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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Red Bay.

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Around Red Bay ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Florence. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the northeast of Red Bay. Florence has a population of 40,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tupelo (MS). It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the west of Red Bay and has a population of 38,800 people.

For comparison, Red Bay has a population of 3,100 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 and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Haleyville   [Map]   4,074   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,739   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   E   23 miles [37 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Winfield   [Map]   4,531   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]   5,391   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Amory (MS)   [Map]   7,067   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Booneville (MS)   [Map]   8,744   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Corinth (MS)   [Map]   14,818   NW   41 miles [66 km]
New Albany (MS)   [Map]   8,786   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Ripley (MS)   [Map]   5,373   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Saltillo (MS)   [Map]   5,008   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Tulu (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   45 miles [72.4 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Belgreen   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Burntout   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hackleburg   [Map]   1,477   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hodges   [Map]   284   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Vina   [Map]   356   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Weston   [Map]   ---   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Belmont (MS)   [Map]   2,032   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Fulton (MS)   [Map]   4,066   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Golden (MS)   [Map]   189   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Mantachie (MS)   [Map]   1,132   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Marietta (MS)   [Map]   255   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Oakland (MS)   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Paden (MS)   [Map]   115   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   336   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Tremont (MS)   [Map]   464   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Franklin County ...

Red Bay is located in Franklin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Colbert, Lawrence, Marion, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Tishomingo (MS).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Red Bay ...

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.

Bounds Crossroads (MS)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest of Red Bay   [Map]
Dennis (MS)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Golden (MS)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Halltown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Jordans Mill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Piney Bend   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Pleasant Site   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pogo   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Seven Pines   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Red Bay ...

Looking for more information about Red Bay? 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 Red Bay, 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 Red Bay.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Red Bay


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 Red Bay ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   NW   Less than 2 miles
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Fulton - Itawamba Co. Airport   [Map]   11M   WSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   HAB   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   N   23 miles [37 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   E   24 miles [38.6 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 Red Bay.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Red Bay. 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   SE   99 miles [159.3 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   112 miles [180.2 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   142 miles [228.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   E   78 miles [125.5 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SSE   89 miles [143.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   NW   Less than 2 miles
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Fulton - Itawamba Co. Airport   [Map]   11M   WSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   HAB   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   N   23 miles [37 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   E   24 miles [38.6 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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tupelo Rgnl.   (TUP/KTUP)   [Map]
        Website for Tupelo Regional 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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International 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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional 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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        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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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Red Bay. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Red Bay.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Red Bay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4357, Longitude: -88.1362     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Red Bay 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 Red Bay), 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 Red Bay.



 
 
 

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