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Introduction ...

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

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Around Grayson ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the northeast of Grayson. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the northeast of Grayson and has a population of 55,100 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Adamsville   [Map]   4,360   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Arab   [Map]   8,340   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Athens   [Map]   25,393   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Fayette   [Map]   4,432   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Florence   [Map]   39,959   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,739   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Winfield   [Map]   4,531   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Addison   [Map]   738   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Arley   [Map]   350   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Boar Tush   [Map]   ---   W   18 miles [29 km]
Danville   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Delmar   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Double Springs   [Map]   1,051   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Falls City   [Map]   ---   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Haleyville   [Map]   4,074   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Houston   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Moulton   [Map]   3,343   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Mount Hope   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Muck City   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Oakville   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Slick Ford   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Wren   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Winston County ...

Grayson is located in Winston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Winston County: Cullman, Franklin, Lawrence, Marion & Walker.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Grayson ...

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.

Double Springs   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest of Grayson   [Map]
Eagle   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Forkville   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Hickory Grove   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pebble   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Piney Grove   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Pinhook   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rabbittown   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Rock Creek   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Slick Ford   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   ESE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   ENE   23 miles [37 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   WNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   N   26 miles [41.8 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 Grayson.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Grayson. 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   SSE   59 miles [95 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   132 miles [212.4 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   159 miles [255.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   171 miles [275.2 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   ENE   215 miles [346 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SSW   75 miles [120.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   ESE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   ENE   23 miles [37 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   WNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   N   26 miles [41.8 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
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [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 Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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 ...



The Communities of Alabama

About Winston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Grayson.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Grayson. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Grayson) 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 Grayson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grayson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grayson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2804, Longitude: -87.3195     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Grayson 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 Grayson), 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 Grayson.



 
 
 

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