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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Trace Ford.

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Around Trace Ford ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the east of Trace Ford. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the east of Trace Ford and has a population of 55,100 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Athens   [Map]   25,393   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Florence   [Map]   39,959   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,739   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,736   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   7,758   N   49 miles [78.9 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Courtland   [Map]   599   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Danville   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hatton   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hillsboro   [Map]   521   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Leighton   [Map]   707   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Moulton   [Map]   3,343   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Mount Hope   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Muck City   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
North Courtland   [Map]   614   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Oakville   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Town Creek   [Map]   1,069   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Trinity   [Map]   2,164   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Wren   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Lawrence County ...

Trace Ford 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 Trace Ford ...

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.

Flat Rock   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West of Trace Ford   [Map]
Harmony   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Hickory Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Longtown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Mount Hope   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mountain Home   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Muck City   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Needmore   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Terrytown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Wolf Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   WSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   ENE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   ESE   25 miles [40.2 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 Trace Ford.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Trace Ford. 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   75 miles [120.7 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   116 miles [186.7 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   152 miles [244.6 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   178 miles [286.5 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   ENE   209 miles [336.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   ENE   33 miles [53.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   WSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   ENE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   ESE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   S   26 miles [41.8 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
 
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
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [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
 
Madison County Exec.   (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]
        Website for Madison County Executive 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 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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Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Trace Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5304, Longitude: -87.3567     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Trace Ford 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 Trace Ford), 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 Trace Ford.



 
 
 

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