looking for more information about Akron? 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 Akron, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Akron.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Akron ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Eutaw Muni.   [Map]   3A7   WSW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   SSE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NNE   24 miles [38.6 km]
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   WNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Demopolis Muni.   [Map]   DYA   SSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Vaiden Fld.   [Map]   A08   SE   32 miles [51.5 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 Akron.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Akron. 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   NE   74 miles [119.1 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   169 miles [272 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   180 miles [289.7 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   196 miles [315.4 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   198 miles [318.7 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   232 miles [373.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NNE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   ESE   88 miles [141.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Eutaw Muni.   [Map]   3A7   WSW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   SSE   14 miles [22.5 km]
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   WNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Demopolis Muni.   [Map]   DYA   SSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Vaiden Fld.   [Map]   A08   SE   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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport   (UBS/KUBS)   [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
 
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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis 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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Hale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Akron. 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 Akron.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Akron. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8785, Longitude: -87.7428     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Akron 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 Akron), 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 Akron.



 
 
 

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