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Introduction ...

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

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Around Akka ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Mobile. It lies just south of Akka. Mobile has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Daphne. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the southeast of Akka and has a population of 25,900 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Atmore   [Map]   10,022   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bay Minette   [Map]   9,312   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Chickasaw   [Map]   5,908   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Fairhope   [Map]   19,421   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Foley   [Map]   17,607   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Gulf Shores   [Map]   11,689   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Orange Beach   [Map]   5,981   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Prichard   [Map]   22,185   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Robertsdale   [Map]   5,990   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Saraland   [Map]   13,942   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Satsuma   [Map]   6,193   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Spanish Fort   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Gautier (MS)   [Map]   18,471   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Moss Point (MS)   [Map]   13,570   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Pascagoula (MS)   [Map]   21,981   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Axis   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Barry Village   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bromley   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bucks   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Chunchula   [Map]   ---   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Country Club Village   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Creola   [Map]   1,961   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Eight Mile   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Loxley   [Map]   2,017   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Montrose   [Map]   ---   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Park City   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Semmes   [Map]   4,155   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Stapleton   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Stockton   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Tillmans Corner   [Map]   ---   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Mobile County ...

Akka is located in Mobile County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mobile County: Baldwin, Washington, George (MS), Greene (MS) & Jackson (MS). Mobile Bay is to the east and the Gulf of Mexico lies to the south.

Although it doesn't share a border with Mobile County, Escambia (FL) is close to Akka.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Akka ...

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.

Chickasaw   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West of Akka   [Map]
Eight Mile   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Little Pines   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Liveoak Landing   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Magazine   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Plateau   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Saraland   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Spanish Trace   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Steam Mill Landing   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Summerville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Whistler   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Williams Heights   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
North Mobile Co. Airport   [Map]   15A   NNE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   SSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bay Minette Muni.   [Map]   1R8   ENE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   WSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fairhope Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport(ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]   4R4   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
St. Elmo Airport   [Map]   2R5   SW   24 miles [38.6 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 Akka.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Akka. 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
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   ESE   53 miles [85.3 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   ESE   91 miles [146.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   SSW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   WSW   14 miles [22.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
North Mobile Co. Airport   [Map]   15A   NNE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bay Minette Muni.   [Map]   1R8   ENE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Fairhope Muni.   [Map]   ---   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport(ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]   4R4   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
St. Elmo Airport   [Map]   2R5   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Foley Muni.   [Map]   5R4   SE   30 miles [48.3 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.

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
 
H. L. Sonny Callahan Airport   (ICAO: K4R4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Trent Lott Intl.   (ICAO: KPQL)   [Map]
        Website for Trent Lott International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jack Edwards Airport   (ICAO: KJKA)   [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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
        Website for Mobile Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
        Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel 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 Akka. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Mobile County: www.mobilecounty.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 Akka.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Akka. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7774, Longitude: -88.0231     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Akka 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 Akka), 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 Akka.