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Introduction ...

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

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Around Fort Rucker ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Dothan. It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the east of Fort Rucker. Dothan has a population of 68,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Enterprise. It lies just west of Fort Rucker and has a population of 28,000 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 starting from Fort Rucker and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Andalusia   [Map]   9,063   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Clayton   [Map]   2,925   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Daleville   [Map]   5,141   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Elba   [Map]   3,903   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Geneva   [Map]   4,460   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Headland   [Map]   4,736   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Luverne   [Map]   2,834   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Opp   [Map]   6,658   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Ozark   [Map]   14,719   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Troy   [Map]   18,853   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   2,726   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chipley (FL)   [Map]   3,565   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
De Funiak Springs (FL)   [Map]   5,795   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Marianna (FL)   [Map]   9,100   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Blakely (GA)   [Map]   4,871   E   46 miles [74 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Battens Crossroads   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bellwood   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Central City   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Chancellor   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Clayhatchee   [Map]   577   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Coffee Springs   [Map]   229   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Grimes   [Map]   546   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Holiday Village   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Level Plains   [Map]   2,023   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Midland City   [Map]   2,386   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Napier Field   [Map]   347   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
New Brockton   [Map]   1,159   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Newton   [Map]   1,472   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Pinckard   [Map]   634   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Scranton   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Dale County ...

Fort Rucker is primarily located in Dale County. A portion of Fort Rucker extends into Coffee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dale County: Barbour, Coffee, Geneva, Henry, Houston & Pike.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fort Rucker ...

As we travel, we always find names that give pause: while some are interesting and others familiar, some names are simply curious along with those that just strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name and if time permits, we'll try to make a side-trip.

Basin   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the West of Fort Rucker   [Map]
Big Creek   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Chancellor   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Chestnut Grove   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Chickasaw Heights   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Clark Crossroads   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Clayhatchee   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Coffee Springs   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Cottondale   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Rucker ...

Looking for more information about Fort Rucker? 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 Rucker, 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 Rucker.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

TripAdvisor Link to:

    Alabama Statewide Tourism
    Fort Rucker Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Fort Rucker


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 Fort Rucker ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Enterprise Muni.   [Map]   EDN   WSW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Geneva Muni.   [Map]   33J   SSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Carl Folsom Airport   [Map]   14J   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Headland Muni.   [Map]   0J6   E   23 miles [37 km]
Brundidge Muni.   [Map]   60A   N   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 Fort Rucker.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Fort Rucker. 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   SW   76 miles [122.3 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SW   105 miles [169 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNW   164 miles [263.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   NNE   175 miles [281.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   NNW   77 miles [123.9 km]
Panama City - Bay County Intl. (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]   PFN   S   78 miles [125.5 km]
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.(ABY/KABY)   [Map]   ABY   E   90 miles [144.8 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   NNE   92 miles [148.1 km]
Tallahassee Rgnl. (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]   TLH   SE   103 miles [165.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Enterprise Muni.   [Map]   EDN   WSW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Geneva Muni.   [Map]   33J   SSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Carl Folsom Airport   [Map]   14J   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Headland Muni.   [Map]   0J6   E   23 miles [37 km]
Brundidge Muni.   [Map]   60A   N   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
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tallahassee Rgnl.   (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]
        Website for Tallahassee Regional Airport
        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
 
Troy Muni.   (ICAO: KTOI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Florala Muni.   (ICAO: K0J4)   [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
 
Savannah / Hilton Head Intl.   (SAV/KSAV)   [Map]
        Website for Savannah / Hilton Head 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
 
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.   (ABY/KABY)   [Map]
        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 Fort Rucker.

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fort Rucker. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort Rucker

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Rucker. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3422, Longitude: -85.7134     [Map].

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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 Rucker), 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 Rucker.



 
 
 

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