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The location of Oxford

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Oxford ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Gadsden. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the north of Oxford. Gadsden has a population of 36,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Vestavia Hills. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the west of Oxford and has a population of 34,200 people.

For comparison, Oxford has a population of 21,200 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 and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,462   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Alexander City   [Map]   14,718   S   46 miles [74 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,347   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Center Point   [Map]   16,655   W   46 miles [74 km]
Chelsea   [Map]   12,059   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Irondale   [Map]   12,423   W   46 miles [74 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,222   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Leeds   [Map]   11,936   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Moody   [Map]   12,593   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,691   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,646   W   23 miles [37 km]
Sylacauga   [Map]   12,657   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,709   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,023   W   41 miles [66 km]
Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   26,203   E   45 miles [72.4 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Abel   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Alexandria   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Blue Mountain   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bynum   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Choccolocco   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cobb Town   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
De Armanville   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Eastaboga   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Elder   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Friendship   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Grant Town   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Hobson City   [Map]   768   NE   Less than 2 miles
Munford   [Map]   1,259   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Saks   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Weaver   [Map]   3,091   N   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Calhoun County ...

Oxford is primarily located in Calhoun County. A portion of Oxford extends into Talladega County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Saint Clair & Talladega.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oxford ...

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.

Blue Pond   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East of Oxford   [Map]
Boiling Spring   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Coldwater   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
House (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Jo Dell   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Lakeview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Meadowbrook   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Mechanicsville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Silver Run   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sweet Home   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Trinity   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Wayside   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Woodland Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oxford ...

Looking for more information about Oxford? 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 Oxford, 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 Oxford.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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


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 Oxford ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   SE   Less than 2 miles
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Ashland - Lineville Airport   [Map]   26A   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   NNW   28 miles [45.1 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 Oxford.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Oxford. 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   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   83 miles [133.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NW   88 miles [141.6 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   SE   92 miles [148.1 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSW   94 miles [151.3 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   103 miles [165.8 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NNE   106 miles [170.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   SE   Less than 2 miles
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Ashland - Lineville Airport   [Map]   26A   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   NNW   28 miles [45.1 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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [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
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        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 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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville 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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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The Communities of Alabama

About Calhoun County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Oxford: www.oxfordalabama.org/

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

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 Oxford.

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oxford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5967, Longitude: -85.8729     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oxford 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 Oxford), 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 Oxford.



 
 
 

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