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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

Around Duke ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Rome (GA). It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the northeast of Duke. Rome (GA) has a population of 36,300 people.<1>

The next largest community is Gadsden. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the northwest of Duke and has a population of 36,100 people.

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

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,462   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,347   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,688   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Center Point   [Map]   16,655   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,150   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Irondale   [Map]   12,423   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,222   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Leeds   [Map]   11,936   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Moody   [Map]   12,593   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,249   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,646   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Sylacauga   [Map]   12,657   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,709   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,023   W   41 miles [66 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,841   E   38 miles [61.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alexandria   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Blue Mountain   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Blue Springs   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Booker T City   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cobb City   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Cochran Springs   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Glencoe   [Map]   5,153   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hokes Bluff   [Map]   4,301   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Merrellton   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Oak Level   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Ohatchee   [Map]   1,146   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,580   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,572   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Weaver   [Map]   3,091   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Wellington   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]

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

Calhoun County ...

Duke is located in Calhoun County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Saint Clair & Talladega.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Duke. 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 Duke. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Airports Near Duke ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   ESE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   S   18 miles [29 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   SSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   SW   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 Duke.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Duke. 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   WSW   52 miles [83.7 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   85 miles [136.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SSE   58 miles [93.3 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NW   73 miles [117.5 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NNE   90 miles [144.8 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   107 miles [172.2 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   SSE   107 miles [172.2 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSW   110 miles [177 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   115 miles [185.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   ESE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   S   18 miles [29 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   SSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   SW   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.

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
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan 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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [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
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [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
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International 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
 
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 Duke. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.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 Duke.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Duke. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8507, Longitude: -85.9025     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Duke 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 Duke), 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 Duke.



 
 
 

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