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The location of Belew

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Belew ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the southeast of where Belew would have been located. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Johnson Ford (TN). It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the northwest of Belew and has a population of 65,800 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 Belew and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Athens   [Map]   25,393   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Decatur   [Map]   55,072   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Florence   [Map]   39,959   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Columbia (TN)   [Map]   37,540   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Greenfield Bend (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,736   N   18 miles [29 km]
Lewisburg (TN)   [Map]   11,600   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   7,758   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Anderson   [Map]   276   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Arnot   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Beach Grove   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bethel   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cedar Hill   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Elgin   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Green Hill   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Killen   [Map]   977   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lexington   [Map]   718   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Saint Florian   [Map]   591   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Zip City   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Iron City (TN)   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Loretto (TN)   [Map]   1,752   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   Less than 2 miles
Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   787   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]

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

Lauderdale County ...

Belew would have been located within present day Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Belew ...

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.

Green Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West of Belew   [Map]
Liberty Grove (TN)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Palestine (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Peppertown (TN)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Posey (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Rascal Town (TN)   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Slabtown (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Sweet Gum   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   NNE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   ENE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   SE   36 miles [57.9 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 Belew.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Belew. 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
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   89 miles [143.2 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SSE   106 miles [170.6 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   W   143 miles [230.1 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   195 miles [313.8 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   ENE   201 miles [323.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   ESE   44 miles [70.8 km]
John C. Tune Airport (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]   JWN   NNE   87 miles [140 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   NNE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   ENE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   SE   36 miles [57.9 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.

Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville 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
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Maury Co. Airport   (ICAO: KMRC)   [Map]
        Website for Maury County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KSNH)   [Map]
        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
 
Fayetteville Muni.   (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]
        Website for Fayetteville Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Madison County Exec.   (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]
        Website for Madison County Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ellington Airport   (ICAO: KLUG)   [Map]
        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
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson 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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Belew.

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Belew. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Belew

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Belew. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9915, Longitude: -87.4389     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Belew 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 Belew), 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 Belew.



 
 
 

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