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Perdido, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Perdido ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Mobile. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the southwest of Perdido. Mobile has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Pensacola (FL). It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the southeast of Perdido and has a population of 53,800 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 Perdido and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Atmore   [Map]   10,022   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bay Minette   [Map]   9,312   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Brewton   [Map]   5,432   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Chickasaw   [Map]   5,908   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Daphne   [Map]   25,913   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Fairhope   [Map]   19,421   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Foley   [Map]   17,607   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Monroeville   [Map]   6,072   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Orange Beach   [Map]   5,981   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Prichard   [Map]   22,185   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Robertsdale   [Map]   5,990   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Saraland   [Map]   13,942   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Satsuma   [Map]   6,193   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Spanish Fort   [Map]   ---   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Milton (FL)   [Map]   9,839   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Barry Village   [Map]   ---   W   23 miles [37 km]
Bromley   [Map]   ---   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Bucks   [Map]   ---   W   23 miles [37 km]
Flomaton   [Map]   1,408   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Huxford   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Little River   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mount Vernon   [Map]   1,510   W   23 miles [37 km]
Phillipsville   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Stapleton   [Map]   ---   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Stockton   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Tensaw   [Map]   ---   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Uriah   [Map]   ---   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Century (FL)   [Map]   1,786   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
McDavid (FL)   [Map]   ---   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Walnut Hill (FL)   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Baldwin County ...

Perdido 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.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Perdido ...

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.

Canoe   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East of Perdido   [Map]
Freemanville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Jack Springs   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
John Gayler Grant (FL)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lottie   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Malta   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Martinville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Redtown   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Robinsonville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Walnut Hill (FL)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Perdido ...

Looking for more information about Perdido? 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 Perdido, 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 Perdido.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

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 Perdido ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Atmore Muni.   [Map]   0R1   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bay Minette Muni.   [Map]   1R8   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
North Mobile Co. Airport   [Map]   15A   WSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Brewton Muni.   [Map]   12J   E   33 miles [53.1 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 Perdido.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Perdido. 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
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   ESE   74 miles [119.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   WSW   42 miles [67.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Atmore Muni.   [Map]   0R1   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bay Minette Muni.   [Map]   1R8   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
North Mobile Co. Airport   [Map]   15A   WSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Brewton Muni.   [Map]   12J   E   33 miles [53.1 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.

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
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport   (ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Middleton Fld.   (ICAO: KGZH)   [Map]
        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
Jack Edwards Airport   (ICAO: KJKA)   [Map]
        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
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
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Baldwin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Baldwin County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Perdido.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Perdido. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0093, Longitude: -87.6269     [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 Perdido), 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 Perdido.


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