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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Sand Lick.

This page contains four sections:

Around Sand Lick ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Decatur. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the east of where Sand Lick would have been located. Decatur has a population of 55,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Florence. It is located about 17 miles [27 km] to the northeast of Sand Lick and has a population of 40,000 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 Sand Lick and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Athens   [Map]   24,966   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Haleyville   [Map]   4,088   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,772   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,493   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,706   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,847   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,108   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,474   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Winfield   [Map]   4,570   S   46 miles [74 km]
Baldwyn (MS)   [Map]   3,339   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Booneville (MS)   [Map]   8,816   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Corinth (MS)   [Map]   14,866   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Fulton (MS)   [Map]   4,077   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tulu (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   46 miles [74 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Belgreen   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Burntout   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cherokee   [Map]   1,014   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cypress Creek   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Ford City   [Map]   ---   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hodges   [Map]   285   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Leighton   [Map]   712   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Littleville   [Map]   990   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
McGee Town   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mount Hope   [Map]   ---   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Nitrate City   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Phil Campbell   [Map]   1,235   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Spring Valley   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Spruce Pine   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wilson Dam   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Colbert County ...

Sand Lick would have been located within present day Colbert County.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Sand Lick ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SSE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   WSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   WSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   WNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   E   25 miles [40.2 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 Sand Lick.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Sand Lick. 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   92 miles [148.1 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   122 miles [196.3 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   127 miles [204.4 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   203 miles [326.7 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   14 miles [22.5 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   E   57 miles [91.7 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   S   95 miles [152.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SSE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   WSW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   WSW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   WNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   E   25 miles [40.2 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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [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
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [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
 
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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The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.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 Sand Lick.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sand Lick. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5973, Longitude: -87.7936     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sand Lick 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 Sand Lick), 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 Sand Lick.



 
 
 

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