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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

Around Benson ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Gadsden. It lies just east of where Benson would have been located. Gadsden has a population of 36,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Anniston. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the southeast of Benson and has a population of 22,300 people.

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

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,462   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,688   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Center Point   [Map]   16,655   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,350   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,150   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,711   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Irondale   [Map]   12,423   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,222   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Leeds   [Map]   11,936   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Moody   [Map]   12,593   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,249   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,646   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,722   N   41 miles [66 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,709   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,023   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabama City   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Altoona   [Map]   924   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Attalla   [Map]   5,899   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Douglas   [Map]   758   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Egypt   [Map]   ---   N   Less than 2 miles
Gallant   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Ivalee   [Map]   ---   SE   Less than 2 miles
Mountainboro   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,580   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Reece City   [Map]   632   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Ridgeville   [Map]   105   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Sardis City   [Map]   1,755   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Steele   [Map]   1,078   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Walnut Grove   [Map]   685   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Whitesboro   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Etowah County ...

Benson would have been located within present day Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Benson ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   WSW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   NNW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   NNW   25 miles [40.2 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 Benson.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Benson. 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   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   103 miles [165.8 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   146 miles [235 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   172 miles [276.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NW   53 miles [85.3 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SE   78 miles [125.5 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NE   87 miles [140 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   95 miles [152.9 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   101 miles [162.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   WSW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   NNW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   NNW   25 miles [40.2 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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        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
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [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
 
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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Etowah County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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 Benson.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Benson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Benson) 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 Benson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Benson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Benson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0473, Longitude: -86.1583     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Benson 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 Benson), 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 Benson.



 
 
 

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