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Bear Creek, Alabama
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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Bear Creek.

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Around Bear Creek ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Decatur. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the northeast of Bear Creek. Decatur has a population of 55,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Florence. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the north of Bear Creek and has a population of 40,000 people.

For comparison, Bear Creek has a population of 1,000 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 Bear Creek and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Fayette   [Map]   4,432   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Haleyville   [Map]   4,074   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,739   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Moulton   [Map]   3,343   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Priceville   [Map]   3,297   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Winfield   [Map]   4,531   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Amory (MS)   [Map]   7,067   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Fulton (MS)   [Map]   4,066   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Ashridge   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Belgreen   [Map]   ---   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Boar Tush   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Brilliant   [Map]   879   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Delmar   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Glen Mary   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hackleburg   [Map]   1,477   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hodges   [Map]   284   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Littleville   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lynn   [Map]   638   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mount Hope   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Natural Bridge   [Map]   36   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Pebble   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Phil Campbell   [Map]   1,273   N   5 miles [8 km]
Spruce Pine   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Marion County ...

Bear Creek is located in Marion County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marion County: Fayette, Franklin, Lamar, Walker, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Monroe (MS).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bear Creek ...

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.

Allens Factory   -   Less than 2 miles to the West of Bear Creek   [Map]
Boar Tush   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Center   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Churntown   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Forkville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Liberty Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Littleville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Martintown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Needmore   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Nix   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Nix Mill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pebble   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Posey Mill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Spruce Pine   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Thornhill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bear Creek ...

Looking for more information about Bear Creek? 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 Bear Creek, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Bear Creek.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alabama Statewide Tourism
    Bear Creek Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Bear Creek

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 Bear Creek ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   E   5 miles [8 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   HAB   WSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   28 miles [45.1 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 Bear Creek.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bear Creek. 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   SE   73 miles [117.5 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   139 miles [223.7 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   140 miles [225.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   192 miles [309 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   ENE   234 miles [376.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   ENE   58 miles [93.3 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   S   73 miles [117.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Posey Fld.(ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]   1M4   E   5 miles [8 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   HAB   WSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Red Bay Muni.   [Map]   ---   WNW   28 miles [45.1 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
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
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
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola 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
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Marion County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bear Creek.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bear Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2757, Longitude: -87.6999     [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>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 Bear Creek), 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 Bear Creek.