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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Dauphin Island.

This page contains six sections:

Around Dauphin Island ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Mobile. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the north of Dauphin Island. Mobile has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Daphne. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the northeast of Dauphin Island and has a population of 25,900 people.

For comparison, Dauphin Island has a population of 1,300 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 you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bay Minette   [Map]   9,312   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Fairhope   [Map]   19,421   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Foley   [Map]   17,607   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Gulf Shores   [Map]   11,689   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Orange Beach   [Map]   5,981   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Prichard   [Map]   22,185   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Robertsdale   [Map]   5,990   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Saraland   [Map]   13,942   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Satsuma   [Map]   6,193   N   41 miles [66 km]
Spanish Fort   [Map]   ---   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
D'Iberville (MS)   [Map]   11,503   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Gautier (MS)   [Map]   18,471   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Moss Point (MS)   [Map]   13,570   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Ocean Springs (MS)   [Map]   17,652   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Pascagoula (MS)   [Map]   21,981   W   27 miles [43.5 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabama Port   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Bayou La Batre   [Map]   2,513   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bellefontaine   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bon Secour   [Map]   ---   E   23 miles [37 km]
Clay City   [Map]   ---   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Coden   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Grand Bay   [Map]   ---   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Irvington   [Map]   ---   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Magnolia Springs   [Map]   802   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Mon Louis   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Point Clear   [Map]   ---   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Saint Elmo   [Map]   ---   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Theodore   [Map]   ---   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Tillmans Corner   [Map]   ---   N   23 miles [37 km]
Orange Grove (MS)   [Map]   ---   NW   23 miles [37 km]

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

Mobile County ...

Dauphin Island is located in Mobile County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mobile County: Baldwin, Washington, George (MS), Greene (MS) & Jackson (MS). Mobile Bay is to the east and the Gulf of Mexico lies to the south.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dauphin Island ...

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.

Cedar Grove   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East of Dauphin Island   [Map]
Darling Landing   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Fernland   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Fobbs Ferry   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Foots Landing   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Grand Bay   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Gulf Highlands   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Heron Bay   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Nelson   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pinecrest   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sunny Cove   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Turkey Branch   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Dauphin Island. 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 Dauphin Island. 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 Dauphin Island ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dauphin Island Airport   [Map]   4R9   WNW   Less than 2 miles
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport(ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]   4R4   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
St. Elmo Airport   [Map]   2R5   NNW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Fairhope Muni.   [Map]   ---   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Jack Edwards Airport(ICAO: KJKA)   [Map]   JKA   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Foley Muni.   [Map]   5R4   ENE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Trent Lott Intl. (ICAO: KPQL)   [Map]   PQL   WNW   28 miles [45.1 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 Dauphin Island.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Dauphin Island. 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   ENE   57 miles [91.7 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   E   95 miles [152.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   NNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl. (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]   GPT   W   58 miles [93.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dauphin Island Airport   [Map]   4R9   WNW   Less than 2 miles
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport(ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]   4R4   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
St. Elmo Airport   [Map]   2R5   NNW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Fairhope Muni.   [Map]   ---   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Jack Edwards Airport(ICAO: KJKA)   [Map]   JKA   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Foley Muni.   [Map]   5R4   ENE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Trent Lott Intl. (ICAO: KPQL)   [Map]   PQL   WNW   28 miles [45.1 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
 
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 ...

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

The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.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 Dauphin Island.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dauphin Island. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2542, Longitude: -88.1125     [Map].

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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 Dauphin Island), 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 Dauphin Island.



 
 
 

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