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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Mountain Star.

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Around Mountain Star ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Decatur. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the east of Mountain Star. Decatur has a population of 55,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Florence. It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the north of Mountain Star and has a population of 40,000 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 are driving it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Athens   [Map]   24,966   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Haleyville   [Map]   4,088   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,772   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,493   E   41 miles [66 km]
Moulton   [Map]   3,337   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,706   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Priceville   [Map]   3,179   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Red Bay   [Map]   3,131   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,847   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,108   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,474   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Winfield   [Map]   4,570   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Fulton (MS)   [Map]   4,077   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Iuka (MS)   [Map]   3,001   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Bear Creek   [Map]   1,047   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Belgreen   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cypress Creek   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Ford City   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
Hatton   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Leighton   [Map]   712   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Littleville   [Map]   990   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Mount Hope   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Muck City   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Nitrate City   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Phil Campbell   [Map]   1,235   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Spring Valley   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Spruce Pine   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Town Creek   [Map]   1,065   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Wilson Dam   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]

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

Franklin County ...

Mountain Star is located in Franklin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Colbert, Lawrence, Marion, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Tishomingo (MS).

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Mountain Star ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SSW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   S   18 miles [29 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   ENE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   WSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   SE   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 Mountain Star.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Mountain Star. 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   SE   84 miles [135.2 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   122 miles [196.3 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   136 miles [218.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   194 miles [312.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   S   91 miles [146.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SSW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   S   18 miles [29 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   ENE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   WSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   WNW   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.

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth 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
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [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
 
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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional 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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 Mountain Star.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mountain Star. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5415, Longitude: -87.6536     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mountain Star 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 Mountain Star), 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 Mountain Star.



 
 
 

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