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Attalla, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Attalla ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the southwest of Attalla. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Gadsden. It lies just east of Attalla and has a population of 35,800 people.

For comparison, Attalla has a population of 5,900 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
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Irondale   [Map]   12,359   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,657   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Moody   [Map]   12,823   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Alabama City   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Altoona   [Map]   919   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cochran Springs   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Edwardsville   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Egypt   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Gallant   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Ivalee   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Mountainboro   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,531   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Reece City   [Map]   628   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Ridgeville   [Map]   105   N   5 miles [8 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,600   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Steele   [Map]   1,086   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Walnut Grove   [Map]   681   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Etowah County ...

Attalla is located in Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Attalla ...

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.

Cave Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast of Attalla   [Map]
Egypt   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Gallant   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Gilberts Ferry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Goodyear   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Gum Springs (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Happy Hollow   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hood   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Lester   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Listers Ferry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Littleton   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Maryville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Noble Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Pilgrims Rest   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pull Tight (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rainbow City   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rockledge   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Scenic Heights   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Walnut Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Wisdom Ferry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Attalla ...

Looking for more information about Attalla? 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 Attalla, 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 Attalla.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Attalla. 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 Attalla. 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
    Attalla Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Attalla

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 Attalla ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   ESE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   ESE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   NNW   18 miles [29 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 Attalla.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Attalla. 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   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   100 miles [160.9 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   150 miles [241.4 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   174 miles [280 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NW   58 miles [93.3 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SE   73 miles [117.5 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NE   89 miles [143.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   99 miles [159.3 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   100 miles [160.9 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   S   117 miles [188.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   ESE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   ESE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   NNW   18 miles [29 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
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
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        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
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        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
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International 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
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International 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
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        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 Attalla. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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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 Attalla.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Attalla. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9861, Longitude: -86.1209     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Attalla 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 Attalla), 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 Attalla.


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