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The location of Alton









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Alton ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 10 miles [16 km] to the west of Alton. Birmingham has a population of 211,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoover. It is located about 16 miles [25 km] to the southwest of Alton and has a population of 84,900 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   33,202   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Anniston   [Map]   21,770   E   46 miles [74 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,386   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,385   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,409   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Helena   [Map]   19,072   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,476   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,460   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,381   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,180   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,493   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,426   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,827   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,291   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Breakstone Village   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Cahaba Landing   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Cahaba Village   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Chalkville   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Dunnavant   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Gate City   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Grayson Valley   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Irondale   [Map]   12,468   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Leeds   [Map]   12,031   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Lola City   [Map]   ---   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Marks Village   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Scott City   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Tarrant   [Map]   6,201   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Woodland Village   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Zion City   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]

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

Jefferson County ...

Alton is located in Jefferson County.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alton ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Alton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alton ...

Looking for more information about Alton? 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 Alton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alton.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Alton. 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 Alton. 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, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Alabama

    Alabama Tourism
    Parks for Alabama

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alabama Statewide Tourism
    Alton Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Alton


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 Alton ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport  (FAA ID: PLR)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bessemer Airport (FAA ID: EKY)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Shelby Co. Airport  (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   SSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Robbins Fld. (FAA ID: 20A)   [Map]   NNE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Talladega Muni. (FAA ID: ASN)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Sylacauga Muni. (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   NE   41 miles [66 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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Alton.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Alton. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   E   127 miles [204.4 km]
Nashville Intl.  (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   N   175 miles [281.6 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl.  (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   S   213 miles [342.8 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport  (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   NE   215 miles [346 km]
Memphis Intl.  (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   WNW   215 miles [346 km]
Pensacola Rgnl.  (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   S   216 miles [347.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl. (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   WSW   61 miles [98.2 km]
Huntsville Intl.  (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   N   73 miles [117.5 km]
Roanoke Muni.  (FAA ID: 7A5)   [Map]   ESE   79 miles [127.1 km]
Montgomery Rgnl.  (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   S   89 miles [143.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.  (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   NW   97 miles [156.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
St. Clair Co. Airport  (FAA ID: PLR)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bessemer Airport (FAA ID: EKY)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Shelby Co. Airport  (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   SSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Robbins Fld. (FAA ID: 20A)   [Map]   NNE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Talladega Muni. (FAA ID: ASN)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Sylacauga Muni. (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl. (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   NE   41 miles [66 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       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
  Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
  Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
  Website for Shelby County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
  Website for Nashville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
  Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
  Website for Memphis International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
  Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
  Website for Huntsville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alton. 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: https://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 Alton.

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5793, Longitude: -86.6375     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alton 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>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Alton), 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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