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Colonial Hills, Alabama
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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Colonial Hills.

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Around Colonial Hills ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the northeast of Colonial Hills. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It lies immediately northwest of Colonial Hills and has a population of 98,300 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 from Colonial Hills and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,707   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,730   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,213   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Chelsea   [Map]   12,059   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   10,907   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,711   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,264   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,708   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,848   E   41 miles [66 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,710   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,071   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,691   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Northport   [Map]   24,772   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pelham   [Map]   22,885   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,174   E   46 miles [74 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alberta City   [Map]   ---   SW   Less than 2 miles
Brookwood   [Map]   1,822   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Buhl   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Coaling   [Map]   1,648   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Coker   [Map]   978   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cottondale   [Map]   ---   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Duncanville   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Foster's   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Holt   [Map]   ---   NE   Less than 2 miles
Ingleside Village   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Kellerman   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lake Front Village   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Peterson   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Sahama Village   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Wood Village   [Map]   ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]

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

Tuscaloosa County ...

Colonial Hills is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Colonial Hills ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   WNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Eutaw Muni.   [Map]   3A7   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   SSW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   NNW   38 miles [61.2 km]
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   W   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 Colonial Hills.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Colonial Hills. 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   ENE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   179 miles [288.1 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   189 miles [304.2 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   190 miles [305.8 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   197 miles [317 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   205 miles [329.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SE   90 miles [144.8 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   N   105 miles [169 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNE   106 miles [170.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   WNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Eutaw Muni.   [Map]   3A7   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   SSW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   NNW   38 miles [61.2 km]
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   W   41 miles [66 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   E   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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International 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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport   (UBS/KUBS)   [Map]
        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 Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery 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
 

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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 Colonial Hills.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colonial Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2193, Longitude: -87.5003     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Colonial Hills 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 Colonial Hills), 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 Colonial Hills.



 
 
 

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