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Oak Ridge, Alabama
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 The location of Oak Ridge 

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Oak Ridge.

This page contains four sections:

Around Oak Ridge ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the northeast of Oak Ridge. Huntsville has a population of 191,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It lies just north of Oak Ridge and has a population of 55,400 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Oak Ridge and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,462   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Arab   [Map]   8,295   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Athens   [Map]   24,966   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,350   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Florence   [Map]   40,026   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,385   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,493   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,071   S   46 miles [74 km]
Madison   [Map]   46,962   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,706   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Oneonta   [Map]   6,615   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,847   W   41 miles [66 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,108   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,474   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Belle Mina   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Danville   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Falkville   [Map]   1,268   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Flint City   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Harris Station   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lacon   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mooresville   [Map]   58   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Moulton Heights   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Oakville   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Orrville   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Priceville   [Map]   3,179   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Russell Village   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Somerville   [Map]   716   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Trinity   [Map]   2,157   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Morgan County ...

Oak Ridge is located in Morgan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Morgan County: Cullman, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall & Winston.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Oak Ridge ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   NNE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   SSE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   SSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   WNW   23 miles [37 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   SW   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 Oak Ridge.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Oak Ridge. 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   SSE   64 miles [103 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   115 miles [185.1 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   157 miles [252.7 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   173 miles [278.4 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   ENE   192 miles [309 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   39 miles [62.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   NNE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   SSE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   SSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   WNW   23 miles [37 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   SW   29 miles [46.7 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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        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
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Madison County Exec.   (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]
        Website for Madison County Executive 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
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [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
 
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 Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Morgan County: www.co.morgan.al.us/

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 Oak Ridge.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4781, Longitude: -86.9950     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oak Ridge 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 Oak Ridge), 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 Oak Ridge.



 
 
 

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