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Allens Factory, Alabama

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Allens Factory.

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Around Allens Factory ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Decatur. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the northeast of Allens Factory. Decatur has a population of 55,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Florence. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the north of Allens Factory and has a population of 40,000 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 and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Fayette   [Map]   4,432   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Haleyville   [Map]   4,074   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,739   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Moulton   [Map]   3,343   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Priceville   [Map]   3,297   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Winfield   [Map]   4,531   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Amory (MS)   [Map]   7,067   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Fulton (MS)   [Map]   4,066   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Bear Creek   [Map]   1,041   S   Less than 2 miles
Belgreen   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Boar Tush   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Brilliant   [Map]   879   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Burntout   [Map]   ---   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Delmar   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Farriss   [Map]   ---   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hackleburg   [Map]   1,477   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hodges   [Map]   284   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lynn   [Map]   638   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Mount Hope   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Natural Bridge   [Map]   36   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Phil Campbell   [Map]   1,273   N   5 miles [8 km]
Spruce Pine   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Weston   [Map]   ---   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

Marion County ...

Allens Factory is located in Marion County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marion County: Fayette, Franklin, Lamar, Walker, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Monroe (MS).

While not sharing a border with Marion County, the counties of Lamar and Itawamba (MS) are close to Allens Factory.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Allens Factory ...

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.

Boar Tush   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast of Allens Factory   [Map]
Center   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Churntown   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Forkville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Jim Williams Ford   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Liberty Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Littleville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Martintown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Needmore   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Nix   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Nix Mill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pebble   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Posey Mill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Spruce Pine   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Thornhill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Allens Factory. 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 Allens Factory. 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 Allens Factory ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   HAB   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   ESE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   27 miles [43.5 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 Allens Factory.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Allens Factory. 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
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SE   74 miles [119.1 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   138 miles [222.1 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   140 miles [225.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   193 miles [310.6 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   ENE   235 miles [378.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   ENE   59 miles [95 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   S   73 miles [117.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   HAB   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   ESE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   27 miles [43.5 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
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis 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
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta 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
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama 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
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        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 Allens Factory.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Allens Factory. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Allens Factory) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allens Factory. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2790, Longitude: -87.7214     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Allens Factory 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 Allens Factory), 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 Allens Factory.


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