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Rock Creek, Alabama
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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Rock Creek.

This page contains four sections:

Around Rock Creek ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 16 miles [25 km] to the east of Rock Creek. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the southwest of Rock Creek and has a population of 98,300 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 Rock Creek and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,707   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,730   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Center Point   [Map]   16,655   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,350   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,711   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,264   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,708   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,848   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,710   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,071   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,691   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Northport   [Map]   24,772   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Pelham   [Map]   22,885   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,023   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,174   E   19 miles [30.6 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Adger   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Brighton   [Map]   2,862   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Concord   [Map]   ---   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Dolomite   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Edgewater   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fairfield Village   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   10,907   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Industrial City   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Maytown   [Map]   374   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
McDonald Chapel   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Mulga   [Map]   819   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
North Johns   [Map]   142   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Oak Grove   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Pleasant Grove   [Map]   10,260   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Sylvan Springs   [Map]   1,524   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]

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

Jefferson County ...

Rock Creek 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 Rock Creek.

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

Airports Near Rock Creek ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   ENE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   S   37 miles [59.5 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 Rock Creek.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rock Creek. 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   ENE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   153 miles [246.2 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   184 miles [296.1 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   197 miles [317 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   207 miles [333.1 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   209 miles [336.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNE   81 miles [130.4 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   90 miles [144.8 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   92 miles [148.1 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   101 miles [162.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   WNW   45 miles [72.4 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
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [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
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rock Creek. 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 Rock Creek.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4771, Longitude: -87.0803     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rock Creek 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 Rock Creek), 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 Rock Creek.



 
 
 

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