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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

Around Douglas ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the northwest of Douglas. Huntsville has a population of 191,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the northwest of Douglas and has a population of 55,400 people.

For comparison, Douglas has a population of 760 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 are driving it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,462   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,347   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Center Point   [Map]   16,655   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,350   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,150   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   36,084   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,711   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,493   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Irondale   [Map]   12,423   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Madison   [Map]   46,962   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Moody   [Map]   12,593   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,249   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,646   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,722   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,023   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Altoona   [Map]   924   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,688   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Brooksville   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Clarence   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Craig   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Egypt   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gregory   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Horton   [Map]   ---   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Mill Village   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mountainboro   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Rabbit Town   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Snead   [Map]   843   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Summit   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Susan Moore   [Map]   770   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Walnut Grove   [Map]   685   S   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Marshall County ...

Douglas is located in Marshall County.

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

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.

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
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   SSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   WNW   31 miles [49.9 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   SSW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   114 miles [183.5 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   136 miles [218.9 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   173 miles [278.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   83 miles [133.6 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NE   87 miles [140 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SE   90 miles [144.8 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SW   99 miles [159.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   SSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   WNW   31 miles [49.9 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
 
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
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [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
 
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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional 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
 

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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 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 Douglas.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Douglas. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 34.1712, Longitude: -86.3212     [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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