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Introduction ...

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

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Around Gadsden ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Rome (GA). It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the east of Gadsden. Rome (GA) has a population of 36,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Anniston. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the southeast of Gadsden and has a population of 22,100 people.

For comparison, Gadsden has a population of 35,800 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Irondale   [Map]   12,359   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,657   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Leeds   [Map]   11,940   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Moody   [Map]   12,823   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,799   E   43 miles [69.2 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabama City   [Map]   ---   NW   Less than 2 miles
Attalla   [Map]   5,865   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Coat's Bend   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cobb City   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Edwardsville   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Egypt   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Glencoe   [Map]   5,135   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hokes Bluff   [Map]   4,277   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Ivalee   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Oak Level   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,531   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Reece City   [Map]   628   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Ridgeville   [Map]   105   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,600   S   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Etowah County ...

Gadsden is located in Etowah County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gadsden ...

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.

Cave Springs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest of Gadsden   [Map]
Daisy   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Edwardsville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gilberts Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Goodyear   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Happy Hollow   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Pull Tight (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Rainbow City   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Scenic Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Walnut Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Wisdom Ferry   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gadsden ...

Looking for more information about Gadsden? 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 Gadsden, 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 Gadsden.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Gadsden. 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 Gadsden. 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
    Gadsden Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Gadsden


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 Gadsden ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   WSW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   WSW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   ENE   23 miles [37 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 Gadsden.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Gadsden. 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   52 miles [83.7 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   94 miles [151.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NW   61 miles [98.2 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SSE   71 miles [114.3 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NNE   84 miles [135.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   104 miles [167.4 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   106 miles [170.6 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   S   119 miles [191.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   WSW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   WSW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   ENE   23 miles [37 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
 
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
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [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
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [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
 
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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Communities in Alabama

About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Gadsden: www.ci.gadsden.al.us/

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.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 Gadsden.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gadsden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0093, Longitude: -86.0152     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gadsden 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 Gadsden), 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 Gadsden.



 
 
 

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