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Introduction ...

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

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Around Summit ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the south of Summit. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Huntsville. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the north of Summit and has a population of 193,000 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 Summit and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Athens   [Map]   25,393   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Decatur   [Map]   55,072   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Moody   [Map]   12,823   S   41 miles [66 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Arab   [Map]   8,340   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Baileyton   [Map]   627   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Blountsville   [Map]   1,694   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Brooksville   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Clarence   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Craig   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Douglas   [Map]   761   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Fridays Crossing   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hog Jaw   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Holly Pond   [Map]   815   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hulaco   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Joppa   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Pine Lake Village   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Snead   [Map]   841   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Susan Moore   [Map]   769   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Blount County ...

Summit is located in Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Summit ...

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.

Big Spring (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Summit   [Map]
Birdie   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Bright Star   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Fowler (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Hopewell   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
New Harmony   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Red Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rock Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Strawberry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Thrasher Crossroads   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Union Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   SSE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   WNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   WNW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNW   33 miles [53.1 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 Summit.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Summit. 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   SSW   46 miles [74 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   124 miles [199.6 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   132 miles [212.4 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   179 miles [288.1 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   206 miles [331.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   73 miles [117.5 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NE   93 miles [149.7 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SW   93 miles [149.7 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SE   98 miles [157.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   SSE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   WNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta 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
 
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
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [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
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        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
 
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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Summit. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

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 Summit.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Summit. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Summit) 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 Summit. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Summit

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Summit. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2045, Longitude: -86.4942     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Summit 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 Summit), 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 Summit.



 
 
 

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