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Introduction ...

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

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Around Penton ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Columbus (GA). It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the southeast of Penton. Columbus (GA) has a population of 197,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Auburn. It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the south of Penton and has a population of 63,100 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 Penton and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alexander City   [Map]   14,773   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Lanett   [Map]   6,393   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Opelika   [Map]   29,869   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Phenix City   [Map]   37,132   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Roanoke   [Map]   5,984   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Smith's Station   [Map]   5,341   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Sylacauga   [Map]   12,540   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Tuskegee   [Map]   8,722   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Valley   [Map]   9,377   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   26,562   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   30,771   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Newnan (GA)   [Map]   37,912   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Abanda   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Almond   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Camp Hill   [Map]   975   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Cusseta   [Map]   123   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Daviston   [Map]   209   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Evansville   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Five Points   [Map]   140   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Fredonia   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Frog Eye   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
LaFayette   [Map]   2,968   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Motley   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Rock Mills   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Standing Rock   [Map]   ---   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Wadley   [Map]   737   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

Chambers County ...

Penton is located in Chambers County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chambers County: Lee, Randolph, Tallapoosa, Harris (GA) & Troup (GA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Penton ...

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.

Buffalo   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast of Penton   [Map]
Chapel Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Clackville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Five Points   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Milltown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Red Level   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Rock Fence   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Tiller Crossroads   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Union Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Wait Ferry   -   5 miles [8 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 Penton.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   NNE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Camp Hill Airport   [Map]   ---   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lanett Muni.   [Map]   7A3   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
La Grange - Callaway Airport(ICAO: KLGC)   [Map]   LGC   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Auburn - Opelika Airport (AUO/KAUO)   [Map]   AUO   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Ashland - Lineville Airport   [Map]   26A   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Thomas C. Russell Fld.(ICAO: KALX)   [Map]   ALX   WSW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Harris Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   ESE   35 miles [56.3 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 Penton.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Penton. 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
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   NE   74 miles [119.1 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   WNW   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   NNE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SW   72 miles [115.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Camp Hill Airport   [Map]   ---   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lanett Muni.   [Map]   7A3   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
La Grange - Callaway Airport(ICAO: KLGC)   [Map]   LGC   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Auburn - Opelika Airport (AUO/KAUO)   [Map]   AUO   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Ashland - Lineville Airport   [Map]   26A   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Thomas C. Russell Fld.(ICAO: KALX)   [Map]   ALX   WSW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Harris Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   ESE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Harris Co. Airport   [Map]   PIM   ESE   35 miles [56.3 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.

Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta 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
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
La Grange - Callaway Airport   (ICAO: KLGC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Auburn - Opelika Airport   (AUO/KAUO)   [Map]
        Website for Auburn - Opelika Robert G. Pitts Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [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
 
Newnan Coweta Co. Airport   (ICAO: KCCO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        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
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson 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
 
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
 
Middle Georgia Rgnl.   (MCN/KMCN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Chambers County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chambers County: www.chamberscounty.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 Penton.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Penton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0057, Longitude: -85.4670     [Map].

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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 Penton), 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 Penton.



 
 
 

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