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McGuire Ford, Alabama

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to McGuire Ford.

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Around McGuire Ford ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the north of McGuire Ford. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the west of McGuire Ford and has a population of 99,500 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 McGuire Ford and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,489   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Selma   [Map]   18,983   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Brantleyville   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Brierfield   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Centreville   [Map]   2,708   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
East Town   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Eddings   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Italian Town   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Maylene   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Montevallo   [Map]   6,723   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Oakley   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Randolph   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Sawmill Town   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Scottsville   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
West Blocton   [Map]   1,263   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Wilton   [Map]   682   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Woodstock   [Map]   1,569   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Bibb County ...

McGuire Ford is located in Bibb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bibb County: Chilton, Hale, Jefferson, Perry, Shelby & Tuscaloosa.

Curious and Interesting Names Near McGuire Ford ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Booth Ford   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North of McGuire Ford   [Map]
Bucktown (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Flat Top   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Gary Springs   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hebron   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Italian Town   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Marvel   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Masena   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pea Ridge   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Piper   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pratt Ferry (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Primitive Ridge   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Red Eagle   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Sawmill Town   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Sixmile   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Stacks Hill (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around McGuire Ford. 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 McGuire Ford. 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

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alabama

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

Airports Near McGuire Ford ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   NNE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Gragg - Wade Fld.   [Map]   02A   SE   26 miles [41.8 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 McGuire Ford.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from McGuire Ford. 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
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   153 miles [246.2 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   179 miles [288.1 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   180 miles [289.7 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   212 miles [341.2 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   218 miles [350.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WNW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   63 miles [101.4 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   E   94 miles [151.3 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   109 miles [175.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   NNE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Gragg - Wade Fld.   [Map]   02A   SE   26 miles [41.8 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
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Craig Fld.   (ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]
        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
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International 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
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery 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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for McGuire Ford. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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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 McGuire Ford.

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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 McGuire Ford. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- McGuire Ford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McGuire Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0629, Longitude: -86.9955     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for McGuire Ford 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 McGuire Ford), 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 McGuire Ford.


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