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Steele, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Steele ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the southwest of Steele. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Gadsden. It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the northeast of Steele and has a population of 35,800 people.

For comparison, Steele has a population of 1,100 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 starting from Steele and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Moody   [Map]   12,823   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Alabama City   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Altoona   [Map]   919   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ashville   [Map]   2,275   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Attalla   [Map]   5,865   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Cochran Springs   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Egypt   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Gallant   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Highland Lake   [Map]   425   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ivalee   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,531   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ridgeville   [Map]   105   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,600   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Straight Mountain   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Walnut Grove   [Map]   681   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Saint Clair County ...

Steele is located in Saint Clair County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Clair County: Blount, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby & Talladega.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Steele ...

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.

Egypt   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North of Steele   [Map]
Gallant   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Gilbert   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Gum Springs (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Happy Hollow   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hopper   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Lester   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Listers Ferry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Littleton   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Maudlin (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Moodys Chapel   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mountain View   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Nix (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rainbow City   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Redbud   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Walnut Park   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Steele ...

Looking for more information about Steele? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Steele, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Steele.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Steele. 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 Steele. 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

TripAdvisor Link to:

    Alabama Statewide Tourism
    Steele Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Steele

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 Steele ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   ENE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   ENE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   WNW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   N   20 miles [32.2 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 Steele.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Steele. 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
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   103 miles [165.8 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   153 miles [246.2 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   179 miles [288.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNW   58 miles [93.3 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SE   73 miles [117.5 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NE   94 miles [151.3 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   95 miles [152.9 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NW   97 miles [156.1 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   S   113 miles [181.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   ENE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   ENE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   WNW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   N   20 miles [32.2 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
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
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [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
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [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
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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 Steele. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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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 Steele.

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Steele. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Steele

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Steele. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9368, Longitude: -86.2010     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Steele 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 Steele), 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 Steele.


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