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 The location of Smith 

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

Around Smith ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Decatur. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the east of where Smith would have been located. Decatur has a population of 55,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Florence. It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the north of Smith and has a population of 40,000 people.

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

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Fayette   [Map]   4,490   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Haleyville   [Map]   4,088   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,772   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,493   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,071   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Moulton   [Map]   3,337   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,706   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Priceville   [Map]   3,179   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Red Bay   [Map]   3,131   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,847   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,108   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,474   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Winfield   [Map]   4,570   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Fulton (MS)   [Map]   4,077   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   50 miles [80.5 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Bear Creek   [Map]   1,047   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Belgreen   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Boar Tush   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Burntout   [Map]   ---   W   18 miles [29 km]
Delmar   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hackleburg   [Map]   1,486   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hatton   [Map]   ---   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Hodges   [Map]   285   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Littleville   [Map]   990   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Mount Hope   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Natural Bridge   [Map]   36   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Phil Campbell   [Map]   1,235   SE   Less than 2 miles
Spring Valley   [Map]   ---   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Spruce Pine   [Map]   ---   N   Less than 2 miles
Vina   [Map]   357   W   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

Franklin County ...

Smith would have been located within present day Franklin County.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Smith ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   N   5 miles [8 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   HAB   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   NNE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   NE   28 miles [45.1 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 Smith.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Smith. 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   78 miles [125.5 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   134 miles [215.7 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   136 miles [218.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   195 miles [313.8 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   ENE   232 miles [373.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   ENE   56 miles [90.1 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   S   79 miles [127.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   N   5 miles [8 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   HAB   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   NNE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   WNW   28 miles [45.1 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
 
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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Franklin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Smith.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smith. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3715, Longitude: -87.7189     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smith 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 Smith), 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 Smith.



 
 
 

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