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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Fort Payne.

This page contains five sections:

Around Fort Payne ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Rome (GA). It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the southeast of Fort Payne. Rome (GA) has a population of 36,300 people.<1>

The next largest community is Gadsden. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the southwest of Fort Payne and has a population of 36,100 people.

For comparison, Fort Payne has a population of 14,200 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.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,462   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Arab   [Map]   8,295   W   46 miles [74 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,688   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,385   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,222   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,580   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,722   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,572   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   16,309   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,841   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Dalton (GA)   [Map]   33,853   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   9,803   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   7,173   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
East Brainerd (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alpine   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bootsville   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Broomtown   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Dog Town   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Douglas   [Map]   ---   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Fyffe   [Map]   1,023   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hammondville   [Map]   487   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Henagar   [Map]   2,346   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lickskillet   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Mentone   [Map]   368   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pine Ridge   [Map]   283   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Rainsville   [Map]   5,031   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Shiloh   [Map]   275   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Sylvania   [Map]   1,854   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Valley Head   [Map]   550   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

DeKalb County ...

Fort Payne is located in DeKalb County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Payne ...

Looking for more information about Fort Payne? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Fort Payne, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Fort Payne.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Fort Payne ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   NW   Less than 2 miles
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Barwick - Lafayette Airport   [Map]   9A5   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Richard B. Russell Airport(ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]   RMG   ESE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   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 Fort Payne.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Fort Payne. 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   SW   86 miles [138.4 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   SE   92 miles [148.1 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNW   127 miles [204.4 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   134 miles [215.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NNE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WNW   62 miles [99.8 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   S   93 miles [149.7 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   W   110 miles [177 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   NW   Less than 2 miles
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Barwick - Lafayette Airport   [Map]   9A5   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Richard B. Russell Airport(ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]   RMG   ESE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   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.

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth 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
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richard B. Russell Airport   (ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        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
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson 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
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International 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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fort Payne: www.fortpayne.org/

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.us/

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 Fort Payne.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Fort Payne. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fort Payne) 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 Fort Payne. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort Payne

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Payne. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4554, Longitude: -85.6969     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fort Payne 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 Fort Payne), 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 Fort Payne.



 
 
 

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