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Introduction ...

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

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Around Flatwoods ...

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

The next largest community is Florence. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the north of Flatwoods 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 from Flatwoods and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Athens   [Map]   25,393   E   46 miles [74 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,739   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   E   46 miles [74 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Winfield   [Map]   4,531   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Booneville (MS)   [Map]   8,744   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Corinth (MS)   [Map]   14,818   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,736   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Savannah (TN)   [Map]   7,019   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Tulu (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Belgreen   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cherokee   [Map]   1,009   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cypress Creek   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ford City   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hatton   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Leighton   [Map]   707   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Littleville   [Map]   981   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
McGee Town   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mount Hope   [Map]   ---   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Nitrate City   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Phil Campbell   [Map]   1,273   S   18 miles [29 km]
Saint Florian   [Map]   591   N   18 miles [29 km]
Spring Valley   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Spruce Pine   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Wilson Dam   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Colbert County ...

Flatwoods is located in Colbert County.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Flatwoods ...

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 Southwest of Flatwoods   [Map]
Good Springs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hawk Pride   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
James   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lime Rock   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Littleville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Milk Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Sand Lick (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
White House Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Woodlawn Heights   -   5 miles [8 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 Flatwoods.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   WSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   WNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   WSW   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 Flatwoods.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Flatwoods. 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   91 miles [146.5 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   119 miles [191.5 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   130 miles [209.2 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   200 miles [321.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   E   54 miles [86.9 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   S   96 miles [154.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   WSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   WNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   WSW   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.

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
 
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KSNH)   [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 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
 
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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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Flatwoods. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.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 Flatwoods.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Flatwoods. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6168, Longitude: -87.7361     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Flatwoods 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 Flatwoods), 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 Flatwoods.



 
 
 

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