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Introduction ...

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

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Around Sonoma ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Rome (GA). It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the east of Sonoma. Rome (GA) has a population of 36,300 people.<1>

The next largest community is Gadsden. It lies just southwest of Sonoma and has a population of 36,100 people.

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

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,462   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,347   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,688   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Clay   [Map]   9,655   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,150   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,222   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Moody   [Map]   12,593   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,249   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,646   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,580   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,722   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,572   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,709   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,023   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,841   E   37 miles [59.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabama City   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Attalla   [Map]   5,899   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ballplay   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Banner   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Coat's Bend   [Map]   ---   E   Less than 2 miles
Cobb City   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Collinsville   [Map]   1,973   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Edwardsville   [Map]   ---   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Glencoe   [Map]   5,153   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hokes Bluff   [Map]   4,301   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Leesburg   [Map]   1,014   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Oak Level   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Reece City   [Map]   632   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Ridgeville   [Map]   105   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Whitesboro   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Etowah County ...

Sonoma is located in Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Sonoma ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   WSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   WSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   ENE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   WSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   NNE   29 miles [46.7 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 Sonoma.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Sonoma. 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   60 miles [96.6 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   89 miles [143.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NW   63 miles [101.4 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SSE   72 miles [115.9 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NNE   77 miles [123.9 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   107 miles [172.2 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   114 miles [183.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   WSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   WSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   ENE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   WNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   WSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   NNE   29 miles [46.7 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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [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
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [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
 
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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International 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
 
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 Sonoma. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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 Sonoma.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sonoma. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0751, Longitude: -85.9027     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sonoma 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 Sonoma), 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 Sonoma.



 
 
 

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