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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Bessie Junction.

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Around Bessie Junction ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the southeast of Bessie Junction. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the southwest of Bessie Junction 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 drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   S   18 miles [29 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Adamsville   [Map]   4,360   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Alden   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Burnwell   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Cardiff   [Map]   54   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Daisey City   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Graysville   [Map]   2,107   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Maytown   [Map]   371   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Media   [Map]   ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Mulga   [Map]   822   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Oakahalla   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Pinkney City   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Quinton   [Map]   ---   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Reeds Ferry   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Twilley Town   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
West Jefferson   [Map]   331   W   2 miles [3.2 km]

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

Jefferson County ...

Bessie Junction 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 Bessie Junction ...

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.

Bryan   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Bessie Junction   [Map]
Flat Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Flat Top   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Glasgow   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Glover Ferry   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Grays Gardens   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Graysville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Graysville Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Littleton   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Littleton Ferry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Media   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Red Wine   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Reeds Ferry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Snowtown   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Union Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Vulcan   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Williams Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   ESE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   NNW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   N   40 miles [64.4 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 Bessie Junction.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bessie Junction. 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   ESE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   149 miles [239.8 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   172 miles [276.8 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   193 miles [310.6 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   218 miles [350.8 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   219 miles [352.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNE   70 miles [112.7 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   83 miles [133.6 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   99 miles [159.3 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   102 miles [164.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   NNW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   N   40 miles [64.4 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
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [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
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [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
 
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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional 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
 

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Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bessie Junction. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6371, Longitude: -87.0364     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bessie Junction 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 Bessie Junction), 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 Bessie Junction.