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Smiths Ferry, Alabama
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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Smiths Ferry.

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Around Smiths Ferry ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the southwest of Smiths Ferry. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoover. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the southwest of Smiths Ferry and has a population of 84,800 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 Smiths Ferry and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,707   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Albertville   [Map]   21,462   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,347   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,730   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Center Point   [Map]   16,655   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   36,084   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,264   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,708   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,710   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,691   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,249   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pelham   [Map]   22,885   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,709   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,023   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,174   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Allgood   [Map]   628   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Argo   [Map]   4,196   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ashville   [Map]   2,256   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Ayres   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Branchville   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Deavers   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Highland Lake   [Map]   424   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Margaret   [Map]   4,554   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Odenville   [Map]   3,695   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Oneonta   [Map]   6,615   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Remlap   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Springville   [Map]   4,198   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Straight Mountain   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Turnbough Town   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Coosa County ...

Smiths Ferry is located in Coosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Coosa County: Chilton, Clay, Elmore, Shelby, Talladega & Tallapoosa.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Smiths Ferry ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NNE   10 miles [16.1 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   SSE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   ENE   23 miles [37 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   ENE   23 miles [37 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   NNE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   NW   37 miles [59.5 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 Smiths Ferry.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Smiths Ferry. 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   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   117 miles [188.3 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   158 miles [254.3 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   195 miles [313.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNW   58 miles [93.3 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   78 miles [125.5 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SE   79 miles [127.1 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NW   91 miles [146.5 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   S   105 miles [169 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NE   109 miles [175.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NNE   10 miles [16.1 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   SSE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   ENE   23 miles [37 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   ENE   23 miles [37 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   NNE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   ESE   38 miles [61.2 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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta 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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        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
 
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
 
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
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [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
 
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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola 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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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Smiths Ferry.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smiths Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8307, Longitude: -86.4597     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smiths Ferry 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 Smiths Ferry), 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 Smiths Ferry.



 
 
 

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