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Elk Shores, Alabama

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Elk Shores.

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Around Elk Shores ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the east of Elk Shores. Huntsville has a population of 191,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 20 miles [32 km] to the southeast of Elk Shores and has a population of 55,400 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 Elk Shores and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Athens   [Map]   24,966   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,350   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Florence   [Map]   40,026   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Haleyville   [Map]   4,088   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,493   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Madison   [Map]   46,962   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,706   W   23 miles [37 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,847   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,108   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,474   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Jonesboro (TN) - Historic   [Map]   ---   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Anderson   [Map]   278   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Beach Grove   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bethel   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cairo   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Cedar Hill   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Courtland   [Map]   597   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Elgin   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hillsboro   [Map]   519   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lester   [Map]   121   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lexington   [Map]   723   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
North Courtland   [Map]   612   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rogersville   [Map]   1,231   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Town Creek   [Map]   1,065   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Lauderdale County ...

Elk Shores is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Elk Shores ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   WSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   SSE   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 Elk Shores.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Elk Shores. 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   SSE   90 miles [144.8 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   95 miles [152.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   WSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   SSE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   E   37 miles [59.5 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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Madison County Exec.   (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]
        Website for Madison County Executive 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
 
Fayetteville Muni.   (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]
        Website for Fayetteville Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [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
 
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 Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune 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 Elk Shores.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elk Shores. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8176, Longitude: -87.2214     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elk Shores 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 Elk Shores), 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 Elk Shores.



 
 
 

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