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 The location of Palmetto Beach 

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Palmetto Beach.

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Around Palmetto Beach ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Mobile. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the north of Palmetto Beach. Mobile has a population of 194,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Pensacola (FL). It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the east of Palmetto Beach and has a population of 53,200 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 starting from Palmetto Beach and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Bay Minette   [Map]   9,118   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Chickasaw   [Map]   5,954   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Daphne   [Map]   24,896   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Fairhope   [Map]   18,730   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Foley   [Map]   17,218   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Gulf Shores   [Map]   11,131   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Prichard   [Map]   22,351   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Robertsdale   [Map]   5,894   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Saraland   [Map]   13,906   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Satsuma   [Map]   6,182   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Spanish Fort   [Map]   8,065   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Gulf Breeze (FL)   [Map]   6,323   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gautier (MS)   [Map]   18,570   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Moss Point (MS)   [Map]   13,654   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Pascagoula (MS)   [Map]   22,126   W   43 miles [69.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabama Port   [Map]   ---   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Bellefontaine   [Map]   ---   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Bon Secour   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Clay City   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Dauphin Island   [Map]   1,251   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Elberta   [Map]   1,652   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Magnolia Springs   [Map]   791   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mon Louis   [Map]   ---   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Montrose   [Map]   ---   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Orange Beach   [Map]   5,850   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Perdido Beach   [Map]   631   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Point Clear   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Silverhill   [Map]   761   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Summerdale   [Map]   1,128   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Gulf Beach Heights (FL)   [Map]   ---   E   24 miles [38.6 km]

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

Baldwin County ...

Palmetto Beach is located in Baldwin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Baldwin County: Clarke, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, Washington & Escambia (FL). Mobile Bay is to the west and the Gulf of Mexico lies to the south.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Palmetto Beach ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Jack Edwards Airport(ICAO: KJKA)   [Map]   JKA   ENE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Foley Muni.   [Map]   5R4   NNE   14 miles [22.5 km]
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport(ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]   4R4   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fairhope Muni.   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Dauphin Island Airport   [Map]   4R9   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   NNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
St. Elmo Airport   [Map]   2R5   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 Palmetto Beach.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Palmetto Beach. 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
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   ENE   41 miles [66 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   ENE   79 miles [127.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   NNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl. (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]   GPT   W   74 miles [119.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Jack Edwards Airport(ICAO: KJKA)   [Map]   JKA   ENE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Foley Muni.   [Map]   5R4   NNE   14 miles [22.5 km]
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport(ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]   4R4   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fairhope Muni.   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Dauphin Island Airport   [Map]   4R9   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
St. Elmo Airport   [Map]   2R5   NW   31 miles [49.9 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.

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
 
Trent Lott Intl.   (ICAO: KPQL)   [Map]
        Website for Trent Lott 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
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
        Website for Mobile Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
        Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jack Edwards Airport   (ICAO: KJKA)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport   (ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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

The official website for Baldwin County: www.co.baldwin.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 Palmetto Beach.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palmetto Beach. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2477, Longitude: -87.8397     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Palmetto Beach 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 Palmetto Beach), 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 Palmetto Beach.



 
 
 

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