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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Lock Three.

This page contains four sections:

Around Lock Three ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the east of Lock Three. 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 southeast of Lock Three 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 from Lock Three and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Athens   [Map]   24,966   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Florence   [Map]   40,026   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Haleyville   [Map]   4,088   S   41 miles [66 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,493   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Madison   [Map]   46,962   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Moulton   [Map]   3,337   S   23 miles [37 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,706   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,847   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,108   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,474   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Jonesboro (TN) - Historic   [Map]   ---   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Anderson   [Map]   278   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Beach Grove   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Cedar Hill   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Courtland   [Map]   597   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Elgin   [Map]   ---   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Ford City   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Killen   [Map]   982   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Leighton   [Map]   712   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lexington   [Map]   723   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Nitrate City   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
North Courtland   [Map]   612   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rogersville   [Map]   1,231   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Town Creek   [Map]   1,065   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   ---   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]

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

Lauderdale County ...

Lock Three 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).

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Lock Three ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SSE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   WSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   NNE   30 miles [48.3 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 Lock Three.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Lock Three. 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   94 miles [151.3 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   99 miles [159.3 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   W   146 miles [235 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   12 miles [19.3 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   ESE   38 miles [61.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SSE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   WSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   NNE   30 miles [48.3 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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 
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
 
Madison County Exec.   (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]
        Website for Madison County Executive Airport
        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
 
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KSNH)   [Map]
        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
 
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 Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
 

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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 Lock Three.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lock Three. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8118, Longitude: -87.4106     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lock Three 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 Lock Three), 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 Lock Three.



 
 
 

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