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Red Oak, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

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Around Red Oak ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Enterprise. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the east of Red Oak. Enterprise has a population of 28,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Crestview (FL). It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the south of Red Oak and has a population of 23,300 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 Red Oak and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Andalusia   [Map]   9,063   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Brewton   [Map]   5,434   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Daleville   [Map]   5,141   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Elba   [Map]   3,903   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Evergreen   [Map]   3,774   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Geneva   [Map]   4,460   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Greenville   [Map]   7,845   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Hartford   [Map]   2,647   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Luverne   [Map]   2,834   N   41 miles [66 km]
Opp   [Map]   6,658   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
De Funiak Springs (FL)   [Map]   5,795   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Fort Walton Beach (FL)   [Map]   21,817   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Milton (FL)   [Map]   9,628   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Niceville (FL)   [Map]   14,714   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Valparaiso (FL)   [Map]   5,023   S   43 miles [69.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Babbie   [Map]   606   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Beulah   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Carolina   [Map]   299   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Florala   [Map]   1,973   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Heath   [Map]   257   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Horn Hill   [Map]   229   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Libertyville   [Map]   116   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lockhart   [Map]   519   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Onycha   [Map]   185   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
River Falls   [Map]   527   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Sanford   [Map]   247   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wing   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Laurel Hill (FL)   [Map]   582   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Paxton (FL)   [Map]   749   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Svea (FL)   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Covington County ...

Red Oak is located in Covington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Covington County: Butler, Coffee, Conecuh, Crenshaw, Escambia, Geneva, Okaloosa (FL) & Walton (FL).

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Red Oak ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Florala Muni.(ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]   0J4   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
South Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: K79J)   [Map]   79J   NNE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bob Sikes Airport(ICAO: KCEW)   [Map]   CEW   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Carl Folsom Airport   [Map]   14J   NE   28 miles [45.1 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 Red Oak.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Red Oak. 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
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SW   63 miles [101.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   ENE   60 miles [96.6 km]
Panama City - Bay County Intl. (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]   PFN   SE   78 miles [125.5 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   N   80 miles [128.7 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   WSW   101 miles [162.5 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   WSW   110 miles [177 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Florala Muni.(ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]   0J4   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
South Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: K79J)   [Map]   79J   NNE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bob Sikes Airport(ICAO: KCEW)   [Map]   CEW   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Carl Folsom Airport   [Map]   14J   NE   28 miles [45.1 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.

Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
 
Florala Muni.   (ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: K79J)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bob Sikes Airport   (ICAO: KCEW)   [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
 
Destin Airport   (ICAO: KDTS)   [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
 
Jacksonville Intl.   (JAX/KJAX)   [Map]
        Website for Jacksonville 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
 
Panama City - Bay County Intl.   (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]
        Website for Panama City - Bay County International 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
 
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
 

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Footnotes ...

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

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Red Oak. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Red Oak) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Red Oak. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1399, Longitude: -86.4605     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Red Oak 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 Oak), 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 Oak.



 
 
 

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