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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Fosters Mill.

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Around Fosters Mill ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the east of Fosters Mill. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the southeast of Fosters Mill and has a population of 55,100 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 Fosters Mill and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Athens   [Map]   25,393   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Florence   [Map]   39,959   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Haleyville   [Map]   4,074   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,736   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   7,758   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Anderson   [Map]   276   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Beach Grove   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Cedar Hill   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Courtland   [Map]   599   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Elgin   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Ford City   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Killen   [Map]   977   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Leighton   [Map]   707   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Nitrate City   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
North Courtland   [Map]   614   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Rogersville   [Map]   1,220   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Town Creek   [Map]   1,069   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   ---   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Wilson Dam   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Colbert County ...

Fosters Mill 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 Fosters Mill ...

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.

Aqua Vista   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest of Fosters Mill   [Map]
Big Oak   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Brickhouse Ford   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Center Star   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Egypt Ford   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Ferry Shores   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Fishermans Resort   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Ford City   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Houstontown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Lambs Ferry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Lock Three   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Red Bank   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Rocky Hill (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Section   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Shady Grove (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Town Creek   -   6 miles [9.7 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 Fosters Mill.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SSE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   ESE   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 Fosters Mill.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Fosters Mill. 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   SSE   91 miles [146.5 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   102 miles [164.2 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   W   146 miles [235 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   187 miles [300.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   ESE   37 miles [59.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SSE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   ESE   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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        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
 
Madison County Exec.   (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]
        Website for Madison County Executive 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 Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
 
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 Fosters Mill. 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 Fosters Mill.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fosters Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7673, Longitude: -87.4181     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fosters Mill 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 Fosters Mill), 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 Fosters Mill.



 
 
 

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