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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Macon ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Starkville. It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the northwest of Macon. Starkville has a population of 25,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Columbus. It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the north of Macon and has a population of 23,200 people.

For comparison, Macon has a population of 2,600 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 Macon and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Aliceville (AL)   [Map]   2,381   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Eutaw (AL)   [Map]   2,766   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Gordo (AL)   [Map]   1,687   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Livingston (AL)   [Map]   3,414   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Reform (AL)   [Map]   1,632   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Vernon (AL)   [Map]   1,895   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
York (AL)   [Map]   2,399   S   46 miles [74 km]
Aberdeen   [Map]   5,397   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Ackerman   [Map]   1,482   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Eupora   [Map]   2,106   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Louisville   [Map]   6,314   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Marion   [Map]   1,574   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Philadelphia   [Map]   7,391   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Union   [Map]   1,987   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
West Point   [Map]   10,990   N   33 miles [53.1 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Beaver Town (AL)   [Map]   ---   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Geiger (AL)   [Map]   161   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Macedonia (AL)   [Map]   ---   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
McMullen (AL)   [Map]   10   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Memphis (AL)   [Map]   28   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Panola (AL)   [Map]   ---   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Pickensville (AL)   [Map]   581   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Artesia   [Map]   431   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bent Oak   [Map]   ---   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Brooksville   [Map]   1,173   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Crawford   [Map]   627   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
De Kalb   [Map]   1,057   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Electric Mills   [Map]   ---   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Scooba   [Map]   702   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Shuqualak   [Map]   482   S   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Noxubee County ...

Macon is located in Noxubee County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Noxubee County: Pickens (AL), Sumter (AL), Kemper, Lowndes, Oktibbeha & Winston.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Macon ...

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.

Big Lake (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast of Macon   [Map]
Center Point (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Deerbrook   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Dixie (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
May Spring   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Paulette   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Prairie Point   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Shavers (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
X-Prairie   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Macon ...

Looking for more information about Macon? 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 Macon, 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 Macon.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

    Mississippi Tourism
    Mississippi Parks

TripAdvisor Link to:

    Mississippi Statewide Tourism
    Macon Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Macon


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 Mississippi

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Mississippi

Airports Near Macon ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Macon Muni.   [Map]   20M   NE   Less than 2 miles
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Golden Triangle Rgnl.(ICAO: KGTR)   [Map]   GTR   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport(UBS/KUBS)   [Map]   UBS   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
George M. Bryan Airport   [Map]   STF   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Phillips Intl.   [Map]   ---   NNE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Louisville Winston Co. Airport(ICAO: KLMS)   [Map]   LMS   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
McCharen Fld.   [Map]   M83   N   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 Macon.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Macon. 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   ENE   108 miles [173.8 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NNW   155 miles [249.4 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   233 miles [375 km]
Little Rock National Airport (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]   LIT   WNW   237 miles [381.4 km]
New Orleans Intl. (MSY/KMSY)   [Map]   MSY   SSW   238 miles [383 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   E   55 miles [88.5 km]
Jackson - Evers Intl. (JAN/KJAN)   [Map]   JAN   WSW   104 miles [167.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Macon Muni.   [Map]   20M   NE   Less than 2 miles
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Golden Triangle Rgnl.(ICAO: KGTR)   [Map]   GTR   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport(UBS/KUBS)   [Map]   UBS   NNE   25 miles [40.2 km]
George M. Bryan Airport   [Map]   STF   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Phillips Intl.   [Map]   ---   NNE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Louisville Winston Co. Airport(ICAO: KLMS)   [Map]   LMS   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
McCharen Fld.   [Map]   M83   N   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.

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth 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
 
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport   (UBS/KUBS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Louisville Winston Co. Airport   (ICAO: KLMS)   [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
 
Little Rock National Airport   (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
        Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New Orleans Intl.   (MSY/KMSY)   [Map]
        Website for Louis Armstrong - New Orleans International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jackson - Evers Intl.   (JAN/KJAN)   [Map]
        Website for Jackson - Evers International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Golden Triangle Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGTR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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

The official website for State of Mississippi: www.ms.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Macon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1214, Longitude: -88.5564     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Macon 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 Macon), 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 Macon.



 
 
 

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