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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

Around Manchester ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the northwest of Manchester. Huntsville has a population of 191,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the west of Manchester and has a population of 55,400 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 Manchester and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,462   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Arab   [Map]   8,295   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Athens   [Map]   24,966   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Attalla   [Map]   5,899   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,688   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,350   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,150   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   36,084   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,385   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,493   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Madison   [Map]   46,962   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Oneonta   [Map]   6,615   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,580   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,722   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,572   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Columbus City   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Friendship   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Grant   [Map]   903   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Gregory   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hog Jaw   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Horton   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Mill Village   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Morgan City   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
New Hope   [Map]   2,800   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pine Lake Village   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Rabbit Town   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Scant City   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Union Grove   [Map]   79   W   5 miles [8 km]
Wyeth City   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]

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

Marshall County ...

Manchester is located in Marshall County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marshall County: Blount, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Madison & Morgan.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Manchester ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   SSE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WNW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   WSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   S   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 Manchester.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Manchester. 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   62 miles [99.8 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   119 miles [191.5 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   122 miles [196.3 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   164 miles [263.9 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   210 miles [338 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WNW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   75 miles [120.7 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   ENE   77 miles [123.9 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SSE   104 miles [167.4 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SW   109 miles [175.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   SSE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   NNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   WSW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   S   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
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [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
 
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
 
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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional 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 Manchester. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/

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 Manchester.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Manchester. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4112, Longitude: -86.3483     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Manchester 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 Manchester), 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 Manchester.



 
 
 

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