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Introduction ...

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

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Around Excel ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Atmore. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the south of Excel. Atmore has a population of 10,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Bay Minette. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the southwest of Excel and has a population of 9,100 people.

For comparison, Excel has a population of 670 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 Excel and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Brewton   [Map]   5,434   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Camden   [Map]   1,930   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
East Brewton   [Map]   2,419   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Evergreen   [Map]   3,774   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Flomaton   [Map]   1,411   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Frisco City   [Map]   1,223   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Georgiana   [Map]   1,667   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Greenville   [Map]   7,845   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Grove Hill   [Map]   1,494   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Jackson   [Map]   4,967   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Monroeville   [Map]   6,110   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mount Vernon   [Map]   1,518   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Pine Hill   [Map]   919   N   41 miles [66 km]
Thomasville   [Map]   4,051   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Century (FL)   [Map]   1,762   S   31 miles [49.9 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Belleville   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Burnt Corn   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Goodway   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Huxford   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lenox   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Megargel   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Mexia   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Perdue Hill   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Peterman   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Pine Orchard   [Map]   ---   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Range   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Repton   [Map]   272   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Scratch Ankle   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Tunnel Springs   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Uriah   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Monroe County ...

Excel is located in Monroe County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monroe County: Baldwin, Butler, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia & Wilcox.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Excel ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Monroe Co. Airport   [Map]   MVC   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Middleton Fld.(ICAO: KGZH)   [Map]   GZH   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Atmore Muni.   [Map]   0R1   SSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Brewton Muni.   [Map]   12J   SSE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Jackson Muni.   [Map]   4R3   W   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 Excel.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Excel. 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   66 miles [106.2 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SE   81 miles [130.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   SW   69 miles [111 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   SW   73 miles [117.5 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   NE   82 miles [132 km]
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   E   111 miles [178.6 km]
Hattiesburg Muni. (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]   HBG   W   113 miles [181.9 km]
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl. (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]   PIB   W   117 miles [188.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Monroe Co. Airport   [Map]   MVC   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Middleton Fld.(ICAO: KGZH)   [Map]   GZH   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Atmore Muni.   [Map]   0R1   SSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Brewton Muni.   [Map]   12J   SSE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Jackson Muni.   [Map]   4R3   W   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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional 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
 
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal 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 Excel.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Excel. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Excel) 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 Excel. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Excel

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Excel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4264, Longitude: -87.3433     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Excel 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 Excel), 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 Excel.



 
 
 

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