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The location of Anniston









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Anniston ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Gadsden. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the northwest of Anniston. Gadsden has a population of 35,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Carrollton (GA). It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the east of Anniston and has a population of 26,800 people.

For comparison, Anniston has a population of 21,800 people.

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

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,392   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,652   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Clay   [Map]   ---   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Irondale   [Map]   12,468   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,612   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Leeds   [Map]   12,031   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Moody   [Map]   12,956   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,180   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,676   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,555   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Sylacauga   [Map]   12,264   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,426   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,827   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,939   NE   41 miles [66 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Abel   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Alexandria   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Blue Mountain   [Map]   ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Blue Springs   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Booker T City   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bynum   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Choccolocco   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cobb Town   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
De Armanville   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Friendship   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Grant Town   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hobson City   [Map]   764   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Iron City   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Saks   [Map]   ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Weaver   [Map]   3,064   N   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Calhoun County ...

Anniston is located in Calhoun County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Saint Clair & Talladega.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Anniston ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Anniston ...

Looking for more information about Anniston? 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 Anniston, 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 Anniston.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Anniston


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 Anniston ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Anniston Metro Airport (ANB/KANB)   [Map]   SSW   5 miles [8 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   NNE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Talladega Muni. (FAA ID: ASN)   [Map]   WSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport  (FAA ID: PLR)   [Map]   WSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Ashland - Lineville Airport (FAA ID: 26A)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl. (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 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 Anniston.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Anniston. 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   53 miles [85.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.  (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   E   80 miles [128.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Roanoke Muni.  (FAA ID: 7A5)   [Map]   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Huntsville Intl.  (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   NW   86 miles [138.4 km]
Columbus Metro Airport  (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   SSE   94 miles [151.3 km]
Montgomery Rgnl.  (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   SSW   99 miles [159.3 km]
Lovell Fld.  (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   NNE   101 miles [162.5 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl. (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   WSW   107 miles [172.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Anniston Metro Airport (ANB/KANB)   [Map]   SSW   5 miles [8 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   NNE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Talladega Muni. (FAA ID: ASN)   [Map]   WSW   14 miles [22.5 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport  (FAA ID: PLR)   [Map]   WSW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Ashland - Lineville Airport (FAA ID: 26A)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl. (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
  Website for Lovell Field
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [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
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
  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
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
  Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
  Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
  Website for Huntsville International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
  Website for Columbus Metropolitan 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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Calhoun County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

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 Anniston.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anniston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6585, Longitude: -85.8267     [Map].

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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 Anniston), 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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