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 The location of Houston 

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Around Houston ...

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

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the northeast of Houston and has a population of 55,400 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 and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Athens   [Map]   24,966   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Center Point   [Map]   16,655   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Clay   [Map]   9,655   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,350   E   23 miles [37 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   10,907   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Fultondale   [Map]   9,048   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,711   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,493   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,071   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Madison   [Map]   46,962   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,706   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Pleasant Grove   [Map]   10,260   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,847   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,108   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,474   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Addison   [Map]   741   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Arley   [Map]   352   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Bremen   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   ---   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Crane Hill   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Double Springs   [Map]   1,056   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Falls City   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Grayson   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Logan   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lynn   [Map]   641   W   18 miles [29 km]
Natural Bridge   [Map]   36   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Nauvoo   [Map]   213   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Powellville   [Map]   ---   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Slicklizzard   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
West Point   [Map]   593   E   18 miles [29 km]

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

Winston County ...

Houston is located in Winston County.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Houston ...

Looking for more information about Houston? 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 Houston, 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 Houston.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Houston ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   SSW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   WNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   ENE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   NE   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 Houston.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Houston. 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   49 miles [78.9 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   140 miles [225.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   165 miles [265.5 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   166 miles [267.2 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   ENE   217 miles [349.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   46 miles [74 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SSW   66 miles [106.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   SSW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   WNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   ENE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   NE   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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta 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
 
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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville 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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Houston. 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 Houston.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Houston. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1415, Longitude: -87.2581     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Houston 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 Houston), 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 Houston.



 
 
 

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