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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Bessemer Gardens.

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Around Bessemer Gardens ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the northeast of Bessemer Gardens. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the southwest of Bessemer Gardens 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
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   E   41 miles [66 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   E   13 miles [20.9 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Adger   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Brighton   [Map]   2,833   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Concord   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Dolomite   [Map]   ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Fairfield Village   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   10,807   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Industrial City   [Map]   ---   N   Less than 2 miles
Lipscomb   [Map]   2,133   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
McCalla   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Midfield   [Map]   5,171   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
New Village   [Map]   ---   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Pleasant Grove   [Map]   10,177   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Rock Creek   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Shannon   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

Jefferson County ...

Bessemer Gardens is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bessemer Gardens ...

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.

Bush   -   Less than 2 miles to the North of Bessemer Gardens   [Map]
Cloverdale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cottage Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Crescent Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Dolomite   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Garywood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Glen Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Gordon Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Hueytown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Industrial City   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Pauls Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Pine Crest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Rice   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Skyview   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Vineland Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Walnut Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   S   34 miles [54.7 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 Bessemer Gardens.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bessemer Gardens. 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   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   147 miles [236.6 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   187 miles [300.9 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   204 miles [328.3 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   204 miles [328.3 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   204 miles [328.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   84 miles [135.2 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   84 miles [135.2 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   95 miles [152.9 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   98 miles [157.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NNW   38 miles [61.2 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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [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
 
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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

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 Bessemer Gardens.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bessemer Gardens. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4243, Longitude: -86.9783     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bessemer Gardens 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 Bessemer Gardens), 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 Bessemer Gardens.