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The location of Sterling

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Sterling ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Rome (GA). It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the east of where Sterling would have been located. Rome (GA) has a population of 36,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Gadsden. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the southwest of Sterling and has a population of 35,800 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,657   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Acworth (GA)   [Map]   22,418   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   16,445   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Cartersville (GA)   [Map]   20,753   E   41 miles [66 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,799   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Dallas (GA)   [Map]   13,108   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Dalton (GA)   [Map]   34,077   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   9,839   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Villa Rica (GA)   [Map]   15,201   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Broomtown   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cedar Bluff   [Map]   1,790   W   5 miles [8 km]
Centre   [Map]   3,555   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Dog Town   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gaylesville   [Map]   143   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Howells Crossroads   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Kirk's Grove   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Leesburg   [Map]   1,008   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lickskillet   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mount Vernon   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Rock Run   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Sand Rock   [Map]   555   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   1,154   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Coosa (GA)   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   528   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Cherokee County ...

Sterling would have been located within present day Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sterling ...

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.

Alexis   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South of Sterling   [Map]
Cedar Bluff   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Cedar Springs (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Cornwall   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Cornwall Furnace   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Dewey   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Early (GA) (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Grantville (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hall Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Kirk's Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mount Hope (GA) (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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


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 Sterling ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   SSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Richard B. Russell Airport(ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]   RMG   ENE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Polk Co. Airport   [Map]   4A4   SE   25 miles [40.2 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 Sterling.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Sterling. 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
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   SE   74 miles [119.1 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   WSW   85 miles [136.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NNE   57 miles [91.7 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   S   77 miles [123.9 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WNW   77 miles [123.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   SSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Richard B. Russell Airport(ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]   RMG   ENE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Polk Co. Airport   [Map]   4A4   SE   25 miles [40.2 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.

Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richard B. Russell Airport   (ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cartersville Airport   (ICAO: KVPC)   [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
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [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
 
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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Cherokee 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 Sterling.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sterling. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2431, Longitude: -85.5061     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sterling 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 Sterling), 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 Sterling.



 
 
 

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