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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

Around Anderson ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the east of Anderson. Huntsville has a population of 191,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the southeast of Anderson and has a population of 55,400 people.

For comparison, Anderson has a population of 280 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 starting from Anderson and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Athens   [Map]   24,966   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Florence   [Map]   40,026   W   23 miles [37 km]
Haleyville   [Map]   4,088   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,493   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Madison   [Map]   46,962   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Moulton   [Map]   3,337   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,706   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,847   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,108   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,474   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Jonesboro (TN) - Historic   [Map]   ---   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Beach Grove   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bethel   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Cairo   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cedar Hill   [Map]   ---   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Elgin   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Green Hill   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Killen   [Map]   982   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lester   [Map]   121   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lexington   [Map]   723   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Rogersville   [Map]   1,231   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Loretto (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Lauderdale County ...

Anderson is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Anderson ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SSW   18 miles [29 km]
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   WSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   SSE   39 miles [62.8 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 Anderson.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Anderson. 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
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   89 miles [143.2 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SSE   97 miles [156.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SSW   18 miles [29 km]
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   WSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   SSE   39 miles [62.8 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.

Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Madison County Exec.   (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]
        Website for Madison County Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fayetteville Muni.   (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]
        Website for Fayetteville Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Maury Co. Airport   (ICAO: KMRC)   [Map]
        Website for Maury 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
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ellington Airport   (ICAO: KLUG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        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
 
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
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune 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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anderson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9147, Longitude: -87.2716     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Anderson 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 Anderson), 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 Anderson.



 
 
 

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