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Introduction ...

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

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Around Harpersville ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the northwest of Harpersville. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoover. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the west of Harpersville and has a population of 85,000 people.

For comparison, Harpersville has a population of 1,700 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Alexander City   [Map]   14,773   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   W   18 miles [29 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   N   23 miles [37 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alpine   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bon Air   [Map]   113   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Chelsea   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Childersburg   [Map]   4,997   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Columbiana   [Map]   4,539   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Comerdale   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mignon   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Oak Grove   [Map]   511   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sterrett   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Vandiver   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Vincent   [Map]   2,118   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Westover   [Map]   1,542   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Wilsonville   [Map]   1,987   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Shelby County ...

Harpersville is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Harpersville ...

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.

Chancellor Crossroads   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast of Harpersville   [Map]
Erratta   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Fourmile   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Glovers Ferry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Grove Park   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Homestead   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Indian Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Indian Shoals   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Kings Chapel   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Minor Terrace   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mount Sharon   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Valentine   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Harpersville ...

Looking for more information about Harpersville? 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 Harpersville, 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 Harpersville.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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


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 Harpersville ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   NNE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   WSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Coosa Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Gragg - Wade Fld.   [Map]   02A   SSW   34 miles [54.7 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 Harpersville.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Harpersville. 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   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   117 miles [188.3 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   194 miles [312.2 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   196 miles [315.4 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSW   201 miles [323.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   62 miles [99.8 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   W   68 miles [109.4 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   S   70 miles [112.7 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNW   92 miles [148.1 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   ESE   102 miles [164.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   NNE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   WSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Coosa Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Gragg - Wade Fld.   [Map]   02A   SSW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Ashland - Lineville Airport   [Map]   26A   E   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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan 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
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        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
 
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
 
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Shelby County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.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 Harpersville.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harpersville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3213, Longitude: -86.4319     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Harpersville 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 Harpersville), 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 Harpersville.



 
 
 

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