RoadsideThoughs depends on cookies for its operation. Please refer to our Privacy page for details. By closing this banner or continuing to browse RoadsideThoughts, you agree to the use of cookies.

  RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
  Sitemap
     
>> >> >> >>
 
   
 

Merrell Beach, Alabama

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other AL
Communities

 The location of Merrell Beach 

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
Click here for an interactive map for
Merrell Beach
and the surrounding area.
 
 
 
 
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
Alabama
 
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Merrell Beach.

This page contains four sections:

Around Merrell Beach ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the northwest of Merrell Beach. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoover. It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the northwest of Merrell Beach and has a population of 84,800 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 are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,707   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Alexander City   [Map]   14,718   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,730   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Center Point   [Map]   16,655   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,711   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,264   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,708   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,710   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Millbrook   [Map]   15,314   S   41 miles [66 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,691   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Pelham   [Map]   22,885   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Prattville   [Map]   35,420   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,709   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,023   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,174   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Bon Air   [Map]   114   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,213   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Childersburg   [Map]   5,046   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Columbiana   [Map]   4,168   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Comerdale   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Fayetteville   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Gantts Quarry   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Harpersville   [Map]   1,681   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Jemison   [Map]   2,619   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Oak Grove   [Map]   517   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Pine Grove Village   [Map]   ---   S   Less than 2 miles
Shelby   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Talladega Springs   [Map]   163   E   5 miles [8 km]
Weogufka   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Wilsonville   [Map]   1,980   N   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Shelby County ...

Merrell Beach is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Merrell Beach ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   ENE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   WNW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Gragg - Wade Fld.   [Map]   02A   SSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Coosa Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   WSW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Thomas C. Russell Fld.(ICAO: KALX)   [Map]   ALX   ESE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNW   35 miles [56.3 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 Merrell Beach.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Merrell Beach. 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   NNW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   126 miles [202.8 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   180 miles [289.7 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSW   184 miles [296.1 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   209 miles [336.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   S   55 miles [88.5 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   W   63 miles [101.4 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   E   66 miles [106.2 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   ESE   100 miles [160.9 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   107 miles [172.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   ENE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   WNW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Gragg - Wade Fld.   [Map]   02A   SSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Coosa Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   WSW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Thomas C. Russell Fld.(ICAO: KALX)   [Map]   ALX   ESE   34 miles [54.7 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   NNE   35 miles [56.3 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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International 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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        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
 
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [Map]
        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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional 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
 
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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Shelby County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.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 Merrell Beach.

- Return to Citation

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Merrell Beach. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0916, Longitude: -86.5240     [Map].

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Merrell Beach), 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.

- Return to Citation


For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Merrell Beach.



 
 
 

Community
Profile
Nearby
 
Census
 
Genealogy
Helper
Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Summarized
 
Misc
 
Other   AL
Communities
 
 
 

Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 
 

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 26 Nov 2016
By John Hall