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Introduction ...

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

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Around Watson ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Rome (GA). It is located about 22 miles [35 km] to the east of Watson. Rome (GA) has a population of 36,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Gadsden. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the southwest of Watson and has a population of 35,800 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 from Watson and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,657   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,531   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,600   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   16,445   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Cartersville (GA)   [Map]   20,753   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,799   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Dallas (GA)   [Map]   13,108   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Dalton (GA)   [Map]   34,077   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   9,839   N   46 miles [74 km]
East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   21,302   N   50 miles [80.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alpine   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Broomtown   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Cedar Bluff   [Map]   1,790   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Centre   [Map]   3,555   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Dog Town   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Douglas   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gaylesville   [Map]   143   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Howells Crossroads   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Kirk's Grove   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lickskillet   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Mount Vernon   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Sand Rock   [Map]   555   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   528   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Menlo (GA)   [Map]   468   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Cherokee County ...

Watson is located in Cherokee County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Watson ...

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.

Blanche   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest of Watson   [Map]
Broomtown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cedar Bluff   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Cedar Springs (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Congo   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Cornwall   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Cornwall Furnace   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Dewey   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Grassland   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Grover   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hall Valley   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Jamestown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Lickskillet   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Little River   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Starkville (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   SSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Richard B. Russell Airport(ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]   RMG   E   23 miles [37 km]
Barwick - Lafayette Airport   [Map]   9A5   NNE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Polk Co. Airport   [Map]   4A4   SE   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 Watson.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Watson. 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
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   SE   81 miles [130.4 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SW   85 miles [136.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NNE   53 miles [85.3 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WNW   71 miles [114.3 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   S   83 miles [133.6 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   119 miles [191.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   SSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Richard B. Russell Airport(ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]   RMG   E   23 miles [37 km]
Barwick - Lafayette Airport   [Map]   9A5   NNE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Polk Co. Airport   [Map]   4A4   SE   32 miles [51.5 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.

Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International 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
 
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richard B. Russell Airport   (ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        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
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cartersville Airport   (ICAO: KVPC)   [Map]
        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
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional 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 Watson. 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 Watson.

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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 Watson. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Watson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Watson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3281, Longitude: -85.5739     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Watson 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 Watson), 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 Watson.



 
 
 

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