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The location of America

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Introduction ...

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

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Around America ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the southeast of America. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the southwest of America and has a population of 99,500 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
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Barney   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Burnwell   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cordova   [Map]   2,014   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Corona   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dora   [Map]   1,946   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Goodsprings   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Oakahalla   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Oakman   [Map]   754   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Parrish   [Map]   960   W   Less than 2 miles
Patton   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Quinton   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Reeds Ferry   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Sipsey   [Map]   424   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sumiton   [Map]   2,407   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Twilley Town   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Walker County ...

America is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

Curious and Interesting Names Near America ...

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.

Barney   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of America   [Map]
Chapel Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Dovertown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Frisco Quarters   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Gobblers Crossing   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Goodsprings   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
High Level   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Kings Mill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Mount Hope   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Pleasant Field   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Providence   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Ruby (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Short Camp   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Standard   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Union Chapel   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NNW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   ESE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SSW   41 miles [66 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   NNW   42 miles [67.6 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 America.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from America. 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   ESE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   162 miles [260.7 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   167 miles [268.8 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   179 miles [288.1 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   225 miles [362.1 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   228 miles [366.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SSW   41 miles [66 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNE   67 miles [107.8 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   72 miles [115.9 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   110 miles [177 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   116 miles [186.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NNW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   NNW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   NNE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SE   47 miles [75.6 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
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        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
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        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 ...



Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.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 America.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in America. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7379, Longitude: -87.2525     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for America 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 America), 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 America.