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Introduction ...

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

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Around Tharptown ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Decatur. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the east of Tharptown. Decatur has a population of 55,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Florence. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the north of Tharptown and has a population of 40,000 people.

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

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Athens   [Map]   24,966   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,350   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Haleyville   [Map]   4,088   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,772   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,493   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,071   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Moulton   [Map]   3,337   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,706   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Priceville   [Map]   3,179   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,847   W   5 miles [8 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,108   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,474   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Winfield   [Map]   4,570   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Fulton (MS)   [Map]   4,077   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Bear Creek   [Map]   1,047   S   18 miles [29 km]
Belgreen   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Courtland   [Map]   597   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Ford City   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hatton   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Leighton   [Map]   712   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Littleville   [Map]   990   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Mount Hope   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Muck City   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Nitrate City   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Phil Campbell   [Map]   1,235   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Spring Valley   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Spruce Pine   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Town Creek   [Map]   1,065   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Wilson Dam   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

Franklin County ...

Tharptown is located in Franklin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Colbert, Lawrence, Marion, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Tishomingo (MS).

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near Tharptown ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   ENE   18 miles [29 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   SSE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   W   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 Tharptown.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Tharptown. 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   SE   83 miles [133.6 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   122 miles [196.3 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   137 miles [220.5 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   192 miles [309 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   S   89 miles [143.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   ENE   18 miles [29 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   SSE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Tishomingo Co. Airport   [Map]   01M   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   SE   34 miles [54.7 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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional 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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International 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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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tharptown. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Tharptown.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tharptown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5223, Longitude: -87.6286     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tharptown 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 Tharptown), 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 Tharptown.



 
 
 

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