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The location of North Carolina

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to North Carolina.

This page contains six sections:

Around North Carolina ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Johnson Ford (TN). It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the northwest of where North Carolina would have been located. Johnson Ford (TN) has a population of 65,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the southeast of North Carolina and has a population of 55,100 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Athens   [Map]   25,393   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Florence   [Map]   39,959   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,736   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   7,758   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Savannah (TN)   [Map]   7,019   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Swift (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   46 miles [74 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Arnot   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Beach Grove   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Cedar Hill   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Elgin   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Ford City   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Green Hill   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Killen   [Map]   977   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Lexington   [Map]   718   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Saint Florian   [Map]   591   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wilson Dam   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Zip City   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Iron City (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   787   N   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Lauderdale County ...

North Carolina would have been located within present day Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

Curious and Interesting Names Near North Carolina ...

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.

Aqua Vista   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South of North Carolina   [Map]
Atlas (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Big Oak   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Center Star   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Emerald Shores   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Falconhead   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Green Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Hideaway Hills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Kingman (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Kingtown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Lake Coves   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lakeview   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lock Six   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mitchelltown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Palestine (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Posey (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Rascal Town (TN)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Slabtown (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sweet Gum   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Wolf Creek (TN)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   SSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   SSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SSE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   ENE   29 miles [46.7 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 North Carolina.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from North Carolina. 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
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   94 miles [151.3 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SSE   103 miles [165.8 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   W   140 miles [225.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   196 miles [315.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   SSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   ESE   45 miles [72.4 km]
John C. Tune Airport (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]   JWN   NNE   93 miles [149.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   SSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SSE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   ENE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   ESE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   WSW   39 miles [62.8 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.

Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        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
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KSNH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Maury Co. Airport   (ICAO: KMRC)   [Map]
        Website for Maury County 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
 
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
 
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
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune 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 ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 North Carolina.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Carolina. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9256, Longitude: -87.4936     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for North Carolina 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 North Carolina), 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 North Carolina.



 
 
 

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