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Introduction ...

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

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Around Tensaw ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Mobile. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the southwest of Tensaw. Mobile has a population of 194,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Daphne. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the south of Tensaw and has a population of 24,900 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 and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Atmore   [Map]   10,049   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bay Minette   [Map]   9,118   S   18 miles [29 km]
Brewton   [Map]   5,434   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Chickasaw   [Map]   5,954   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Citronelle   [Map]   3,887   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Fairhope   [Map]   18,730   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Jackson   [Map]   4,967   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Monroeville   [Map]   6,110   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Prichard   [Map]   22,351   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Robertsdale   [Map]   5,894   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Saraland   [Map]   13,906   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Satsuma   [Map]   6,182   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Semmes   [Map]   3,886   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Spanish Fort   [Map]   8,065   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lucedale (MS)   [Map]   3,011   W   49 miles [78.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Axis   [Map]   ---   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Barry Village   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bucks   [Map]   ---   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Calvert   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Carlton   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Fairford   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Little River   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Malcolm   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
McIntosh   [Map]   226   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Mount Vernon   [Map]   1,518   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Movico   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Perdido   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rockville   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
Stockton   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sunflower   [Map]   ---   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

Baldwin County ...

Tensaw is located in Baldwin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Baldwin County: Clarke, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, Washington & Escambia (FL). Mobile Bay is to the west and the Gulf of Mexico lies to the south.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Tensaw ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
North Mobile Co. Airport   [Map]   15A   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bay Minette Muni.   [Map]   1R8   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Jackson Muni.   [Map]   4R3   NNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Atmore Muni.   [Map]   0R1   ESE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Chatom Muni.   [Map]   ---   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Monroe Co. Airport   [Map]   MVC   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   N   36 miles [57.9 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 Tensaw.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Tensaw. 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
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SE   59 miles [95 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   ESE   88 miles [141.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   SSW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Hattiesburg Muni. (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]   HBG   W   86 miles [138.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
North Mobile Co. Airport   [Map]   15A   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bay Minette Muni.   [Map]   1R8   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Jackson Muni.   [Map]   4R3   NNW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Atmore Muni.   [Map]   0R1   ESE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Chatom Muni.   [Map]   ---   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Monroe Co. Airport   [Map]   MVC   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   N   36 miles [57.9 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.

Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional 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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional 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
 
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport   (ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Middleton Fld.   (ICAO: KGZH)   [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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
        Website for Mobile Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
        Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Baldwin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Baldwin County: www.co.baldwin.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 Tensaw.

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tensaw. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tensaw

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tensaw. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1568, Longitude: -87.7992     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tensaw 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 Tensaw), 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 Tensaw.



 
 
 

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