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The location of Bedford

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Bedford ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Tupelo (MS). It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the northwest of Bedford. Tupelo (MS) has a population of 38,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Starkville (MS). It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the southwest of Bedford and has a population of 25,600 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 Bedford and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Fayette   [Map]   4,432   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Haleyville   [Map]   4,074   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,739   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Red Bay   [Map]   3,119   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Winfield   [Map]   4,531   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]   5,391   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Amory (MS)   [Map]   7,067   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Columbus (MS)   [Map]   24,561   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Fulton (MS)   [Map]   4,066   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Houston (MS)   [Map]   3,524   W   46 miles [74 km]
Macon (MS)   [Map]   2,614   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Okolona (MS)   [Map]   2,618   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Saltillo (MS)   [Map]   5,008   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Verona (MS)   [Map]   3,019   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
West Point (MS)   [Map]   10,880   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Beaverton   [Map]   187   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Belk   [Map]   207   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Bluff   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Detroit   [Map]   227   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Guin   [Map]   2,305   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hightogy   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Kennedy   [Map]   429   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Kirkland   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Millport   [Map]   999   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Sulligent   [Map]   1,849   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Vernon   [Map]   1,896   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   1,050   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Gattman (MS)   [Map]   87   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hatley (MS)   [Map]   467   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Vinton (MS)   [Map]   ---   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]

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

Lamar County ...

Bedford is located in Lamar County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lamar County: Fayette, Marion, Pickens, Lowndes (MS) & Monroe (MS).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bedford ...

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.

Border Springs (MS) (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South of Bedford   [Map]
Buttahatchie (MS) (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Crews   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Flint Hill (MS)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Gallagher Ferry (MS)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Grubb Springs (MS) (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Mormon Springs (MS)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Moscow   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pine Springs   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Star   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Temperence Hill (MS) (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Wise Gap (MS)   -   10 miles [16.1 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 Bedford.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lamar Co. Airport   [Map]   M55   ENE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Monroe Co. Airport   [Map]   M40   WNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Stinson Fld. Muni.   [Map]   ---   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Phillips Intl.   [Map]   ---   SSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport(UBS/KUBS)   [Map]   UBS   SSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   HAB   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
McCharen Fld.   [Map]   M83   WSW   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 Bedford.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bedford. 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   E   85 miles [136.8 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   132 miles [212.4 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   182 miles [292.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   217 miles [349.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SE   52 miles [83.7 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNE   73 miles [117.5 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NE   100 miles [160.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lamar Co. Airport   [Map]   M55   ENE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Monroe Co. Airport   [Map]   M40   WNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Stinson Fld. Muni.   [Map]   ---   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Phillips Intl.   [Map]   ---   SSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport(UBS/KUBS)   [Map]   UBS   SSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   HAB   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
McCharen Fld.   [Map]   M83   WSW   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
 
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport   (UBS/KUBS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Golden Triangle Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGTR)   [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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Lamar County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bedford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7959, Longitude: -88.2070     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bedford 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 Bedford), 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 Bedford.



 
 
 

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