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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Town Creek.

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Around Town Creek ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the east of Town Creek. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the east of Town Creek and has a population of 55,100 people.

For comparison, Town Creek has a population of 1,100 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 Town Creek and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Athens   [Map]   25,393   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Florence   [Map]   39,959   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,739   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,736   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   7,758   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Beach Grove   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Courtland   [Map]   599   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Elgin   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ford City   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hatton   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hillsboro   [Map]   521   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Leighton   [Map]   707   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Muck City   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Nitrate City   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
North Courtland   [Map]   614   E   5 miles [8 km]
Rogersville   [Map]   1,220   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Spring Valley   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Lawrence County ...

Town Creek is located in Lawrence County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lawrence County: Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Limestone, Morgan & Winston.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Town Creek ...

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.

Brickhouse Ford   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast of Town Creek   [Map]
Cottontown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Edmond   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Egypt Ford   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Red Bank   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Rocky Hill (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Section   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Shady Grove (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Terry Heights   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Terrytown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Wolf Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Town Creek ...

Looking for more information about Town Creek? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Town Creek, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Town Creek.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

TripAdvisor Link to:

    Alabama Statewide Tourism
    Town Creek Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Town Creek


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 Town Creek ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   ESE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   WNW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   SSW   29 miles [46.7 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 Town Creek.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Town Creek. 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   SSE   85 miles [136.8 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   108 miles [173.8 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   W   147 miles [236.6 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   184 miles [296.1 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   ENE   207 miles [333.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   E   35 miles [56.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   ESE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   WNW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   SSW   29 miles [46.7 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
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [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
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [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
 
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 Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Town Creek. 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 Town Creek.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Town Creek. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Town Creek) 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 Town Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Town Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6718, Longitude: -87.4064     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Town Creek 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 Town Creek), 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 Town Creek.



 
 
 

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