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Introduction ...

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

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Around Salem ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the east of Salem. 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 south of Salem and has a population of 98,300 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Salem and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,707   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,730   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Center Point   [Map]   16,655   E   46 miles [74 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   10,907   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,711   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,264   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,708   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,848   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,710   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Irondale   [Map]   12,423   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,071   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,691   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Northport   [Map]   24,772   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Pelham   [Map]   22,885   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,174   E   46 miles [74 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Bankston   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Barney   [Map]   ---   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bazemore   [Map]   ---   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Berry   [Map]   1,113   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Carbon Hill   [Map]   1,975   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Corona   [Map]   ---   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Eldridge   [Map]   128   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Goodsprings   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Kansas   [Map]   221   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Oakman   [Map]   760   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Parrish   [Map]   963   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Patton   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Rossland City   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Samantha   [Map]   ---   S   18 miles [29 km]
Townley   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Fayette County ...

Salem is located in Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Salem ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NNE   18 miles [29 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   W   18 miles [29 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SSW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   NNE   33 miles [53.1 km]
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lamar Co. Airport   [Map]   M55   WNW   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 Salem.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Salem. 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   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   169 miles [272 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   175 miles [281.6 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   176 miles [283.2 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   222 miles [357.3 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   227 miles [365.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SSW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   N   73 miles [117.5 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNE   78 miles [125.5 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SE   114 miles [183.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NNE   18 miles [29 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   W   18 miles [29 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   NNE   33 miles [53.1 km]
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lamar Co. Airport   [Map]   M55   WNW   37 miles [59.5 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
 
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport   (UBS/KUBS)   [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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta 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
 
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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salem. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6782, Longitude: -87.4981     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Salem 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 Salem), 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 Salem.



 
 
 

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