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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Bera ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Gadsden. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the north of where Bera would have been located. Gadsden has a population of 35,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Vestavia Hills. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the west of Bera and has a population of 34,700 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 Bera and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Chelsea   [Map]   ---   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Irondale   [Map]   12,359   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,657   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Leeds   [Map]   11,940   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Moody   [Map]   12,823   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Sylacauga   [Map]   12,540   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   26,562   E   49 miles [78.9 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alexandria   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Blue Mountain   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Blue Springs   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Booker T City   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bynum   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Cobb Town   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Cochran Springs   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
De Armanville   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Eastaboga   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Friendship   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hobson City   [Map]   761   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Ohatchee   [Map]   1,138   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Saks   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Weaver   [Map]   3,076   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Wellington   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Calhoun County ...

Bera would have been located within present day Calhoun County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Saint Clair & Talladega.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bera ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names 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.

Blue Eye (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest of Bera   [Map]
Boozer (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Bush   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Chigger Ridge (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Clark (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Halls Chapel   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hillcrest   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Mechanicsville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Peaceburg   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Polkville (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Wayside   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Bera.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   SSE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   ENE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   NNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   WSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Ashland - Lineville Airport   [Map]   26A   SSE   29 miles [46.7 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 Bera.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bera. 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   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   86 miles [138.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SE   51 miles [82.1 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NW   80 miles [128.7 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NNE   100 miles [160.9 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSW   100 miles [160.9 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   SE   100 miles [160.9 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   102 miles [164.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NW   119 miles [191.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   SSE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   ENE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   NNW   20 miles [32.2 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   WSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Ashland - Lineville Airport   [Map]   26A   SSE   29 miles [46.7 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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        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
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        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 Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        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
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Calhoun County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

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 Bera.

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bera. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bera

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bera. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7062, Longitude: -85.9255     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bera 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 Bera), 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 Bera.