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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

Around Rhea ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Gadsden. It lies just east of where Rhea would have been located. Gadsden has a population of 36,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Anniston. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the southeast of Rhea and has a population of 22,300 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 from Rhea and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,462   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Center Point   [Map]   16,655   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,350   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,150   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,711   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Irondale   [Map]   12,423   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,222   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Leeds   [Map]   11,936   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Moody   [Map]   12,593   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,249   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,646   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,722   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,709   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,023   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,841   E   49 miles [78.9 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabama City   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Altoona   [Map]   924   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Attalla   [Map]   5,899   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Egypt   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Gallant   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Ivalee   [Map]   ---   NW   Less than 2 miles
Mountainboro   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,580   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Reece City   [Map]   632   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ridgeville   [Map]   105   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Sardis City   [Map]   1,755   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,572   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Steele   [Map]   1,078   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Walnut Grove   [Map]   685   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Whitesboro   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Etowah County ...

Rhea would have been located within present day Etowah County.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Rhea ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   SSE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   WSW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   NNW   16 miles [25.7 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 Rhea.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rhea. 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   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   100 miles [160.9 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNW   148 miles [238.2 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   172 miles [276.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NW   56 miles [90.1 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SE   75 miles [120.7 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NE   87 miles [140 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   98 miles [157.7 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   102 miles [164.2 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   S   119 miles [191.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   SSE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   WSW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   NNW   16 miles [25.7 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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 
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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Rhea.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rhea. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0223, Longitude: -86.1194     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rhea 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 Rhea), 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 Rhea.



 
 
 

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