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Blackburn, Alabama
(Lauderdale County)

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Blackburn ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Johnson Ford (TN). It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the northwest of Blackburn. Johnson Ford (TN) has a population of 65,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the southeast of Blackburn and has a population of 55,100 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 from Blackburn and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Athens   [Map]   25,393   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Florence   [Map]   39,959   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Corinth (MS)   [Map]   14,818   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,736   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mount Lebanon (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   7,758   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Savannah (TN)   [Map]   7,019   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tulu (TN)   [Map]   ---   W   43 miles [69.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Arnot   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Beach Grove   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cloverdale   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cypress Creek   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ford City   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Green Hill   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Killen   [Map]   977   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
McGee Town   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Nitrate City   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Saint Florian   [Map]   591   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Wilson Dam   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Zip City   [Map]   ---   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Iron City (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   787   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Lauderdale County ...

Blackburn is located in 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 Blackburn ...

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.

Emerald Shores   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast of Blackburn   [Map]
Falconhead   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hickory Hills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Keys Chapel (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Lockland   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mansion View   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mars Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Petersville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Stoney Point (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Terrace View   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Twin Brooks   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Twin Oaks   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Village Pines   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Woodlawn   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Zip City   -   2 miles [3.2 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 Blackburn.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   WSW   31 miles [49.9 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 Blackburn.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Blackburn. 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
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   98 miles [157.7 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SSE   107 miles [172.2 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   W   132 miles [212.4 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   204 miles [328.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   ESE   53 miles [85.3 km]
John C. Tune Airport (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]   JWN   NNE   96 miles [154.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   WSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   ENE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hassell Fld.   [Map]   M29   NNW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport(ICAO: KSNH)   [Map]   SNH   WNW   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
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KSNH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [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
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
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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 Blackburn.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blackburn. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9309, Longitude: -87.6461     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blackburn 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 Blackburn), 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 Blackburn.


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