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Introduction ...

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

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Around Bankhead ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Rome (GA). It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the southeast of Bankhead. Rome (GA) has a population of 36,300 people.<1>

The next largest community is Gadsden. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the southwest of Bankhead and has a population of 36,100 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 Bankhead and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,462   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,688   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,150   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,385   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,580   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,722   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   16,309   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,841   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Dalton (GA)   [Map]   33,853   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   9,803   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
East Brainerd (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Harrison Ferry (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Middle Valley Estates (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Signal Terrace (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   42 miles [67.6 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alpine   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Broomtown   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Douglas   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hammondville   [Map]   487   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Henagar   [Map]   2,346   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Ider   [Map]   716   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mentone   [Map]   368   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Sylvania   [Map]   1,854   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Valley Head   [Map]   550   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   529   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Menlo (GA)   [Map]   468   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Summerville (GA)   [Map]   4,452   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Trion (GA)   [Map]   1,785   E   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

DeKalb County ...

Bankhead is located in DeKalb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

While not sharing a border with DeKalb County, the counties of Whitfield (GA) and Catoosa (GA) are close to Bankhead.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Bankhead ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   WSW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Barwick - Lafayette Airport   [Map]   9A5   ENE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Richard B. Russell Airport(ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]   RMG   ESE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   NNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   WNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   APT   N   34 miles [54.7 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 Bankhead.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bankhead. 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
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   SE   90 miles [144.8 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SW   97 miles [156.1 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   123 miles [197.9 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNW   125 miles [201.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NNE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   W   69 miles [111 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   S   99 miles [159.3 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   W   117 miles [188.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   WSW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Barwick - Lafayette Airport   [Map]   9A5   ENE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Richard B. Russell Airport(ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]   RMG   ESE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   NNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   WNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   APT   N   34 miles [54.7 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.

Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta 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
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richard B. Russell Airport   (ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dalton Muni.   (DNN/KDNN)   [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
 
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
 
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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        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
 
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 Bankhead. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.us/

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 Bankhead.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bankhead. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5604, Longitude: -85.5530     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bankhead 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 Bankhead), 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 Bankhead.



 
 
 

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