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Introduction ...

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

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Around Glendale ...

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

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the southwest of Glendale 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 Glendale and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,707   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,730   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Center Point   [Map]   16,655   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,350   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,711   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,264   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,708   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,848   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,710   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,071   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,691   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Pelham   [Map]   22,885   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,709   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,023   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,174   S   11 miles [17.7 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Brookside   [Map]   1,329   W   5 miles [8 km]
Daisey City   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Forestdale   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Fultondale   [Map]   9,048   N   Less than 2 miles
Gate City   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Hooper City   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Mount Olive   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
New Castle   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
New Town   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Pratt City   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Scarlet Town   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Tarrant   [Map]   6,210   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Vulcan City   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Watson   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Zion City   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]

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

Jefferson County ...

Glendale is located in Jefferson County.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glendale ...

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.

Airport Highlands   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East of Glendale   [Map]
Coalburg   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Danville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Dogtown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Fieldstown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Frances Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Gardendale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Hillview   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Kingsway Terrace   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lewisburg   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Mineral Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Mountain Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Plain View   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Republic   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Spring Garden   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Trotwood Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Village Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Vulcan City   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Zion City   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Zion Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NW   35 miles [56.3 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 Glendale.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Glendale. 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   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   136 miles [218.9 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   174 miles [280 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   206 miles [331.5 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   220 miles [354.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   53 miles [85.3 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   71 miles [114.3 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   89 miles [143.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   91 miles [146.5 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   93 miles [149.7 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   29 miles [46.7 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   N   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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional 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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Glendale. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Glendale.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glendale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6048, Longitude: -86.8047     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glendale 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 Glendale), 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 Glendale.



 
 
 

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