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The location of Wicksburg

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Wicksburg ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Dothan. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the east of Wicksburg. Dothan has a population of 68,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Enterprise. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the northwest of Wicksburg and has a population of 28,000 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 Wicksburg and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Clayton   [Map]   2,904   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Daleville   [Map]   5,101   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Elba   [Map]   3,893   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Geneva   [Map]   4,424   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Hartford   [Map]   2,638   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Headland   [Map]   4,741   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Opp   [Map]   6,586   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Ozark   [Map]   14,610   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Troy   [Map]   19,191   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Bonifay (FL)   [Map]   2,750   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Chipley (FL)   [Map]   3,580   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
De Funiak Springs (FL)   [Map]   6,284   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Marianna (FL)   [Map]   9,052   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Blakely (GA)   [Map]   4,702   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Donalsonville (GA)   [Map]   2,637   E   45 miles [72.4 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bellwood   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Clayhatchee   [Map]   573   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Fort Rucker   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Grimes   [Map]   542   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Holiday Village   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Level Plains   [Map]   2,006   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Malvern   [Map]   1,437   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Merritts Crossroads   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Midland City   [Map]   2,366   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Napier Field   [Map]   344   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Newton   [Map]   1,459   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Parker Village   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Pinckard   [Map]   627   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Slocomb   [Map]   1,956   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Taylor   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Houston County ...

Wicksburg is located in Houston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Houston County: Dale, Geneva, Henry, Jackson (FL), Early (GA) & Seminole (GA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wicksburg ...

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.

Clark Crossroads   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East of Wicksburg   [Map]
Clayhatchee   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Daleville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Dundee   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Five Points   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Green Acres   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
High Bluff   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Jones Crossroads   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Kelly   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Peach Tree Hills   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Peterman   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Tabernacle   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Whispering Pines   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Enterprise Muni.   [Map]   EDN   WNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Geneva Muni.   [Map]   33J   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Headland Muni.   [Map]   0J6   ENE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Tri-Co. Airport   [Map]   1J0   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Carl Folsom Airport   [Map]   14J   WNW   30 miles [48.3 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 Wicksburg.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Wicksburg. 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
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SW   73 miles [117.5 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   WSW   105 miles [169 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNW   175 miles [281.6 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   NNE   181 miles [291.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Panama City - Bay County Intl. (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]   PFN   S   68 miles [109.4 km]
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.(ABY/KABY)   [Map]   ABY   ENE   87 miles [140 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   NNW   87 miles [140 km]
Tallahassee Rgnl. (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]   TLH   SE   93 miles [149.7 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   NNE   98 miles [157.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Enterprise Muni.   [Map]   EDN   WNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Geneva Muni.   [Map]   33J   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Headland Muni.   [Map]   0J6   ENE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Tri-Co. Airport   [Map]   1J0   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Carl Folsom Airport   [Map]   14J   WNW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Abbeville Muni.   [Map]   0J0   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Marianna Muni.(ICAO: KMAI)   [Map]   MAI   SE   36 miles [57.9 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.

Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
 
Tallahassee Rgnl.   (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]
        Website for Tallahassee Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Marianna Muni.   (ICAO: KMAI)   [Map]
        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
 
Florala Muni.   (ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Early Co. Airport   (ICAO: KBIJ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: K79J)   [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
 
Jacksonville Intl.   (JAX/KJAX)   [Map]
        Website for Jacksonville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Savannah / Hilton Head Intl.   (SAV/KSAV)   [Map]
        Website for Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Panama City - Bay County Intl.   (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]
        Website for Panama City - Bay County International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.   (ABY/KABY)   [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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



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About Houston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wicksburg. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.org/

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 Wicksburg.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wicksburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2082, Longitude: -85.6224     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wicksburg 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 Wicksburg), 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 Wicksburg.



 
 
 

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