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The location of Shopton

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Shopton ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Montgomery. It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the northwest of Shopton. Montgomery has a population of 200,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Auburn. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the northeast of Shopton and has a population of 63,100 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 Shopton and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Clayton   [Map]   2,904   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Dadeville   [Map]   3,128   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Elba   [Map]   3,893   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Eufaula   [Map]   12,404   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Greenville   [Map]   7,781   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Millbrook   [Map]   15,413   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Opelika   [Map]   29,869   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Ozark   [Map]   14,610   S   49 miles [78.9 km]
Pike Road   [Map]   8,777   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Prattville   [Map]   35,606   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tallassee   [Map]   4,759   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Troy   [Map]   19,191   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Tuskegee   [Map]   8,722   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Union Springs   [Map]   3,749   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Wetumpka   [Map]   8,219   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Armstrong   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Cecil   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Fitzpatrick   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fort Davis   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Grady   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hardaway   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Inverness   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Kent   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
McClure Town   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Meeksville   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Needmore   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Orion   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Perote   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
Pine Level   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Ramer   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

Bullock County ...

Shopton is located in Bullock County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bullock County: Barbour, Macon, Montgomery, Pike & Russell.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shopton ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bruceville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Shopton   [Map]
China Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Cornerstone   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hector   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
High Ridge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hooks Crossroads   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mitchell   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Pine Level   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Shepherd Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stills Crossroads   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alabama

    Alabama Tourism
    Alabama Parks

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama


National Park System (NPS) - Parks, Monuments & Preserves

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alabama

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alabama

Airports Near Shopton ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Franklin Fld.   [Map]   07A   ENE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Troy Muni.(ICAO: KTOI)   [Map]   TOI   SSW   18 miles [29 km]
Tallassee Muni.   [Map]   ---   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Brundidge Muni.   [Map]   60A   SSE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Moton Fld. Muni.   [Map]   06A   NNE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   WNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Clayton Muni.   [Map]   11A   ESE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Wetumpka Muni.   [Map]   08A   NW   36 miles [57.9 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 Shopton.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Shopton. 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   NNW   110 miles [177 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSW   117 miles [188.3 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SW   135 miles [217.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   NE   136 miles [218.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   WNW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   SSE   62 miles [99.8 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   ENE   64 miles [103 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   NNE   77 miles [123.9 km]
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.(ABY/KABY)   [Map]   ABY   ESE   110 miles [177 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Franklin Fld.   [Map]   07A   ENE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Troy Muni.(ICAO: KTOI)   [Map]   TOI   SSW   18 miles [29 km]
Tallassee Muni.   [Map]   ---   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Brundidge Muni.   [Map]   60A   SSE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Moton Fld. Muni.   [Map]   06A   NNE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Clayton Muni.   [Map]   11A   ESE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Wetumpka Muni.   [Map]   08A   NW   36 miles [57.9 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
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.   (ABY/KABY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Troy Muni.   (ICAO: KTOI)   [Map]
        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
 
Auburn - Opelika Airport   (AUO/KAUO)   [Map]
        Website for Auburn - Opelika Robert G. Pitts 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
 
Jacksonville Intl.   (JAX/KJAX)   [Map]
        Website for Jacksonville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Savannah / Hilton Head Intl.   (SAV/KSAV)   [Map]
        Website for Savannah / Hilton Head 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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville 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
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shopton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1171, Longitude: -85.9422     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shopton 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 Shopton), 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 Shopton.



 
 
 

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