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Introduction ...

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

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Around Swaim ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the southwest of Swaim. Huntsville has a population of 191,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the southwest of Swaim and has a population of 55,400 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 Swaim and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,462   S   41 miles [66 km]
Arab   [Map]   8,295   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Athens   [Map]   24,966   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,688   S   46 miles [74 km]
Bridgeport   [Map]   2,355   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,150   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,385   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Madison   [Map]   46,962   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
New Hope   [Map]   2,800   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Priceville   [Map]   3,179   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Rainsville   [Map]   5,031   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,722   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Brownsboro   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Estillfork   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Gurley   [Map]   788   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hillsboro   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Hollytree   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Hollywood   [Map]   974   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hytop   [Map]   349   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
New Market   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Pleasant Groves   [Map]   414   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Princeton   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Skyline   [Map]   839   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Trenton   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Huntland (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Sal City (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Jackson County ...

Swaim is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Swaim ...

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.

Coptown (TN)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North of Swaim   [Map]
Hollytree   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hytop   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Jack Lane (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Little Nashville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Mud Creek (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Narrows (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Pleasant Groves   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Skyline   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sunset (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   WSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Winchester Muni.(ICAO: KBGF)   [Map]   BGF   NNE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Fayetteville Muni. (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]   FYM   WNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Franklin Co. Airport   [Map]   UOS   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   S   32 miles [51.5 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 Swaim.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Swaim. 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
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNW   90 miles [144.8 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SSW   95 miles [152.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   SE   132 miles [212.4 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   ENE   140 miles [225.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WSW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   E   57 miles [91.7 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   W   80 miles [128.7 km]
John C. Tune Airport (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]   JWN   NNW   98 miles [157.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Scottsboro Muni.   [Map]   4A6   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   WSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Stevenson-Bridgeport Muni.   [Map]   7A6   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Winchester Muni.(ICAO: KBGF)   [Map]   BGF   NNE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Fayetteville Muni. (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]   FYM   WNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Franklin Co. Airport   [Map]   UOS   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   S   32 miles [51.5 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.

Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville 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
 
Madison County Exec.   (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]
        Website for Madison County Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Winchester Muni.   (ICAO: KBGF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fayetteville Muni.   (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]
        Website for Fayetteville Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tullahoma Rgnl.   (THA/KTHA)   [Map]
        Website for Tullahoma Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
        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
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [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
 
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
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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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 Swaim.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Swaim. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8695, Longitude: -86.1983     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Swaim 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 Swaim), 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 Swaim.



 
 
 

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