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 The location of Pelham 

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Around Pelham ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the north of Pelham. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the west of Pelham and has a population of 98,300 people.

For comparison, Pelham has a population of 22,900 people.

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

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,707   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,730   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Center Point   [Map]   16,655   N   23 miles [37 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,711   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,264   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,708   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,848   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,710   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,071   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,691   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Northport   [Map]   24,772   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,646   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,709   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,023   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,174   N   9 miles [14.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Brantleyville   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cahaba Heights   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Chelsea   [Map]   12,059   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Columbiana   [Map]   4,168   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Greenwood   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Indian Springs Village   [Map]   2,523   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Inverness   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lake Purdy   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Maylene   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Meadowbrook   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
New Village   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Saginaw   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Shannon   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Siluria   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Shelby County ...

Pelham is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pelham ...

Looking for more information about Pelham? 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 Pelham, 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 Pelham.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Pelham ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   ESE   27 miles [43.5 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 Pelham.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Pelham. 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   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   135 miles [217.3 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   194 miles [312.2 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   195 miles [313.8 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   197 miles [317 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   219 miles [352.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   72 miles [115.9 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   E   81 miles [130.4 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   91 miles [146.5 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   110 miles [177 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   ESE   118 miles [189.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   ESE   27 miles [43.5 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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional 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
 
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
 
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pelham: www.pelhamonline.com/

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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 Pelham.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pelham. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3118, Longitude: -86.7564     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pelham 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 Pelham), 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 Pelham.



 
 
 

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