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The location of Mathews

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Mathews ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Johnson Ford (TN). It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the north of where Mathews would have been located. Johnson Ford (TN) has a population of 65,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Henderson (TN). It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the northwest of Mathews and has a population of 55,200 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 and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Florence   [Map]   40,026   E   23 miles [37 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,706   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,847   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,108   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,474   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Baldwyn (MS)   [Map]   3,339   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Booneville (MS)   [Map]   8,816   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Corinth (MS)   [Map]   14,866   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Fulton (MS)   [Map]   4,077   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Ashland Ford (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Mount Lebanon (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Swift (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Tulu (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Cherokee   [Map]   1,014   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cloverdale   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cypress Creek   [Map]   ---   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
McGee Town   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Waterloo   [Map]   200   S   Less than 2 miles
Zip City   [Map]   ---   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   932   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Farmington (MS)   [Map]   2,194   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Glen (MS)   [Map]   411   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Iuka (MS)   [Map]   3,001   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Paden (MS)   [Map]   115   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Michie (TN)   [Map]   ---   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
New Town (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Savannah (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]

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

Lauderdale County ...

Mathews would have been located within present day 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).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mathews ...

As we travel, we always find names that give pause: while some are interesting and others familiar, some names are simply curious along with those that just strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name and if time permits, we'll try to make a side-trip.

Big Ivy (TN)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North of Mathews   [Map]
Buzzard Roost   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Cherokee   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Chickasaw (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Chickasaw Crossing   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Cooks Landing (MS)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Cross Roads (MS)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Crows Camp (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cypress Inn (TN)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alabama

    Alabama Tourism
    Alabama Parks

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama


National Park System (NPS) - Parks, Monuments & Preserves

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alabama

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alabama

Airports Near Mathews ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   SSW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport(ICAO: KSNH)   [Map]   SNH   NNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   ESE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   ESE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Hassell Fld.   [Map]   M29   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Robert Sibley Airport   [Map]   SZY   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Roscoe Turner Airport   [Map]   CRX   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   SSW   32 miles [51.5 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 Mathews.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Mathews. 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
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   W   108 miles [173.8 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NE   112 miles [180.2 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SE   121 miles [194.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   ESE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   ESE   76 miles [122.3 km]
John C. Tune Airport (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]   JWN   NE   108 miles [173.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   SSW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport(ICAO: KSNH)   [Map]   SNH   NNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   ESE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Hassell Fld.   [Map]   M29   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Robert Sibley Airport   [Map]   SZY   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Roscoe Turner Airport   [Map]   CRX   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   SSW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   S   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.

Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis 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
 
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
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson 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
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KSNH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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The Communities of Alabama

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About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Mathews.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mathews. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9437, Longitude: -88.0639     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mathews 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 Mathews), 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 Mathews.



 
 
 

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