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Introduction ...

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

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Around Bainbridge ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Johnson Ford (TN). It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the northwest of where Bainbridge would have been located. Johnson Ford (TN) has a population of 65,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the southeast of Bainbridge and has a population of 55,100 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 from Bainbridge and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Athens   [Map]   25,393   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Florence   [Map]   39,959   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   S   5 miles [8 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,736   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   7,758   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Savannah (TN)   [Map]   7,019   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Tulu (TN)   [Map]   ---   W   47 miles [75.6 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Arnot   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Beach Grove   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cloverdale   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cypress Creek   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Elgin   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Ford City   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Green Hill   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Killen   [Map]   977   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Leighton   [Map]   707   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
McGee Town   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Nitrate City   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Saint Florian   [Map]   591   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Spring Valley   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Wilson Dam   [Map]   ---   SW   Less than 2 miles
Zip City   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Lauderdale County ...

Bainbridge would have been located within present day 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 Bainbridge ...

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.

Emerald Shores   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast of Bainbridge   [Map]
Florence   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Hickory Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Hideaway Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Indian Springs   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Kingman (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lake Coves   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lakeview   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lakeview Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Lakeview Highlands   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Lockland   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Mount Pleasant (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Paradise Points   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sky Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Twin Brooks   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Village Pines   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Virginia Shores   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Woodlawn   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   S   5 miles [8 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SE   18 miles [29 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 Bainbridge.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bainbridge. 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   SSE   99 miles [159.3 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   103 miles [165.8 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   W   135 miles [217.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   198 miles [318.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   S   5 miles [8 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   ESE   48 miles [77.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Iuka Airport   [Map]   15M   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   NNE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   S   37 miles [59.5 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
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KSNH)   [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
 
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 ...



Communities in Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Bainbridge.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bainbridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8209, Longitude: -87.6000     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bainbridge 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 Bainbridge), 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 Bainbridge.