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Introduction ...

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

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Around Arcadia ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the northeast of Arcadia. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It lies immediately northwest of Arcadia and has a population of 99,500 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 and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,489   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Chelsea   [Map]   ---   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   10,807   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   E   41 miles [66 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   N   46 miles [74 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   E   46 miles [74 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alberta City   [Map]   ---   W   Less than 2 miles
Brookwood   [Map]   1,827   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Buhl   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Coaling   [Map]   1,642   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Coker   [Map]   985   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cottondale   [Map]   ---   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Duncanville   [Map]   ---   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Foster's   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Holt   [Map]   ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Ingleside Village   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Kellerman   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lake Front Village   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Peterson   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Sahama Village   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Wood Village   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]

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

Tuscaloosa County ...

Arcadia is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Arcadia ...

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.

Box Springs   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast of Arcadia   [Map]
Cedar Crest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Cedar Knoll   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Cherokee Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Cherry Dale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Cherrywood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Cloverdale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Cottondale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Cottonwood Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Coventry   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Deep Wood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Echo Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Elm Ridge   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Fairway Drive   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Forest Lake   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Green Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Hickory Forest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
High Point   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Hillswood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Hurricane Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Kennedy Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Lake Shore   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Lakeview   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Lynn Haven   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Meadowbrook   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Old Mill Trace   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Riverview   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rosewood   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Springbrook   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
University   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
University Place   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Warrior Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Whispering Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Woodland Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Woodland Pines   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Woodland Terrace   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   WNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Eutaw Muni.   [Map]   3A7   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   ENE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   SSW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   NNW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   E   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 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 Arcadia.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Arcadia. 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   ENE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   179 miles [288.1 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   189 miles [304.2 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   190 miles [305.8 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   196 miles [315.4 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   206 miles [331.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SE   89 miles [143.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   N   106 miles [170.6 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNE   107 miles [172.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   WNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Eutaw Muni.   [Map]   3A7   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   ENE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   SSW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   NNW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   E   41 miles [66 km]
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   W   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       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport   (UBS/KUBS)   [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
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 
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
 

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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 Arcadia.

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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 Arcadia. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Arcadia) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arcadia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2029, Longitude: -87.4936     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Arcadia 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 Arcadia), 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 Arcadia.