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 The location of Praco 

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Praco ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the east of Praco. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the southwest of Praco and has a population of 98,300 people.

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

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,707   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,730   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Center Point   [Map]   16,655   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,350   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,711   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,264   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,708   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,848   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,710   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,071   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,691   E   23 miles [37 km]
Northport   [Map]   24,772   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pelham   [Map]   22,885   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,023   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,174   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Adamsville   [Map]   4,400   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Alden   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Barney   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Burnwell   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Dora   [Map]   1,960   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Goodsprings   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Graysville   [Map]   2,096   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Maytown   [Map]   374   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Mulga   [Map]   819   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Oakahalla   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Quinton   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Reeds Ferry   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Sylvan Springs   [Map]   1,524   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Twilley Town   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
West Jefferson   [Map]   336   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]

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

Jefferson County ...

Praco is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Praco ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NNW   23 miles [37 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   NNW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   N   41 miles [66 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 Praco.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Praco. 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   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   154 miles [247.8 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   175 miles [281.6 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   190 miles [305.8 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   216 miles [347.6 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   218 miles [350.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNE   73 miles [117.5 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   83 miles [133.6 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   99 miles [159.3 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   106 miles [170.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NNW   23 miles [37 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   NNW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   N   41 miles [66 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
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        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
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama 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
 

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.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 Praco.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Praco. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6137, Longitude: -87.1125     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Praco 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 Praco), 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 Praco.



 
 
 

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