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Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Around Ashford ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Dothan. It is located about 10 miles [16 km] to the west of Ashford. Dothan has a population of 68,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Enterprise. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the west of Ashford and has a population of 28,000 people.

For comparison, Ashford has a population of 2,200 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 Ashford and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Clayton   [Map]   2,925   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Daleville   [Map]   5,141   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Eufaula   [Map]   12,596   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Geneva   [Map]   4,460   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hartford   [Map]   2,647   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Headland   [Map]   4,736   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ozark   [Map]   14,719   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   2,726   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Chattahoochee (FL)   [Map]   3,144   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chipley (FL)   [Map]   3,565   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Marianna (FL)   [Map]   9,100   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Bainbridge (GA)   [Map]   12,507   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Blakely (GA)   [Map]   4,871   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Cuthbert (GA)   [Map]   3,670   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Donalsonville (GA)   [Map]   2,675   SE   23 miles [37 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Avon   [Map]   530   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Columbia   [Map]   737   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cottonwood   [Map]   1,264   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cowarts   [Map]   1,988   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Gordon   [Map]   327   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Grimes   [Map]   546   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Kinsey   [Map]   2,197   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Madrid   [Map]   338   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Napier Field   [Map]   347   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Parish   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Parker Village   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Rehobeth   [Map]   1,449   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Taylor   [Map]   2,402   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Webb   [Map]   1,413   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Cedar Springs (GA)   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Houston County ...

Ashford is located in Houston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Houston County: Dale, Geneva, Henry, Jackson (FL), Early (GA) & Seminole (GA).

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ashford ...

Looking for more information about Ashford? 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 Ashford, 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 Ashford.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Ashford ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Headland Muni.   [Map]   0J6   NNW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Marianna Muni.(ICAO: KMAI)   [Map]   MAI   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Donalsonville Muni.   [Map]   17J   ESE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Early Co. Airport(ICAO: KBIJ)   [Map]   BIJ   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Abbeville Muni.   [Map]   0J0   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Tri-Co. Airport   [Map]   1J0   SW   31 miles [49.9 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 Ashford.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Ashford. 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
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   WSW   90 miles [144.8 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   WSW   125 miles [201.2 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   NNE   175 miles [281.6 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNW   186 miles [299.3 km]
Jacksonville Intl. (JAX/KJAX)   [Map]   JAX   ESE   215 miles [346 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.(ABY/KABY)   [Map]   ABY   ENE   66 miles [106.2 km]
Panama City - Bay County Intl. (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]   PFN   SSW   72 miles [115.9 km]
Tallahassee Rgnl. (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]   TLH   SE   75 miles [120.7 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   N   93 miles [149.7 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   NW   102 miles [164.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Headland Muni.   [Map]   0J6   NNW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Marianna Muni.(ICAO: KMAI)   [Map]   MAI   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Donalsonville Muni.   [Map]   17J   ESE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Early Co. Airport(ICAO: KBIJ)   [Map]   BIJ   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Abbeville Muni.   [Map]   0J0   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Tri-Co. Airport   [Map]   1J0   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Geneva Muni.   [Map]   33J   WSW   38 miles [61.2 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.

Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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 Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan 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
 
Marianna Muni.   (ICAO: KMAI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Early Co. Airport   (ICAO: KBIJ)   [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
 
Decatur Co. Air Park   (BGE/KBGE)   [Map]
        Website for Decatur County Industrial Air Park
        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
 
Jacksonville Intl.   (JAX/KJAX)   [Map]
        Website for Jacksonville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Savannah / Hilton Head Intl.   (SAV/KSAV)   [Map]
        Website for Savannah / Hilton Head 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
 
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.   (ABY/KABY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Panama City - Bay County Intl.   (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]
        Website for Panama City - Bay County International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tallahassee Rgnl.   (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]
        Website for Tallahassee Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

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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 Ashford.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1854, Longitude: -85.2366     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ashford 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 Ashford), 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 Ashford.



 
 
 

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