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Thomas Mill, Alabama

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Thomas Mill.

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Around Thomas Mill ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the north of Thomas Mill. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the northwest of Thomas Mill and has a population of 99,500 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 Thomas Mill and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Millbrook   [Map]   15,413   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Prattville   [Map]   35,606   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Selma   [Map]   18,983   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   N   35 miles [56.3 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Brent   [Map]   4,919   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Brierfield   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Centreville   [Map]   2,708   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
East Town   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Eddings   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Italian Town   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Jemison   [Map]   2,616   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lawley   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Maplesville   [Map]   703   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Montevallo   [Map]   6,723   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Oakley   [Map]   ---   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Oakmulgee   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Randolph   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Sawmill Town   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Wilton   [Map]   682   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Bibb County ...

Thomas Mill is located in Bibb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bibb County: Chilton, Hale, Jefferson, Perry, Shelby & Tuscaloosa.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Thomas Mill ...

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.

Active   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South of Thomas Mill   [Map]
Gary Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Mars Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Maud   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Poseys Crossroads   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Pratt Ferry (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Randolph   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sand Mountain   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Sixmile   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Tabernacle   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Trio   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Tucker   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   WSW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Gragg - Wade Fld.   [Map]   02A   ESE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   N   23 miles [37 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 Thomas Mill.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Thomas Mill. 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
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   153 miles [246.2 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   173 miles [278.4 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   173 miles [278.4 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   218 miles [350.8 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   224 miles [360.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WNW   41 miles [66 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SE   56 miles [90.1 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   E   92 miles [148.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   WSW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Gragg - Wade Fld.   [Map]   02A   ESE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   N   23 miles [37 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
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Craig Fld.   (ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]
        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 Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        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 Thomas Mill. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Thomas Mill.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thomas Mill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9737, Longitude: -86.9583     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thomas Mill 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 Thomas Mill), 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 Thomas Mill.


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