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Introduction ...

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

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Around Beck ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Enterprise. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the east of Beck. Enterprise has a population of 28,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Crestview (FL). It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the south of Beck and has a population of 23,300 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Beck and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Andalusia   [Map]   9,063   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Brewton   [Map]   5,434   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
East Brewton   [Map]   2,419   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Elba   [Map]   3,903   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Evergreen   [Map]   3,774   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Florala   [Map]   1,973   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Geneva   [Map]   4,460   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Greenville   [Map]   7,845   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Level Plains   [Map]   2,023   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Luverne   [Map]   2,834   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Monroeville   [Map]   6,110   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Opp   [Map]   6,658   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Samson   [Map]   1,928   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
De Funiak Springs (FL)   [Map]   5,795   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Milton (FL)   [Map]   9,628   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Babbie   [Map]   606   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bradley   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Brooklyn   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Carolina   [Map]   299   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Centerville   [Map]   ---   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Gantt   [Map]   223   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Heath   [Map]   257   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Horn Hill   [Map]   229   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Libertyville   [Map]   116   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Old Town   [Map]   ---   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Onycha   [Map]   185   E   18 miles [29 km]
Red Level   [Map]   490   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
River Falls   [Map]   527   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Sanford   [Map]   247   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wing   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Covington County ...

Beck is located in Covington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Covington County: Butler, Coffee, Conecuh, Crenshaw, Escambia, Geneva, Okaloosa (FL) & Walton (FL).

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Beck ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
South Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: K79J)   [Map]   79J   ENE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Florala Muni.(ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]   0J4   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Middleton Fld.(ICAO: KGZH)   [Map]   GZH   WNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Brewton Muni.   [Map]   12J   WSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Carl Folsom Airport   [Map]   14J   ENE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Bob Sikes Airport(ICAO: KCEW)   [Map]   CEW   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Enterprise Muni.   [Map]   EDN   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Greenville Muni.   [Map]   ---   N   40 miles [64.4 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 Beck.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Beck. 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
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   53 miles [85.3 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SW   64 miles [103 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   E   67 miles [107.8 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   N   72 miles [115.9 km]
Panama City - Bay County Intl. (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]   PFN   SE   89 miles [143.2 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   WSW   98 miles [157.7 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   WSW   105 miles [169 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
South Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: K79J)   [Map]   79J   ENE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Florala Muni.(ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]   0J4   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Middleton Fld.(ICAO: KGZH)   [Map]   GZH   WNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Brewton Muni.   [Map]   12J   WSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Carl Folsom Airport   [Map]   14J   ENE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Bob Sikes Airport(ICAO: KCEW)   [Map]   CEW   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Enterprise Muni.   [Map]   EDN   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Greenville Muni.   [Map]   ---   N   40 miles [64.4 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.

Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
 
South Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: K79J)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Florala Muni.   (ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Middleton Fld.   (ICAO: KGZH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bob Sikes Airport   (ICAO: KCEW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
MacCrenshaw Meml.   (ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]
        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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jacksonville Intl.   (JAX/KJAX)   [Map]
        Website for Jacksonville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan Regional 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
 
Panama City - Bay County Intl.   (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]
        Website for Panama City - Bay County International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
        Website for Mobile Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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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 Beck.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beck. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2563, Longitude: -86.5847     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Beck 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 Beck), 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 Beck.



 
 
 

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