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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Little Zion.

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Around Little Zion ...

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

The next largest community is Florence. It is located about 17 miles [27 km] to the northeast of Little Zion and has a population of 40,000 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 Little Zion and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Haleyville   [Map]   4,088   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,772   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Moulton   [Map]   3,337   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,706   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,847   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,108   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,474   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Winfield   [Map]   4,570   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Baldwyn (MS)   [Map]   3,339   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Booneville (MS)   [Map]   8,816   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Corinth (MS)   [Map]   14,866   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Fulton (MS)   [Map]   4,077   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saltillo (MS)   [Map]   5,004   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tulu (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   41 miles [66 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Belgreen   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Burntout   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Cherokee   [Map]   1,014   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cypress Creek   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Leighton   [Map]   712   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Littleville   [Map]   990   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
McGee Town   [Map]   ---   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Nitrate City   [Map]   ---   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Red Bay   [Map]   3,131   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Spring Valley   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Spruce Pine   [Map]   ---   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Vina   [Map]   357   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Wilson Dam   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Golden (MS)   [Map]   190   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   338   W   20 miles [32.2 km]

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

Colbert County ...

Little Zion 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 Little Zion.

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

Airports Near Little Zion ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   ENE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   ENE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   WNW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   WSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   SSE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   E   29 miles [46.7 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 Little Zion.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Little Zion. 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   SE   97 miles [156.1 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   122 miles [196.3 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   122 miles [196.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   208 miles [334.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   ENE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   E   62 miles [99.8 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   S   98 miles [157.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   ENE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   WNW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   WSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   SSE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Fulton - Itawamba Co. Airport   [Map]   11M   WSW   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.

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
 
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
 
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
 

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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 Little Zion.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little Zion. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6329, Longitude: -87.8723     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Little Zion 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 Little Zion), 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 Little Zion.



 
 
 

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