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The location of Fairview

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Fairview ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Decatur. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the east of Fairview. Decatur has a population of 55,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Florence. It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the north of Fairview and has a population of 40,000 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 and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Athens   [Map]   25,393   E   46 miles [74 km]
Haleyville   [Map]   4,074   S   23 miles [37 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,739   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Moulton   [Map]   3,343   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Priceville   [Map]   3,297   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Red Bay   [Map]   3,119   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Winfield   [Map]   4,531   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Booneville (MS)   [Map]   8,744   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Fulton (MS)   [Map]   4,066   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Belgreen   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Burntout   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Cherokee   [Map]   1,009   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Cypress Creek   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Ford City   [Map]   ---   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hatton   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hodges   [Map]   284   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Leighton   [Map]   707   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Littleville   [Map]   981   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Mount Hope   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Nitrate City   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Phil Campbell   [Map]   1,273   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Spring Valley   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Spruce Pine   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wilson Dam   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Franklin County ...

Fairview is located in Franklin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Colbert, Lawrence, Marion, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Tishomingo (MS).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fairview ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Crooked Oak   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West of Fairview   [Map]
Flatwoods   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Good Springs   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Gravel Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Lime Rock   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Littleville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mountain Star   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Pleasant Ridge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Reedtown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Sand Lick (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Woodlawn Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alabama

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

Airports Near Fairview ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   NNE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   SSE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   ENE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   WSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   WNW   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 Fairview.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Fairview. 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   SE   88 miles [141.6 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   123 miles [197.9 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   131 miles [210.8 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   199 miles [320.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   E   54 miles [86.9 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   S   92 miles [148.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   NNE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   SSE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   ENE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   WSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   WNW   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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        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
 
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 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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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 Fairview. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Fairview.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairview. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5609, Longitude: -87.7289     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fairview 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 Fairview), 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 Fairview.



 
 
 

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