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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Beacon Point.

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Around Beacon Point ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the east of Beacon Point. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It lies just south of Beacon Point and has a population of 98,300 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   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,707   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,730   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,213   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   10,907   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,711   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,264   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,708   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,848   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,710   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,071   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,691   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Northport   [Map]   24,772   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Pelham   [Map]   22,885   E   46 miles [74 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,174   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Columbus (MS)   [Map]   23,168   W   49 miles [78.9 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alberta City   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Brookwood   [Map]   1,822   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Buhl   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Coker   [Map]   978   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cottondale   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Echola   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Elrod   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Holt   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Ingleside Village   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Kellerman   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lake Front Village   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Peterson   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Sahama Village   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Samantha   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Wood Village   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Tuscaloosa County ...

Beacon Point is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Beacon Point ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   NNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NNE   39 miles [62.8 km]
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   WSW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Eutaw Muni.   [Map]   3A7   SSW   41 miles [66 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 Beacon Point.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Beacon Point. 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   ENE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   179 miles [288.1 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   181 miles [291.3 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   197 miles [317 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   200 miles [321.9 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   208 miles [334.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   N   95 miles [152.9 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNE   98 miles [157.7 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SE   100 miles [160.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   NNW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NNE   39 miles [62.8 km]
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   WSW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Eutaw Muni.   [Map]   3A7   SSW   41 miles [66 km]
Lamar Co. Airport   [Map]   M55   NW   45 miles [72.4 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
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County 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
 
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport   (UBS/KUBS)   [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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional 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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Beacon Point. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.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 Beacon Point.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beacon Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3640, Longitude: -87.5686     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Beacon Point 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 Beacon Point), 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 Beacon Point.



 
 
 

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