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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Coal City.

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Around Coal City ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the west of Coal City. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoover. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the southwest of Coal City and has a population of 84,800 people.

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

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,707   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Albertville   [Map]   21,462   N   41 miles [66 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,347   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,730   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Center Point   [Map]   16,655   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   36,084   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,264   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,708   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,710   W   46 miles [74 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,691   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,249   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Pelham   [Map]   22,885   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,709   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,023   W   18 miles [29 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,174   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Ashville   [Map]   2,256   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Avondale Village   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Branchville   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Colony   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cook's Springs   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cropwell   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Glen City   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Lincoln   [Map]   6,524   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Odenville   [Map]   3,695   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,646   S   5 miles [8 km]
Ragland   [Map]   1,682   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Riverside   [Map]   2,300   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Wattsville   [Map]   ---   NW   Less than 2 miles
Windsong Island   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Saint Clair County ...

Coal City is located in Saint Clair County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Clair County: Blount, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby & Talladega.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Coal City ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   ESE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNE   23 miles [37 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   NNE   23 miles [37 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   WSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   ENE   29 miles [46.7 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 Coal City.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Coal City. 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   WSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   105 miles [169 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   171 miles [275.2 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   196 miles [315.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SE   63 miles [101.4 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNW   73 miles [117.5 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   83 miles [133.6 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   S   94 miles [151.3 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NW   107 miles [172.2 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   SE   110 miles [177 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NNE   112 miles [180.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   ESE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNE   23 miles [37 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   NNE   23 miles [37 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   ENE   29 miles [46.7 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.

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
 
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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [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
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        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 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
 
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
 
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 Coal City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.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 Coal City.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coal City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6607, Longitude: -86.2633     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Coal City 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 Coal City), 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 Coal City.



 
 
 

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