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Hunter, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

Around Hunter ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Decatur. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the east of where Hunter would have been located. Decatur has a population of 55,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Madison. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the east of Hunter and has a population of 47,000 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 from Hunter and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Athens   [Map]   24,966   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Florence   [Map]   40,026   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Haleyville   [Map]   4,088   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,772   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,493   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Moulton   [Map]   3,337   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,706   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Priceville   [Map]   3,179   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Red Bay   [Map]   3,131   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,847   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,108   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,474   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Winfield   [Map]   4,570   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Beach Grove   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Courtland   [Map]   597   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cypress Creek   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ford City   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hatton   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Killen   [Map]   982   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Leighton   [Map]   712   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Littleville   [Map]   990   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
McGee Town   [Map]   ---   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mount Hope   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Nitrate City   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Saint Florian   [Map]   464   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Spring Valley   [Map]   ---   N   Less than 2 miles
Town Creek   [Map]   1,065   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wilson Dam   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Colbert County ...

Hunter would have been located within present day Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Hunter ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   S   24 miles [38.6 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 Hunter.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Hunter. 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   89 miles [143.2 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   115 miles [185.1 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   136 miles [218.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   194 miles [312.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   E   47 miles [75.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   WNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   WSW   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
 
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
 
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 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
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.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 Hunter.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hunter. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6412, Longitude: -87.6125     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Hunter 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 Hunter), 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 Hunter.



 
 
 

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