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The location of Avondale

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Avondale ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It lies immediately west of Avondale. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the southwest of Avondale and has a population of 99,500 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.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   SE   5 miles [8 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Cahaba Heights   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
English Village   [Map]   ---   S   Less than 2 miles
Fairfield Village   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Forestdale   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fultondale   [Map]   9,084   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Gate City   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hooper City   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Irondale   [Map]   12,359   E   5 miles [8 km]
Marks Village   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Mason City   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Pratt City   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Tarrant   [Map]   6,268   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Vulcan City   [Map]   ---   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Zion City   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]

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

Jefferson County ...

Avondale is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Avondale ...

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.

Cherokee Forest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South of Avondale   [Map]
English Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Five Points South   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Forest Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Gate City   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Glen Iris   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Grove Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Holiday Gardens   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Kingsway Terrace   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Marks Village   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mountain Brook   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mountain Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Plain View   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Rosedale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Trotwood Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Village Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Vulcan City   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Woodlawn   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Woodlawn Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   S   23 miles [37 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   E   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 Avondale.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Avondale. 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   NNE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   135 miles [217.3 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   179 miles [288.1 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   210 miles [338 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   210 miles [338 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   211 miles [339.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   52 miles [83.7 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   77 miles [123.9 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   85 miles [136.8 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   87 miles [140 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   96 miles [154.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   S   23 miles [37 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   E   41 miles [66 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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [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
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International 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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery 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 Avondale. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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 Avondale.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avondale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5218, Longitude: -86.7780     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Avondale 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 Avondale), 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 Avondale.



 
 
 

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