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 The location of Lester 

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

Around Lester ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the southeast of Lester. Huntsville has a population of 191,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the south of Lester and has a population of 55,400 people.

For comparison, Lester has a population of 120 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 Lester and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Athens   [Map]   24,966   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Florence   [Map]   40,026   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,493   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Madison   [Map]   46,962   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,706   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,847   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,108   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,474   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Greenfield Bend (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Jonesboro (TN) - Historic   [Map]   ---   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Sawdust (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   47 miles [75.6 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Anderson   [Map]   278   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bethel   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Cairo   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cedar Hill   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Elgin   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Elkmont   [Map]   466   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lexington   [Map]   723   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Rogersville   [Map]   1,231   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Elkton (TN)   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Fall River (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Green Field (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]

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

Limestone County ...

Lester is located in Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Lester ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   NNE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   NNW   18 miles [29 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   SSE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   WSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Fayetteville Muni. (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]   FYM   E   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 Lester.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Lester. 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
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   82 miles [132 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SSE   100 miles [160.9 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   W   159 miles [255.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   181 miles [291.3 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   ENE   186 miles [299.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   NNE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   NNW   18 miles [29 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   SSE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   WSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Fayetteville Muni. (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]   FYM   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   ESE   34 miles [54.7 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.

Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fayetteville Muni.   (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]
        Website for Fayetteville Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Madison County Exec.   (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]
        Website for Madison County Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Maury Co. Airport   (ICAO: KMRC)   [Map]
        Website for Maury County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ellington Airport   (ICAO: KLUG)   [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
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [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
 
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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        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 Lester. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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 Lester.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lester. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9877, Longitude: -87.1515     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lester 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 Lester), 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 Lester.



 
 
 

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