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 The location of Cherokee 

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Around Cherokee ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Johnson Ford (TN). It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the north of Cherokee. Johnson Ford (TN) has a population of 65,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Florence. It is located about 17 miles [27 km] to the east of Cherokee and has a population of 40,000 people.

For comparison, Cherokee has a population of 1,000 people.

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

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Haleyville   [Map]   4,088   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,772   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,706   E   18 miles [29 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,847   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,108   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,474   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Baldwyn (MS)   [Map]   3,339   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Booneville (MS)   [Map]   8,816   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Corinth (MS)   [Map]   14,866   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Fulton (MS)   [Map]   4,077   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Saltillo (MS)   [Map]   5,004   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Swift (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   41 miles [66 km]
Tulu (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Belgreen   [Map]   ---   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Burntout   [Map]   ---   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Cloverdale   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cypress Creek   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Littleville   [Map]   990   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
McGee Town   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Saint Florian   [Map]   464   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Spring Valley   [Map]   ---   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Waterloo   [Map]   200   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Wilson Dam   [Map]   ---   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Zip City   [Map]   ---   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   932   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Iuka (MS)   [Map]   3,001   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Paden (MS)   [Map]   115   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   338   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Colbert County ...

Cherokee is located in Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cherokee ...

Looking for more information about Cherokee? 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 Cherokee, 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 Cherokee.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Cherokee ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSW   23 miles [37 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SSE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport(ICAO: KSNH)   [Map]   SNH   NNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   E   35 miles [56.3 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 Cherokee.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Cherokee. 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   SE   107 miles [172.2 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   W   115 miles [185.1 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NE   119 miles [191.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   E   68 miles [109.4 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   S   108 miles [173.8 km]
John C. Tune Airport (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]   JWN   NNE   115 miles [185.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSW   23 miles [37 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SSE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport(ICAO: KSNH)   [Map]   SNH   NNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Fulton - Itawamba Co. Airport   [Map]   11M   SW   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.

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International 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
 
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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville 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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional 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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 

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

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.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 Cherokee.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cherokee. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7577, Longitude: -87.9670     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cherokee 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 Cherokee), 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 Cherokee.



 
 
 

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