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Banks, Alabama
(Bibb County)

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Banks ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the northeast of Banks. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 20 miles [32 km] to the west of Banks 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 are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Calera   [Map]   13,489   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Abernant   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Brookwood   [Map]   1,827   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Centreville   [Map]   2,708   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Coaling   [Map]   1,642   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Eddings   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Green Pond   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Italian Town   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Kimbrell   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lake View   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
North Bibb   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Scottsville   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Tannehill   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Vance   [Map]   1,501   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
West Blocton   [Map]   1,263   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Woodstock   [Map]   1,569   NE   5 miles [8 km]

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

Bibb County ...

Banks is located in Bibb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bibb County: Chilton, Hale, Jefferson, Perry, Shelby & Tuscaloosa.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Banks ...

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.

Bibbville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North of Banks   [Map]
Bucktown (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Caffee Junction   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cedar Cove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Chambers   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Flat Top   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Green Pond   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hebron   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Italian Town   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Johnstown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Primitive Ridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Red Eagle   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Stacks Hill (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SSE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   E   23 miles [37 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WNW   24 miles [38.6 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 Banks.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Banks. 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   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   162 miles [260.7 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   184 miles [296.1 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   188 miles [302.6 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   206 miles [331.5 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   207 miles [333.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SE   74 miles [119.1 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   E   105 miles [169 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNE   105 miles [169 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   112 miles [180.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SSE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   E   23 miles [37 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
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional 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
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        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
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis 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
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
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Bibb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bibb County: www.co.bibb.ga.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 Banks.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Banks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1515, Longitude: -87.1892     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Banks 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 Banks), 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 Banks.