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Introduction ...

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

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Around Killen ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Johnson Ford (TN). It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the northwest of Killen. Johnson Ford (TN) has a population of 65,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the southeast of Killen and has a population of 55,100 people.

For comparison, Killen has a population of 980 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 Killen and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Athens   [Map]   25,393   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Florence   [Map]   39,959   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,736   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   7,758   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Savannah (TN)   [Map]   7,019   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Tulu (TN)   [Map]   ---   W   50 miles [80.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Arnot   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Beach Grove   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Cypress Creek   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Elgin   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Ford City   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Green Hill   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Leighton   [Map]   707   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lexington   [Map]   718   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Nitrate City   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Saint Florian   [Map]   591   W   5 miles [8 km]
Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Wilson Dam   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Zip City   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Iron City (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Lauderdale County ...

Killen is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Killen ...

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.

Aqua Vista   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast of Killen   [Map]
Atlas (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Big Oak   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Center Star   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Emerald Shores   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Falconhead   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hideaway Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Indian Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Kingman (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Lake Coves   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lakeview   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Lakeview Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lock Six   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Lockland   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Paradise Points   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Sky Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Village Pines   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Virginia Shores   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Woodlawn   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Killen ...

Looking for more information about Killen? 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 Killen, 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 Killen.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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


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 Killen ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   SSW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   SSW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SE   17 miles [27.4 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 Killen.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Killen. 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   99 miles [159.3 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   99 miles [159.3 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   W   139 miles [223.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   SSW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   ESE   45 miles [72.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   SSW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   NNE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   ESE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   W   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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KSNH)   [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
 
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
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Killen. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Killen

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Killen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8600, Longitude: -87.5289     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Killen 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 Killen), 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 Killen.



 
 
 

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