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Mulga, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Mulga ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 10 miles [16 km] to the east of Mulga. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the southwest of Mulga and has a population of 99,500 people.

For comparison, Mulga has a population of 820 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   2016
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   E   23 miles [37 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Adamsville   [Map]   4,360   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Alden   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Cardiff   [Map]   54   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Concord   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Daisey City   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Docena   [Map]   ---   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Edgewater   [Map]   ---   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Forestdale   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Maytown   [Map]   371   W   Less than 2 miles
McDonald Chapel   [Map]   ---   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Minor   [Map]   ---   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Pinkney City   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Pleasant Grove   [Map]   10,177   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Scarlet Town   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Sylvan Springs   [Map]   1,509   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]

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

Jefferson County ...

Mulga 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 Mulga ...

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.

Booker Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West of Mulga   [Map]
Cottage Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Edgewater   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Falls Junction   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Forestdale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Glasgow   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Grays Gardens   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Graysville Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Maytown   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Merrywood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Minor   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pleasant Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Red Wine   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sunset Mountain   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Union Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Village Creek Junction   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mulga ...

Looking for more information about Mulga? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Mulga, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Mulga.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

TripAdvisor Link to:

    Alabama Statewide Tourism
    Mulga Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Mulga

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 Mulga ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NW   31 miles [49.9 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 Mulga.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Mulga. 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   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   146 miles [235 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   178 miles [286.5 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   199 miles [320.3 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   213 miles [342.8 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   213 miles [342.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   75 miles [120.7 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   90 miles [144.8 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   92 miles [148.1 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   97 miles [156.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   E   41 miles [66 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   NNW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   NNW   46 miles [74 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
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mulga.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Mulga. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mulga) 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 Mulga. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mulga

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mulga. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5529, Longitude: -86.9733     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mulga 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 Mulga), 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 Mulga.


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