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The location of Denton

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Denton ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Florence. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of where Denton would have been located. Florence has a population of 40,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tupelo (MS). It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the southwest of Denton and has a population of 38,800 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 Denton and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Haleyville   [Map]   4,074   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,739   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Moulton   [Map]   3,343   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Winfield   [Map]   4,531   S   46 miles [74 km]
Booneville (MS)   [Map]   8,744   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Corinth (MS)   [Map]   14,818   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fulton (MS)   [Map]   4,066   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Saltillo (MS)   [Map]   5,008   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Savannah (TN)   [Map]   7,019   N   46 miles [74 km]
Tulu (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Belgreen   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Burntout   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cherokee   [Map]   1,009   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cypress Creek   [Map]   ---   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hodges   [Map]   284   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Littleville   [Map]   981   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Red Bay   [Map]   3,119   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Spring Valley   [Map]   ---   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Spruce Pine   [Map]   ---   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Vina   [Map]   356   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Belmont (MS)   [Map]   2,032   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Golden (MS)   [Map]   189   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Iuka (MS)   [Map]   2,989   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Paden (MS)   [Map]   115   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   336   W   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Colbert County ...

Denton would have been located within present day Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Denton ...

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.

Crooked Oak   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East of Denton   [Map]
Good Springs (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Hub (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Jordans Mill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Little Zion (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Maud   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mountain Mills (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Piney Bend   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Pleasant Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Pleasant Site   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pogo   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Red Rock   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rock Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Sand Lick (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Seven Pines   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Slickrock Ford (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   WSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   ENE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   ENE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Fulton - Itawamba Co. Airport   [Map]   11M   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   SE   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 Denton.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Denton. 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   SE   98 miles [157.7 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   118 miles [189.9 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   128 miles [206 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   212 miles [341.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   ENE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   E   67 miles [107.8 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SSE   96 miles [154.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   WSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   ENE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Fulton - Itawamba Co. Airport   [Map]   11M   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   HAB   S   32 miles [51.5 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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KSNH)   [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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola 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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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About Colbert County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.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 Denton.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Denton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5857, Longitude: -87.9639     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Denton 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 Denton), 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 Denton.



 
 
 

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