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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

Around Gatesville ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Johnson Ford (TN). It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the north of where Gatesville would have been located. Johnson Ford (TN) has a population of 65,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the east of Gatesville and has a population of 55,400 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 Gatesville and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Athens   [Map]   24,966   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Florence   [Map]   40,026   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Haleyville   [Map]   4,088   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,772   S   41 miles [66 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,706   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,847   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,108   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,474   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Booneville (MS)   [Map]   8,816   W   41 miles [66 km]
Corinth (MS)   [Map]   14,866   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Swift (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Tulu (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Arnot   [Map]   ---   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Belgreen   [Map]   ---   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Cherokee   [Map]   1,014   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cloverdale   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Cypress Creek   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Ford City   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Leighton   [Map]   712   E   18 miles [29 km]
Littleville   [Map]   990   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
McGee Town   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Nitrate City   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Saint Florian   [Map]   464   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Spring Valley   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Waterloo   [Map]   200   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Wilson Dam   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Zip City   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]

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

Colbert County ...

Gatesville would have been located within present day Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Gatesville ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   W   18 miles [29 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SSE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   E   28 miles [45.1 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 Gatesville.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Gatesville. 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   101 miles [162.5 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   116 miles [186.7 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   W   122 miles [196.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   209 miles [336.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   E   61 miles [98.2 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   S   105 miles [169 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   W   18 miles [29 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SSE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   SSE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport(ICAO: KSNH)   [Map]   SNH   NW   36 miles [57.9 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
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KSNH)   [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
 
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 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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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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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 Gatesville.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gatesville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7298, Longitude: -87.8459     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gatesville 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 Gatesville), 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 Gatesville.



 
 
 

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