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Introduction ...

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

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Around Columbus City ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the northwest of Columbus City. Huntsville has a population of 191,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the west of Columbus City and has a population of 55,400 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
Albertville   [Map]   21,462   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Arab   [Map]   8,295   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Athens   [Map]   24,966   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Attalla   [Map]   5,899   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,688   S   18 miles [29 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,350   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,150   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   36,084   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,385   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,493   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Madison   [Map]   46,962   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Oneonta   [Map]   6,615   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,580   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,722   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,572   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Chigger Hill   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   ---   E   Less than 2 miles
Friendship   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Geraldine   [Map]   902   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Grant   [Map]   903   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Gregory   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Grove Oak   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Langston   [Map]   266   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mill Village   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
New Hope   [Map]   2,800   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rabbit Town   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Scant City   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Union Grove   [Map]   79   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Woodville   [Map]   735   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wyeth City   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Marshall County ...

Columbus City is located in Marshall County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marshall County: Blount, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Madison & Morgan.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Columbus City ...

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.

Breezeway Bay   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast of Columbus City   [Map]
Bucksnort   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Claysville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Cottonville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Five Points   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Fort Deposit (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Glen Haven   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Grant   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Henryville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Holiday Shores   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Honeycomb Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Keel (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Little New York   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Playground Shores   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Tanglewood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Town Creek Ferry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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


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 Columbus City ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   SSW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   NNW   23 miles [37 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   NNW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WNW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   SSW   34 miles [54.7 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 Columbus City.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Columbus 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   SSW   68 miles [109.4 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNW   117 miles [188.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   117 miles [188.3 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   157 miles [252.7 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   216 miles [347.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WNW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NE   70 miles [112.7 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   80 miles [128.7 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SSE   104 miles [167.4 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SW   116 miles [186.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   SSW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   NNW   23 miles [37 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   NNW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   SSW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSE   34 miles [54.7 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
 
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
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Madison County Exec.   (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]
        Website for Madison County Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        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
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International 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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International 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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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 Columbus City.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Columbus City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4606, Longitude: -86.2333     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Columbus 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 Columbus 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 Columbus City.



 
 
 

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