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The location of Atwood

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Atwood ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Florence. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the northeast of Atwood. Florence has a population of 40,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tupelo (MS). It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the west of Atwood and has a population of 38,800 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 going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Fayette   [Map]   4,432   S   46 miles [74 km]
Haleyville   [Map]   4,074   E   23 miles [37 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,739   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Moulton   [Map]   3,343   E   41 miles [66 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Winfield   [Map]   4,531   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]   5,391   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Amory (MS)   [Map]   7,067   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Booneville (MS)   [Map]   8,744   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Corinth (MS)   [Map]   14,818   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Fulton (MS)   [Map]   4,066   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Saltillo (MS)   [Map]   5,008   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bear Creek   [Map]   1,041   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Belgreen   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Burntout   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hackleburg   [Map]   1,477   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hodges   [Map]   284   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Phil Campbell   [Map]   1,273   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Red Bay   [Map]   3,119   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Spruce Pine   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Vina   [Map]   356   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Weston   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Belmont (MS)   [Map]   2,032   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Golden (MS)   [Map]   189   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Oakland (MS)   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   336   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Tremont (MS)   [Map]   464   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Franklin County ...

Atwood is located in Franklin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Colbert, Lawrence, Marion, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Tishomingo (MS).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Atwood ...

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.

Glasgow Corner   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast of Atwood   [Map]
Halltown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Jim Williams Ford   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Jordans Mill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Nix Mill   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Pigeye   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Piney Bend   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Red Bay   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Seven Pines   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   HAB   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   ENE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Fulton - Itawamba Co. Airport   [Map]   11M   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   NNW   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 Atwood.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Atwood. 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   SE   89 miles [143.2 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   121 miles [194.7 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   142 miles [228.5 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   210 miles [338 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   ENE   72 miles [115.9 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SSE   81 miles [130.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   HAB   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   ENE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Fulton - Itawamba Co. Airport   [Map]   11M   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   NNW   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
 
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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tupelo Rgnl.   (TUP/KTUP)   [Map]
        Website for Tupelo Regional 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Franklin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3607, Longitude: -87.9950     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Atwood 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 Atwood), 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 Atwood.



 
 
 

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