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Aqua Vista, Alabama

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Aqua Vista.

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Around Aqua Vista ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the east of Aqua Vista. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Johnson Ford (TN). It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the northwest of Aqua Vista and has a population of 65,800 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 starting from Aqua Vista and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Athens   [Map]   25,393   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Decatur   [Map]   55,072   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Florence   [Map]   39,959   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,736   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   7,758   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Savannah (TN)   [Map]   7,019   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Arnot   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Beach Grove   [Map]   ---   NE   Less than 2 miles
Cedar Hill   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Elgin   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Ford City   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Green Hill   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Killen   [Map]   977   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Leighton   [Map]   707   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lexington   [Map]   718   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Nitrate City   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Rogersville   [Map]   1,220   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Saint Florian   [Map]   591   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Town Creek   [Map]   1,069   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Wilson Dam   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Lauderdale County ...

Aqua Vista is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Aqua Vista ...

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.

Atlas (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Aqua Vista   [Map]
Big Oak   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Center Star   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Emerald Shores   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Ford City   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hideaway Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Houstontown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Kingman (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Lake Coves   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Lakeview   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Lakeview Heights   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Lock Six   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lock Three   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Mitchelltown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Paradise Points   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sky Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Virginia Shores   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SSE   14 miles [22.5 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 Aqua Vista.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Aqua Vista. 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
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SSE   96 miles [154.5 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   100 miles [160.9 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   W   141 miles [226.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   192 miles [309 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   ESE   42 miles [67.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SSE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SSW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   NNE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   ESE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   NE   32 miles [51.5 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
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        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
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KSNH)   [Map]
        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
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson 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
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Aqua Vista.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aqua Vista. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8304, Longitude: -87.4853     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Aqua Vista 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 Aqua Vista), 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 Aqua Vista.