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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Blue Springs.

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Around Blue Springs ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Dothan. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the south of Blue Springs. Dothan has a population of 68,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Enterprise. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the southwest of Blue Springs and has a population of 28,000 people.

For comparison, Blue Springs has a population of 91 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 and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Abbeville   [Map]   2,603   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Clayton   [Map]   2,904   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Daleville   [Map]   5,101   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Elba   [Map]   3,893   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Eufaula   [Map]   12,404   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Geneva   [Map]   4,424   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Hartford   [Map]   2,638   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Headland   [Map]   4,741   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Luverne   [Map]   2,825   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Ozark   [Map]   14,610   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Taylor   [Map]   ---   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Troy   [Map]   19,191   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Union Springs   [Map]   3,749   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Blakely (GA)   [Map]   4,702   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Cuthbert (GA)   [Map]   3,664   E   42 miles [67.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Ariton   [Map]   741   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Baker Hill   [Map]   261   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Banks   [Map]   173   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Brundidge   [Map]   1,972   W   18 miles [29 km]
Clio   [Map]   1,470   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Clopton   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Frisco   [Map]   ---   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Graball   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Louisville   [Map]   477   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Newton   [Map]   1,459   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Newville   [Map]   517   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Oakey Grove   [Map]   ---   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Screamer   [Map]   ---   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Skipperville   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Barbour County ...

Blue Springs is located in Barbour County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Barbour County: Bullock, Dale, Henry, Pike, Russell, Clay (GA), Quitman (GA) & Stewart (GA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blue Springs ...

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.

Edgefield   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast of Blue Springs   [Map]
Elamville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Lime Sink   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Louisville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Pratts   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Roberts Crossroads   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Skipperville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Texasville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Clayton Muni.   [Map]   11A   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Abbeville Muni.   [Map]   0J0   ESE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   SSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Brundidge Muni.   [Map]   60A   WNW   18 miles [29 km]
Headland Muni.   [Map]   0J6   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   S   23 miles [37 km]
Weedon Fld.(ICAO: KEUF)   [Map]   EUF   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Troy Muni.(ICAO: KTOI)   [Map]   TOI   WNW   32 miles [51.5 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 Blue Springs.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Blue Springs. 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   SW   101 miles [162.5 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SW   129 miles [207.6 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNW   149 miles [239.8 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   NNE   149 miles [239.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   S   23 miles [37 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   NNE   67 miles [107.8 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   NW   68 miles [109.4 km]
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.(ABY/KABY)   [Map]   ABY   E   77 miles [123.9 km]
Panama City - Bay County Intl. (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]   PFN   S   100 miles [160.9 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   N   101 miles [162.5 km]
Tallahassee Rgnl. (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]   TLH   SE   110 miles [177 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Clayton Muni.   [Map]   11A   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Abbeville Muni.   [Map]   0J0   ESE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   SSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Brundidge Muni.   [Map]   60A   WNW   18 miles [29 km]
Headland Muni.   [Map]   0J6   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Weedon Fld.(ICAO: KEUF)   [Map]   EUF   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Troy Muni.(ICAO: KTOI)   [Map]   TOI   WNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Enterprise Muni.   [Map]   EDN   SW   34 miles [54.7 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
 
Panama City - Bay County Intl.   (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]
        Website for Panama City - Bay County International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tallahassee Rgnl.   (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]
        Website for Tallahassee Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Weedon Fld.   (ICAO: KEUF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Troy Muni.   (ICAO: KTOI)   [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
 
Savannah / Hilton Head Intl.   (SAV/KSAV)   [Map]
        Website for Savannah / Hilton Head 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
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan 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
 
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.   (ABY/KABY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Barbour County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6635, Longitude: -85.5035     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blue Springs 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 Blue Springs), 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 Blue Springs.



 
 
 

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