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The location of Media

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Media ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 17 miles [27 km] to the southeast of Media. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the southwest of Media and has a population of 98,300 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 from Media and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,707   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,730   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Center Point   [Map]   16,655   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,350   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,711   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,264   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,708   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,848   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,710   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,071   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,691   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Northport   [Map]   24,772   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Pelham   [Map]   22,885   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,023   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,174   SE   23 miles [37 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Adamsville   [Map]   4,400   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Alden   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Barney   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Burnwell   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Cardiff   [Map]   54   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Dora   [Map]   1,960   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Graysville   [Map]   2,096   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Oakahalla   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Quinton   [Map]   ---   W   Less than 2 miles
Reeds Ferry   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Sayre   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Sumiton   [Map]   2,418   N   5 miles [8 km]
Twilley Town   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
West Jefferson   [Map]   336   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]

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

Jefferson County ...

Media is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Media ...

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.

Bryan   -   Less than 2 miles to the North of Media   [Map]
Flat Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Flat Top   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Glover Ferry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Graysville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Littleton   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Littleton Ferry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Red Star   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Reeds Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Robbins Crossroads   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Snowtown   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Vulcan   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Williams Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   ESE   18 miles [29 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   NNW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   N   37 miles [59.5 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 Media.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Media. 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   ESE   18 miles [29 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   150 miles [241.4 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   170 miles [273.6 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   192 miles [309 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   220 miles [354.1 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   222 miles [357.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNE   68 miles [109.4 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   80 miles [128.7 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   101 miles [162.5 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   103 miles [165.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   NNW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   NNE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   ENE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   W   44 miles [70.8 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
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [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
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [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
 
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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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 Media.

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Media. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Media

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Media. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6710, Longitude: -87.0461     [Map].

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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 Media), 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 Media.



 
 
 

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