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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Alexander City.

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Around Alexander City ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Montgomery. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the southwest of Alexander City. Montgomery has a population of 200,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Auburn. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the southeast of Alexander City and has a population of 63,100 people.

For comparison, Alexander City has a population of 14,800 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 it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Calera   [Map]   13,489   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Chelsea   [Map]   ---   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Clanton   [Map]   8,846   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln   [Map]   6,491   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Millbrook   [Map]   15,413   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Opelika   [Map]   29,869   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   N   46 miles [74 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Pike Road   [Map]   8,777   S   46 miles [74 km]
Prattville   [Map]   35,606   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Sylacauga   [Map]   12,540   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Tuskegee   [Map]   8,722   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Valley   [Map]   9,377   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Wetumpka   [Map]   8,219   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Agricola   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Camp Hill   [Map]   975   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Dadeville   [Map]   3,128   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Equality   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Goldville   [Map]   53   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Goodwater   [Map]   1,324   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hackneyville   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hissop   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   801   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Kellyton   [Map]   197   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mount Olive   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
New Site   [Map]   754   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Our Town   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ray   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Rockford   [Map]   444   W   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

Tallapoosa County ...

Alexander City is located in Tallapoosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tallapoosa County: Chambers, Clay, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Macon & Randolph.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alexander City ...

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.

Fishpond   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest of Alexander City   [Map]
Flint Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Fuller   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Indian Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Island Home   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Jon   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Our Town   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Parish Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Piney Point   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sunny Level   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alexander City ...

Looking for more information about Alexander City? 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 Alexander City, 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 Alexander City.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Alexander City. 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 Alexander City. 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

TripAdvisor Link to:

    Alabama Statewide Tourism
    Alexander City Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Alexander City


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 Alexander City ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Thomas C. Russell Fld.(ICAO: KALX)   [Map]   ALX   WSW   Less than 2 miles
Coosa Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   NNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Camp Hill Airport   [Map]   ---   ESE   18 miles [29 km]
Ashland - Lineville Airport   [Map]   26A   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Tallassee Muni.   [Map]   ---   S   30 miles [48.3 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 Alexander City.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Alexander City. 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   NW   64 miles [103 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   99 miles [159.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ENE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   ESE   64 miles [103 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WNW   99 miles [159.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Thomas C. Russell Fld.(ICAO: KALX)   [Map]   ALX   WSW   Less than 2 miles
Coosa Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   NNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Camp Hill Airport   [Map]   ---   ESE   18 miles [29 km]
Ashland - Lineville Airport   [Map]   26A   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Tallassee Muni.   [Map]   ---   S   30 miles [48.3 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
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Auburn - Opelika Airport   (AUO/KAUO)   [Map]
        Website for Auburn - Opelika Robert G. Pitts 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
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [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
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson 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
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Alabama

About Tallapoosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alexander City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9240, Longitude: -85.9354     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alexander City 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 Alexander City), 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 Alexander City.



 
 
 

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