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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Frances Heights.

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Around Frances Heights ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It lies just south of Frances Heights. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the southwest of Frances Heights and has a population of 98,300 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 Frances Heights and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,707   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,730   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Center Point   [Map]   16,655   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,350   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,264   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,708   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,848   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,710   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,071   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,691   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Northport   [Map]   24,772   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Pelham   [Map]   22,885   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,709   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,023   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,174   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Brookside   [Map]   1,329   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Cardiff   [Map]   54   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Daisey City   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Forestdale   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fultondale   [Map]   9,048   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,711   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hooper City   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Mount Olive   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
New Castle   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
New Town   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Pinkney City   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Scarlet Town   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Tarrant   [Map]   6,210   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Vulcan City   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Watson   [Map]   ---   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]

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

Jefferson County ...

Frances Heights is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Frances Heights ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NE   36 miles [57.9 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 Frances Heights.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Frances Heights. 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   5 miles [8 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   138 miles [222.1 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   173 miles [278.4 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   204 miles [328.3 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   216 miles [347.6 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   217 miles [349.2 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   221 miles [355.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   52 miles [83.7 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   70 miles [112.7 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   89 miles [143.2 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   91 miles [146.5 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   94 miles [151.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   NNW   45 miles [72.4 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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        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
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [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
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [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
 
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
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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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The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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 Frances Heights.

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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 Frances Heights. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Frances Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Frances Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6132, Longitude: -86.8367     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Frances Heights 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 Frances Heights), 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 Frances Heights.



 
 
 

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