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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Good Springs.

This page contains four sections:

Around Good Springs ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Florence. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the northeast of where Good Springs would have been located. Florence has a population of 40,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tupelo (MS). It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the southwest of Good Springs and has a population of 35,700 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 driving it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Haleyville   [Map]   4,088   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,772   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,706   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,847   E   23 miles [37 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,108   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,474   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Amory (MS)   [Map]   7,067   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Booneville (MS)   [Map]   8,816   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Corinth (MS)   [Map]   14,866   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Fulton (MS)   [Map]   4,077   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Ripley (MS)   [Map]   5,357   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Saltillo (MS)   [Map]   5,004   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Swift (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Tulu (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Belgreen   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Burntout   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cherokee   [Map]   1,014   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hodges   [Map]   285   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Red Bay   [Map]   3,131   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Vina   [Map]   357   S   18 miles [29 km]
Waterloo   [Map]   200   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Belmont (MS)   [Map]   2,039   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   932   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Glen (MS)   [Map]   411   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Golden (MS)   [Map]   190   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Iuka (MS)   [Map]   3,001   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Marietta (MS)   [Map]   257   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Paden (MS)   [Map]   115   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   338   W   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Colbert County ...

Good Springs 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 Good Springs.

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

Airports Near Good Springs ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   NNW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   SSW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Fulton - Itawamba Co. Airport   [Map]   11M   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   ESE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   ENE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   ENE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Booneville - Baldwyn Airport   [Map]   8M1   W   30 miles [48.3 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 Good Springs.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Good Springs. 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   107 miles [172.2 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   109 miles [175.4 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NE   130 miles [209.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   ENE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   E   76 miles [122.3 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SSE   101 miles [162.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   NNW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   SSW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Fulton - Itawamba Co. Airport   [Map]   11M   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   ESE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   ENE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Booneville - Baldwyn Airport   [Map]   8M1   W   30 miles [48.3 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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KSNH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [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
 
Tupelo Rgnl.   (TUP/KTUP)   [Map]
        Website for Tupelo Regional 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Good Springs.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Good Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Good Springs) 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 Good Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Good Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Good Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6343, Longitude: -88.1142     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Good Springs 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 Good Springs), 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 Good Springs.



 
 
 

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