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The location of The Highlands

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to The Highlands.

This page contains six sections:

Around The Highlands ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Rome (GA). It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the east of The Highlands. Rome (GA) has a population of 36,300 people.<1>

The next largest community is Gadsden. It lies immediately south of The Highlands and has a population of 36,100 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 starting from The Highlands and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,462   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,347   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,688   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Center Point   [Map]   16,655   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,350   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,150   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,222   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Leeds   [Map]   11,936   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Moody   [Map]   12,593   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,249   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,646   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,722   N   41 miles [66 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,709   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,023   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,841   E   43 miles [69.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabama City   [Map]   ---   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Attalla   [Map]   5,899   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Coat's Bend   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cobb City   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Edwardsville   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Egypt   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Glencoe   [Map]   5,153   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hokes Bluff   [Map]   4,301   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ivalee   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Mountainboro   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,580   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Reece City   [Map]   632   NW   Less than 2 miles
Ridgeville   [Map]   105   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Whitesboro   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Etowah County ...

The Highlands is located in Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

Curious and Interesting Names Near The Highlands ...

As we travel, we always find names that give pause: while some are interesting and others familiar, some names are simply curious along with those that just strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name and if time permits, we'll try to make a side-trip.

Alice   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest of The Highlands   [Map]
Aurora   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Ballplay   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Bath Springs   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cave Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Coat's Bend   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Crudup   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Crystal Springs   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   WSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   E   23 miles [37 km]
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   ENE   23 miles [37 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 The Highlands.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from The Highlands. 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   SW   53 miles [85.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   95 miles [152.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NW   59 miles [95 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SSE   73 miles [117.5 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NNE   82 miles [132 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   102 miles [164.2 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   107 miles [172.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   WSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   E   23 miles [37 km]
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   ENE   23 miles [37 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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [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
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
        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
 
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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.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 The Highlands.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in The Highlands. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0490, Longitude: -86.0186     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for The Highlands 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 The Highlands), 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 The Highlands.



 
 
 

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