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The location of Five Points

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Five Points.

This page contains six sections:

Around Five Points ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Enterprise. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the east of Five Points. Enterprise has a population of 28,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Crestview (FL). It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the south of Five Points and has a population of 23,600 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 from Five Points and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Andalusia   [Map]   8,968   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Brewton   [Map]   5,432   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Daleville   [Map]   5,101   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
East Brewton   [Map]   2,415   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Elba   [Map]   3,893   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Evergreen   [Map]   3,693   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Geneva   [Map]   4,424   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Greenville   [Map]   7,781   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Hartford   [Map]   2,638   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Luverne   [Map]   2,825   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Midland City   [Map]   2,366   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Opp   [Map]   6,586   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Ozark   [Map]   14,610   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Troy   [Map]   19,191   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
De Funiak Springs (FL)   [Map]   6,284   S   50 miles [80.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Babbie   [Map]   600   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Beulah   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Brantley   [Map]   801   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
County Line   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dozier   [Map]   331   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Gantt   [Map]   221   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Glenwood   [Map]   188   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Heath   [Map]   255   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Horn Hill   [Map]   227   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Kinston   [Map]   539   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Libertyville   [Map]   114   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Merrill Mill   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Onycha   [Map]   183   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
River Falls   [Map]   523   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Sanford   [Map]   245   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Covington County ...

Five Points is located in Covington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Covington County: Butler, Coffee, Conecuh, Crenshaw, Escambia, Geneva, Okaloosa (FL) & Walton (FL).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Five Points ...

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.

Cedar Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South of Five Points   [Map]
Clearview   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Coldwater   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Friendship   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Harmony   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pine Level   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Rose Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Searight   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Weed Crossroad   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
South Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: K79J)   [Map]   79J   SSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Carl Folsom Airport   [Map]   14J   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Enterprise Muni.   [Map]   EDN   ESE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Florala Muni.(ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]   0J4   S   27 miles [43.5 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 Five Points.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Five Points. 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
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSW   67 miles [107.8 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SW   84 miles [135.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   E   51 miles [82.1 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   N   59 miles [95 km]
Panama City - Bay County Intl. (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]   PFN   SSE   92 miles [148.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
South Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: K79J)   [Map]   79J   SSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Carl Folsom Airport   [Map]   14J   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Enterprise Muni.   [Map]   EDN   ESE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Florala Muni.(ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]   0J4   S   27 miles [43.5 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.

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
 
South Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: K79J)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Florala Muni.   (ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Troy Muni.   (ICAO: KTOI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
MacCrenshaw Meml.   (ICAO: KPRN)   [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
 
Bob Sikes Airport   (ICAO: KCEW)   [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
 
Jacksonville Intl.   (JAX/KJAX)   [Map]
        Website for Jacksonville International 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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Panama City - Bay County Intl.   (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]
        Website for Panama City - Bay County International Airport
        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
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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The Communities of Alabama

About Covington County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Five Points. 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 Five Points.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Five Points. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4407, Longitude: -86.3033     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Five Points 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 Five Points), 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 Five Points.



 
 
 

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