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Introduction ...

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

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Around Douglas ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Rome (GA). It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the east of Douglas. Rome (GA) has a population of 36,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Gadsden. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the southwest of Douglas and has a population of 35,800 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Arab   [Map]   8,340   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,437   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,657   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,531   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,600   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   16,445   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,799   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Dalton (GA)   [Map]   34,077   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   9,839   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   21,302   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   46 miles [74 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alpine   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bootsville   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Broomtown   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dog Town   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Fyffe   [Map]   1,017   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hammondville   [Map]   485   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lickskillet   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mount Vernon   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pine Ridge   [Map]   282   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Powell   [Map]   954   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Rainsville   [Map]   5,015   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Sand Rock   [Map]   555   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Shiloh   [Map]   274   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Sylvania   [Map]   1,850   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Valley Head   [Map]   550   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

DeKalb County ...

Douglas is located in DeKalb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Douglas ...

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.

Blake   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Douglas   [Map]
Bootsville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Dog Town   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Fisher Crossroads   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hughes Mill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Lickskillet   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Luna (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Lydia   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Pine Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Plainview   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Pumpkin Center   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   SSE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Barwick - Lafayette Airport   [Map]   9A5   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Richard B. Russell Airport(ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]   RMG   E   32 miles [51.5 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 Douglas.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Douglas. 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   SW   83 miles [133.6 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   SE   92 miles [148.1 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNW   128 miles [206 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   136 miles [218.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NE   51 miles [82.1 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WNW   61 miles [98.2 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SSE   91 miles [146.5 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   109 miles [175.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   SSE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Barwick - Lafayette Airport   [Map]   9A5   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Richard B. Russell Airport(ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]   RMG   E   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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richard B. Russell Airport   (ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [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
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About DeKalb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.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 Douglas.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Douglas. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4270, Longitude: -85.7286     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Douglas 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 Douglas), 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 Douglas.



 
 
 

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