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Introduction ...

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

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Around Sand Rock ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Rome (GA). It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the east of Sand Rock. Rome (GA) has a population of 36,300 people.<1>

The next largest community is Gadsden. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the southwest of Sand Rock and has a population of 36,100 people.

For comparison, Sand Rock has a population of 560 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 Rock and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,462   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,347   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Arab   [Map]   8,295   W   41 miles [66 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,688   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,150   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,385   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,222   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Oneonta   [Map]   6,615   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,249   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,580   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,722   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,572   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   16,309   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,841   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   7,173   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Ballplay   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bootsville   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cedar Bluff   [Map]   1,802   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Centre   [Map]   3,570   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Coat's Bend   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Collinsville   [Map]   1,973   W   5 miles [8 km]
Cotnam   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Crossville   [Map]   1,848   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Dawson   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Dog Town   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Douglas   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Gaylesville   [Map]   144   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Leesburg   [Map]   1,014   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Lickskillet   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Mount Vernon   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]

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

Cherokee County ...

Sand Rock is located in Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Sand Rock ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   WNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   S   31 miles [49.9 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 Rock.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Sand Rock. 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   73 miles [117.5 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   87 miles [140 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NNE   63 miles [101.4 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WNW   63 miles [101.4 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SSE   80 miles [128.7 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   110 miles [177 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   WNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   S   31 miles [49.9 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
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
        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
 
Richard B. Russell Airport   (ICAO: KRMG)   [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
 
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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sand Rock. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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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 Sand Rock.

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sand Rock. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sand Rock

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sand Rock. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2428, Longitude: -85.7686     [Map].

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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 Rock), 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 Rock.



 
 
 

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