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Introduction ...

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

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Around Chelsea ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 16 miles [25 km] to the northwest of Chelsea. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoover. It is located about 10 miles [16 km] to the west of Chelsea and has a population of 85,000 people.

For comparison, Chelsea has a population of 12,100 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 starting from Chelsea and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Alexander City   [Map]   14,773   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   W   23 miles [37 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Cahaba Heights   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Columbiana   [Map]   4,539   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Harpersville   [Map]   1,680   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Indian Springs Village   [Map]   2,544   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Inverness   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lake Purdy   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Meadowbrook   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Saginaw   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Shoal Creek   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Siluria   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Sterrett   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Vandiver   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Westover   [Map]   1,542   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Wilsonville   [Map]   1,987   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Shelby County ...

Chelsea is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Chelsea ...

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.

Camp Horne   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest of Chelsea   [Map]
Fourmile   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Fungo Hollow   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Heritage Oaks   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hickory Ridge   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hunters Glen (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Indian Springs Ranch   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Indian Springs Village   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Indian Valley   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Joinertown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Lake Purdy   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Meadow Ridge   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Meadowbrook   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Nelson   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Quail Run   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Riverwood   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Shoal Creek   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Shoal Run   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Sunnymeadows   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Valley Station   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Wine Ridge   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chelsea ...

Looking for more information about Chelsea? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Chelsea, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Chelsea.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

TripAdvisor Link to:

    Alabama Statewide Tourism
    Chelsea Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Chelsea


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 Chelsea ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   ESE   21 miles [33.8 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Gragg - Wade Fld.   [Map]   02A   S   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 Chelsea.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Chelsea. 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   NNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   128 miles [206 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   193 miles [310.6 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   196 miles [315.4 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   199 miles [320.3 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   224 miles [360.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   W   56 miles [90.1 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   S   72 miles [115.9 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   E   74 miles [119.1 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   90 miles [144.8 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   112 miles [180.2 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   ESE   113 miles [181.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   ESE   21 miles [33.8 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Gragg - Wade Fld.   [Map]   02A   S   32 miles [51.5 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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International 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
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [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
 
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional 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
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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 Chelsea.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Chelsea. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Chelsea) 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 Chelsea. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chelsea

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chelsea. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3261, Longitude: -86.6355     [Map].

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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 Chelsea), 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 Chelsea.



 
 
 

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