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Sipsey, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

Around Sipsey ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the southeast of Sipsey. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the southwest of Sipsey and has a population of 98,300 people.

For comparison, Sipsey has a population of 430 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 from Sipsey and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,707   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,730   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Center Point   [Map]   16,655   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,350   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,493   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,264   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,708   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,848   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,710   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,071   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,691   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Northport   [Map]   24,772   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Pelham   [Map]   22,885   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,023   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,174   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Arkadelphia   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Barney   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Burnwell   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cordova   [Map]   2,028   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Corner   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Creel   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Dora   [Map]   1,960   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Empire   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Oakahalla   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Powellville   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Quinton   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Red Hill   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Sumiton   [Map]   2,418   SE   5 miles [8 km]

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

Walker County ...

Sipsey is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Sipsey ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   WNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   NNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   NNE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   ENE   41 miles [66 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   NNE   41 miles [66 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 Sipsey.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Sipsey. 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   26 miles [41.8 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   153 miles [246.2 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   160 miles [257.5 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   184 miles [296.1 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   222 miles [357.3 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   231 miles [371.8 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   233 miles [375 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SW   51 miles [82.1 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNE   58 miles [93.3 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   70 miles [112.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   WNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   NNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   NNE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   ENE   41 miles [66 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   NNE   41 miles [66 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   W   42 miles [67.6 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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [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
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        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
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [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
 
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 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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama 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 Sipsey. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.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 Sipsey.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sipsey. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8249, Longitude: -87.0863     [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 Sipsey), 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 Sipsey.



 
 
 

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