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Introduction ...

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

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Around Fountainrun ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the west of where Fountainrun would have been located. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoover. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the west of Fountainrun and has a population of 84,800 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Fountainrun and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,707   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Alexander City   [Map]   14,718   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,347   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,730   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Center Point   [Map]   16,655   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   36,084   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,264   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,708   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,710   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,691   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,249   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Pelham   [Map]   22,885   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,709   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,023   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,174   W   24 miles [38.6 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alpine   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Avondale Village   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Coal City   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Colony   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cook's Springs   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cropwell   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Dunnavant   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Glen City   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,646   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Riverside   [Map]   2,300   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Sterrett   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Vandiver   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Vincent   [Map]   2,120   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Windsong Island   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Saint Clair County ...

Fountainrun would have been located within present day Saint Clair County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Clair County: Blount, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby & Talladega.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Fountainrun ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   ENE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   ENE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Coosa Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   SSE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Ashland - Lineville Airport   [Map]   26A   ESE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   N   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 Fountainrun.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Fountainrun. 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   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   109 miles [175.4 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   182 miles [292.9 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   207 miles [333.1 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   208 miles [334.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   60 miles [96.6 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   76 miles [122.3 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   S   82 miles [132 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNW   82 miles [132 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   SE   104 miles [167.4 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NW   113 miles [181.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   ENE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   ENE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Coosa Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   SSE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Ashland - Lineville Airport   [Map]   26A   ESE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SW   34 miles [54.7 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
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan 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
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County 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
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        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
 
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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        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 Fountainrun.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fountainrun. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4993, Longitude: -86.3189     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fountainrun 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 Fountainrun), 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 Fountainrun.



 
 
 

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