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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to West Jefferson.

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Around West Jefferson ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 17 miles [27 km] to the southeast of West Jefferson. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the southwest of West Jefferson and has a population of 98,300 people.

For comparison, West Jefferson has a population of 340 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 starting from West Jefferson and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,707   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,730   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Center Point   [Map]   16,655   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,350   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,711   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,264   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,708   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,848   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,710   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,071   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,691   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Northport   [Map]   24,772   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pelham   [Map]   22,885   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,023   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,174   SE   23 miles [37 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Adamsville   [Map]   4,400   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Alden   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Barney   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Burnwell   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Cardiff   [Map]   54   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Dora   [Map]   1,960   N   5 miles [8 km]
Graysville   [Map]   2,096   E   5 miles [8 km]
Maytown   [Map]   374   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Oakahalla   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Pinkney City   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Quinton   [Map]   ---   N   Less than 2 miles
Reeds Ferry   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Sayre   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Twilley Town   [Map]   ---   NW   Less than 2 miles

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

Jefferson County ...

West Jefferson is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

Airports Near West Jefferson ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   ESE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   NNW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   N   39 miles [62.8 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 West Jefferson.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from West Jefferson. 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   ESE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   151 miles [243 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   172 miles [276.8 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   191 miles [307.4 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   219 miles [352.4 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   220 miles [354.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNE   70 miles [112.7 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   81 miles [130.4 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   100 miles [160.9 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   104 miles [167.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   NNW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   W   43 miles [69.2 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
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [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
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [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
 
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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery 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 West Jefferson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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 West Jefferson.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Jefferson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6485, Longitude: -87.0692     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Jefferson 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 West Jefferson), 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 West Jefferson.



 
 
 

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