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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Rainbow City.

This page contains five sections:

Around Rainbow City ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Gadsden. It lies just north of Rainbow City. Gadsden has a population of 36,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Anniston. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Rainbow City and has a population of 22,300 people.

For comparison, Rainbow City has a population of 9,600 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 Rainbow City and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,462   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Center Point   [Map]   16,655   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,350   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,150   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,711   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Irondale   [Map]   12,423   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,222   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Leeds   [Map]   11,936   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Moody   [Map]   12,593   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,249   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,646   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,722   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,709   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,023   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,841   E   45 miles [72.4 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabama City   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Attalla   [Map]   5,899   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Cobb City   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cochran Springs   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Edwardsville   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Egypt   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Glencoe   [Map]   5,153   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hokes Bluff   [Map]   4,301   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Ivalee   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Oak Level   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ohatchee   [Map]   1,146   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Reece City   [Map]   632   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Ridgeville   [Map]   105   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,572   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Steele   [Map]   1,078   W   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Etowah County ...

Rainbow City is located in Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rainbow City ...

Looking for more information about Rainbow City? 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 Rainbow City, 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 Rainbow City.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Rainbow City ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   WNW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   W   19 miles [30.6 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 Rainbow City.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rainbow City. 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   WSW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   95 miles [152.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NW   63 miles [101.4 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SE   68 miles [109.4 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NNE   88 miles [141.6 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   103 miles [165.8 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   104 miles [167.4 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   S   116 miles [186.7 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   SSE   117 miles [188.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   WNW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   W   19 miles [30.6 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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery 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
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [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
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International 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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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The official website for Rainbow City: www.rbcalabama.com/

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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 Rainbow City.

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rainbow City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rainbow City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rainbow City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9550, Longitude: -86.0416     [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 Rainbow City), 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 Rainbow City.



 
 
 

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