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Introduction ...

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

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Around Boyd ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Meridian (MS). It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the southwest of Boyd. Meridian (MS) has a population of 39,700 people.<1>

The next largest community is Philadelphia (MS). It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the west of Boyd and has a population of 7,400 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 are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Aliceville   [Map]   2,381   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Butler   [Map]   1,798   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Demopolis   [Map]   7,148   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Eutaw   [Map]   2,766   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Greensboro   [Map]   2,387   E   41 miles [66 km]
Linden   [Map]   2,025   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Livingston   [Map]   3,414   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Moundville   [Map]   2,460   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Uniontown   [Map]   2,415   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
York   [Map]   2,399   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Decatur (MS)   [Map]   1,797   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Macon (MS)   [Map]   2,616   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Marion (MS)   [Map]   1,574   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Quitman (MS)   [Map]   2,209   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Union (MS)   [Map]   1,987   W   47 miles [75.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Arrington   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bellamy   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Boligee   [Map]   309   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Cuba   [Map]   321   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Emelle   [Map]   50   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Epes   [Map]   183   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gainesville   [Map]   197   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Geiger   [Map]   161   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Intercourse   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Moore Town   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Panola   [Map]   ---   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Ward   [Map]   ---   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
De Kalb (MS)   [Map]   1,057   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Scooba (MS)   [Map]   702   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Sumter County ...

Boyd is located in Sumter County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sumter County: Choctaw, Greene, Marengo, Pickens, Kemper (MS), Lauderdale (MS) & Noxubee (MS).

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Boyd ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Demopolis Muni.   [Map]   DYA   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Eutaw Muni.   [Map]   3A7   ENE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Key Fld.(MEI/KMEI)   [Map]   MEI   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport(ICAO: K09A)   [Map]   09A   SSE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Macon Muni.   [Map]   20M   NNW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Linden Muni.   [Map]   ---   SE   41 miles [66 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 Boyd.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Boyd. 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   NE   110 miles [177 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSE   162 miles [260.7 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SE   180 miles [289.7 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NNW   192 miles [309 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   234 miles [376.6 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   259 miles [416.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NE   57 miles [91.7 km]
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl. (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]   PIB   SW   99 miles [159.3 km]
Jackson - Evers Intl. (JAN/KJAN)   [Map]   JAN   W   105 miles [169 km]
Hattiesburg Muni. (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]   HBG   SSW   108 miles [173.8 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   E   113 miles [181.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Demopolis Muni.   [Map]   DYA   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Eutaw Muni.   [Map]   3A7   ENE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Key Fld.(MEI/KMEI)   [Map]   MEI   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport(ICAO: K09A)   [Map]   09A   SSE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Macon Muni.   [Map]   20M   NNW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Linden Muni.   [Map]   ---   SE   41 miles [66 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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional 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
 
Key Fld.   (MEI/KMEI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport   (ICAO: K09A)   [Map]
        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
 
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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jackson - Evers Intl.   (JAN/KJAN)   [Map]
        Website for Jackson - Evers International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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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 Boyd.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boyd. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6196, Longitude: -88.3042     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Boyd 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 Boyd), 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 Boyd.



 
 
 

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