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Introduction ...

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

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Around Daphne ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Mobile. It is located about 10 miles [16 km] to the northwest of Daphne. Mobile has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Pensacola (FL). It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the east of Daphne and has a population of 53,800 people.

For comparison, Daphne has a population of 25,900 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Atmore   [Map]   10,022   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bay Minette   [Map]   9,312   N   18 miles [29 km]
Fairhope   [Map]   19,421   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Foley   [Map]   17,607   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Gulf Shores   [Map]   11,689   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Prichard   [Map]   22,185   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Robertsdale   [Map]   5,990   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Saraland   [Map]   13,942   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Satsuma   [Map]   6,193   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Spanish Fort   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Gulf Breeze (FL)   [Map]   6,466   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Milton (FL)   [Map]   9,839   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Gautier (MS)   [Map]   18,471   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Moss Point (MS)   [Map]   13,570   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pascagoula (MS)   [Map]   21,981   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bellefontaine   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bromley   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Chickasaw   [Map]   5,908   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Clay City   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Country Club Village   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Eight Mile   [Map]   ---   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Loxley   [Map]   2,017   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Magnolia Springs   [Map]   802   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Montrose   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Park City   [Map]   ---   NW   Less than 2 miles
Point Clear   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Silverhill   [Map]   802   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Stapleton   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Summerdale   [Map]   1,244   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Tillmans Corner   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

Baldwin County ...

Daphne is located in Baldwin County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Baldwin County: Clarke, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, Washington & Escambia (FL). Mobile Bay is to the west and the Gulf of Mexico lies to the south.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Daphne ...

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.

Buzbee Landing   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Daphne   [Map]
Houstonville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Live Oak Landing   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Military Bridge Landing   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Park City   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Seacliff   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Spanish Fort   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Steam Mill Landing   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Steelwood   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Yelling Settlement   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Daphne ...

Looking for more information about Daphne? 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 Daphne, 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 Daphne.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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


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 Daphne ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport(ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]   4R4   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Fairhope Muni.   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Foley Muni.   [Map]   5R4   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bay Minette Muni.   [Map]   1R8   NNE   17 miles [27.4 km]
North Mobile Co. Airport   [Map]   15A   NNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   WNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
St. Elmo Airport   [Map]   2R5   WSW   24 miles [38.6 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 Daphne.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Daphne. 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
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   ESE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   E   81 miles [130.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   WNW   21 miles [33.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport(ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]   4R4   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Fairhope Muni.   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Foley Muni.   [Map]   5R4   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bay Minette Muni.   [Map]   1R8   NNE   17 miles [27.4 km]
North Mobile Co. Airport   [Map]   15A   NNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
St. Elmo Airport   [Map]   2R5   WSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Jack Edwards Airport(ICAO: KJKA)   [Map]   JKA   SSE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Dauphin Island Airport   [Map]   4R9   SSW   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.

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
 
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport   (ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jack Edwards Airport   (ICAO: KJKA)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Trent Lott Intl.   (ICAO: KPQL)   [Map]
        Website for Trent Lott International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
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
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
        Website for Mobile Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
        Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Daphne: www.daphneal.com/

The official website for Baldwin County: www.co.baldwin.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 Daphne.

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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 Daphne. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Daphne) 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 Daphne. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Daphne

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Daphne. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6297, Longitude: -87.8891     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Daphne 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 Daphne), 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 Daphne.



 
 
 

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