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 The location of Luna 

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

Around Luna ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the west of where Luna would have been located. Huntsville has a population of 191,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Rome (GA). It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the east of Luna and has a population of 36,300 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 Luna and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,462   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Arab   [Map]   8,295   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,688   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,150   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   36,084   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,385   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,222   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,580   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,722   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,572   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   16,309   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,841   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   9,803   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   7,173   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Bootsville   [Map]   ---   SE   Less than 2 miles
Chigger Hill   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Dawson   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Dog Town   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Douglas   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Fyffe   [Map]   1,023   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Lakeview   [Map]   143   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lickskillet   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Mount Vernon   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pine Ridge   [Map]   283   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Powell   [Map]   957   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Rainsville   [Map]   5,031   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Rock City   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Shiloh   [Map]   275   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Sylvania   [Map]   1,854   N   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

DeKalb County ...

Luna would have been located within present day DeKalb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Cherokee, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Chattooga (GA), Dade (GA) & Walker (GA).

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Luna ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   ENE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   NNW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   SSE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   SSE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   WSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Barwick - Lafayette Airport   [Map]   9A5   ENE   34 miles [54.7 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 Luna.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Luna. 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   SW   80 miles [128.7 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   SE   97 miles [156.1 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNW   125 miles [201.2 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   139 miles [223.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NE   53 miles [85.3 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WNW   55 miles [88.5 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SSE   94 miles [151.3 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   103 miles [165.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   ENE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   NNW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   SSE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   SSE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   WSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Barwick - Lafayette Airport   [Map]   9A5   ENE   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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        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
 
Richard B. Russell Airport   (ICAO: KRMG)   [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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.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 Luna.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Luna. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4465, Longitude: -85.8277     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Luna 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 Luna), 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 Luna.



 
 
 

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