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 The location of Memphis 

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

Around Memphis ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Dothan. It lies just north of Memphis. Dothan has a population of 68,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Enterprise. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the northwest of Memphis and has a population of 28,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Abbeville   [Map]   2,620   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Daleville   [Map]   5,141   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Elba   [Map]   3,903   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Geneva   [Map]   4,460   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hartford   [Map]   2,647   W   18 miles [29 km]
Headland   [Map]   4,736   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Ozark   [Map]   14,719   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Taylor   [Map]   2,402   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   2,726   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Chattahoochee (FL)   [Map]   3,144   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Chipley (FL)   [Map]   3,565   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Marianna (FL)   [Map]   9,100   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Bainbridge (GA)   [Map]   12,507   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Blakely (GA)   [Map]   4,871   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Donalsonville (GA)   [Map]   2,675   E   30 miles [48.3 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Ashford   [Map]   2,158   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Avon   [Map]   530   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Cottonwood   [Map]   1,264   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Cowarts   [Map]   1,988   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Grimes   [Map]   546   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Kinsey   [Map]   2,197   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Madrid   [Map]   338   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Malvern   [Map]   1,446   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Merritts Crossroads   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Napier Field   [Map]   347   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Parish   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Parker Village   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Rehobeth   [Map]   1,449   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Webb   [Map]   1,413   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Campbellton (FL)   [Map]   221   S   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Houston County ...

Memphis is located in Houston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Houston County: Dale, Geneva, Henry, Jackson (FL), Early (GA) & Seminole (GA).

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Memphis ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   NNW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Headland Muni.   [Map]   0J6   NNE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Tri-Co. Airport   [Map]   1J0   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Marianna Muni.(ICAO: KMAI)   [Map]   MAI   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Geneva Muni.   [Map]   33J   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Donalsonville Muni.   [Map]   17J   ESE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Early Co. Airport(ICAO: KBIJ)   [Map]   BIJ   ENE   33 miles [53.1 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 Memphis.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Memphis. 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
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   WSW   81 miles [130.4 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   WSW   116 miles [186.7 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   NNE   181 miles [291.3 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNW   186 miles [299.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   NNW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Panama City - Bay County Intl. (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]   PFN   SSW   66 miles [106.2 km]
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.(ABY/KABY)   [Map]   ABY   ENE   75 miles [120.7 km]
Tallahassee Rgnl. (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]   TLH   SE   79 miles [127.1 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   NNE   98 miles [157.7 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   NW   100 miles [160.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Headland Muni.   [Map]   0J6   NNE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Tri-Co. Airport   [Map]   1J0   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Marianna Muni.(ICAO: KMAI)   [Map]   MAI   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Geneva Muni.   [Map]   33J   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Donalsonville Muni.   [Map]   17J   ESE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Early Co. Airport(ICAO: KBIJ)   [Map]   BIJ   ENE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Abbeville Muni.   [Map]   0J0   NNE   33 miles [53.1 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.

Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan 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
 
Marianna Muni.   (ICAO: KMAI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Early Co. Airport   (ICAO: KBIJ)   [Map]
        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
 
Decatur Co. Air Park   (BGE/KBGE)   [Map]
        Website for Decatur County Industrial Air Park
        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
 
Jacksonville Intl.   (JAX/KJAX)   [Map]
        Website for Jacksonville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Savannah / Hilton Head Intl.   (SAV/KSAV)   [Map]
        Website for Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Panama City - Bay County Intl.   (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]
        Website for Panama City - Bay County International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.   (ABY/KABY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tallahassee Rgnl.   (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]
        Website for Tallahassee Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

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 Memphis.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Memphis. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1327, Longitude: -85.3755     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Memphis 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 Memphis), 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 Memphis.



 
 
 

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