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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Dry Forks.

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Around Dry Forks ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Selma. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the northeast of Dry Forks. Selma has a population of 19,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Greenville. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the east of Dry Forks and has a population of 7,800 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 starting from Dry Forks and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Camden   [Map]   1,930   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Demopolis   [Map]   7,148   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Evergreen   [Map]   3,774   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fort Deposit   [Map]   1,240   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Frisco City   [Map]   1,223   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Georgiana   [Map]   1,667   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Grove Hill   [Map]   1,494   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Jackson   [Map]   4,967   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Linden   [Map]   2,025   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Marion   [Map]   3,447   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Monroeville   [Map]   6,110   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Mosses   [Map]   955   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Thomasville   [Map]   4,051   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Uniontown   [Map]   2,415   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Valley Grande   [Map]   3,849   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Anne Manie   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Arlington   [Map]   ---   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Beatrice   [Map]   285   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Boykin   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Buena Vista   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Coy   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Franklin   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Kimbrough   [Map]   ---   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
McWilliams   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Millers Ferry   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   25   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Pine Hill   [Map]   919   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Vredenburgh   [Map]   295   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Yellow Bluff   [Map]   177   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Wilcox County ...

Dry Forks is located in Wilcox County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wilcox County: Butler, Clarke, Dallas, Lowndes, Marengo & Monroe.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dry Forks ...

As we travel, we always find names that give pause: while some are interesting and others familiar, some names are simply curious along with those that just strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name and if time permits, we'll try to make a side-trip.

Alberta   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the North of Dry Forks   [Map]
Axle   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Boiling Springs   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Catherine   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Chance   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Chestnut   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Choctaw Corner   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Clayhill   -   23 miles [37 km] to the West   [Map]
Coal Bluff   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Crumptonia   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alabama

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alabama

Airports Near Dry Forks ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Camden Muni.   [Map]   61A   NNE   5 miles [8 km]
Pine Hill Muni.   [Map]   71A   WNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   WSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Monroe Co. Airport   [Map]   MVC   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Linden Muni.   [Map]   ---   NW   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 Dry Forks.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Dry Forks. 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   S   99 miles [159.3 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   109 miles [175.4 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNE   120 miles [193.1 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   NE   208 miles [334.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   ENE   63 miles [101.4 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   N   92 miles [148.1 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   SSW   97 miles [156.1 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   SSW   98 miles [157.7 km]
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl. (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]   PIB   WSW   119 miles [191.5 km]
Hattiesburg Muni. (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]   HBG   WSW   119 miles [191.5 km]
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   ESE   119 miles [191.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Camden Muni.   [Map]   61A   NNE   5 miles [8 km]
Pine Hill Muni.   [Map]   71A   WNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   WSW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Monroe Co. Airport   [Map]   MVC   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Linden Muni.   [Map]   ---   NW   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.

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
 
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional 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
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Craig Fld.   (ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Middleton Fld.   (ICAO: KGZH)   [Map]
        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
 
MacCrenshaw Meml.   (ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport   (ICAO: K09A)   [Map]
        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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dry Forks.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dry Forks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9015, Longitude: -87.3667     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dry Forks 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 Dry Forks), 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 Dry Forks.



 
 
 

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