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Introduction ...

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

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Around Letcher ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the west of Letcher. Huntsville has a population of 191,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the west of Letcher 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 starting from Letcher and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,462   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Arab   [Map]   8,295   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Athens   [Map]   24,966   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,688   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Centre   [Map]   3,570   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,150   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,385   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,493   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Madison   [Map]   46,962   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Priceville   [Map]   3,179   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Rainsville   [Map]   5,031   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,722   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   7,173   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Summerville (GA)   [Map]   4,452   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Brownsboro   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Estillfork   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Fackler   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Gurley   [Map]   788   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hollytree   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hollywood   [Map]   974   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hytop   [Map]   349   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Langston   [Map]   266   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Paint Rock   [Map]   207   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Pleasant Groves   [Map]   414   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Princeton   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Section   [Map]   759   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Skyline   [Map]   839   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Trenton   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Woodville   [Map]   735   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Jackson County ...

Letcher is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Letcher ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   ESE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   ENE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   WNW   23 miles [37 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   SSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Winchester Muni.(ICAO: KBGF)   [Map]   BGF   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Fayetteville Muni. (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]   FYM   NW   31 miles [49.9 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 Letcher.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Letcher. 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   SSW   88 miles [141.6 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNW   99 miles [159.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   SE   125 miles [201.2 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   ENE   142 miles [228.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   ENE   57 miles [91.7 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   W   82 miles [132 km]
John C. Tune Airport (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]   JWN   NNW   106 miles [170.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   ESE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   ENE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   WNW   23 miles [37 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   SSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Winchester Muni.(ICAO: KBGF)   [Map]   BGF   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Fayetteville Muni. (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]   FYM   NW   31 miles [49.9 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
 
Madison County Exec.   (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]
        Website for Madison County Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Winchester Muni.   (ICAO: KBGF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [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
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [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
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International 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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        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
 
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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Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Letcher. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7520, Longitude: -86.1622     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Letcher 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 Letcher), 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 Letcher.



 
 
 

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