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Introduction ...

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

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Around Howard ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the southeast of Howard. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the south of Howard and has a population of 98,300 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
Bessemer   [Map]   26,730   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,350   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   10,907   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Fayette   [Map]   4,490   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Fultondale   [Map]   9,048   E   46 miles [74 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,711   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,772   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,710   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,071   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Midfield   [Map]   5,222   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Northport   [Map]   24,772   S   41 miles [66 km]
Pleasant Grove   [Map]   10,260   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,847   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Tarrant   [Map]   6,210   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Winfield   [Map]   4,570   W   14 miles [22.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Bankston   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bazemore   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Berry   [Map]   1,113   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Carbon Hill   [Map]   1,975   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Corona   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Eldridge   [Map]   128   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Farriss   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Glen Allen   [Map]   498   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Kansas   [Map]   221   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Lynn   [Map]   641   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Nauvoo   [Map]   213   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Patton   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Rock City   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Slicklizzard   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Townley   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Fayette County ...

Howard is located in Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Howard ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   NNE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   HAB   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lamar Co. Airport   [Map]   M55   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   NE   33 miles [53.1 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 Howard.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Howard. 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   ESE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   159 miles [255.9 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   164 miles [263.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   180 miles [289.7 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   234 miles [376.6 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   240 miles [386.2 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   243 miles [391.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   N   61 miles [98.2 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NE   70 miles [112.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   NNE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   HAB   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lamar Co. Airport   [Map]   M55   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   NE   33 miles [53.1 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
 
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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport   (UBS/KUBS)   [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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Howard.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Howard. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8543, Longitude: -87.5675     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Howard 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 Howard), 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 Howard.



 
 
 

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