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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Abbot Springs.

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Around Abbot Springs ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the northwest of Abbot Springs. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoover. It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the west of Abbot Springs and has a population of 85,000 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 from Abbot Springs and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Alexander City   [Map]   14,773   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bon Air   [Map]   113   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Calcis   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Chelsea   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Childersburg   [Map]   4,997   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Dunnavant   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Harpersville   [Map]   1,680   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Lake Purdy   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Meadowbrook   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Shoal Creek   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Sterrett   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Vandiver   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Vincent   [Map]   2,118   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Westover   [Map]   1,542   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Wilsonville   [Map]   1,987   S   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Shelby County ...

Abbot Springs is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

While not sharing a border with Shelby County, the following counties are close to Abbot Springs: Shelby, Talladega and Blount.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Abbot Springs ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some 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.

Chancellor Crossroads   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast of Abbot Springs   [Map]
Cloverdale   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Erratta   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Fourmile   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Glovers Ferry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Grove Park   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Harpersville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Homestead   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Indian Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Indian Shoals   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Kings Chapel   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Minor Terrace   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Shoal Creek   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Valentine   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Abbot Springs. 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 Abbot Springs. 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
    Parks for Alabama

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alabama

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 Abbot Springs ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   ENE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Coosa Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Gragg - Wade Fld.   [Map]   02A   SSW   36 miles [57.9 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 Abbot Springs.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Abbot Springs. 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   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   119 miles [191.5 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   191 miles [307.4 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   198 miles [318.7 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSW   203 miles [326.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   W   65 miles [104.6 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   66 miles [106.2 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   S   73 miles [117.5 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   89 miles [143.2 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   ESE   106 miles [170.6 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   115 miles [185.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   ENE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Coosa Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Gragg - Wade Fld.   [Map]   02A   SSW   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.

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
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan 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
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Thomas C. Russell Fld.   (ICAO: KALX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional 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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International 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 Abbot Springs. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.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 Abbot Springs.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abbot Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3609, Longitude: -86.4816     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Abbot Springs 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 Abbot Springs), 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 Abbot Springs.