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The location of Blackburn

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Blackburn ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the east of Blackburn. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 14 miles [22 km] to the south of Blackburn and has a population of 55,100 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 and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Arab   [Map]   8,340   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Athens   [Map]   25,393   E   5 miles [8 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Florence   [Map]   39,959   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   E   18 miles [29 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,736   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lewisburg (TN)   [Map]   11,600   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   7,758   N   28 miles [45.1 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Anderson   [Map]   276   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Belle Mina   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cairo   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Capshaw   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Country Village   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Elkmont   [Map]   469   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Harris Station   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hillsboro   [Map]   521   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lester   [Map]   122   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Moulton Heights   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Orrville   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Rogersville   [Map]   1,220   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Tanner   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Trinity   [Map]   2,164   S   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Limestone County ...

Blackburn is located in Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blackburn ...

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.

Bonnie Doone   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Blackburn   [Map]
Cartwright   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Cave Spring   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Cloverleaf   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Cross Key   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Farmview   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Glenn Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Green Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hickory Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Holland Place   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Jones Crossroads   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lawngate   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mayflower   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Meadowbrook   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Paradise Shores   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Persimmon Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Poplar Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Poplar Point   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Shanghai   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Tanner   -   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 Blackburn.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   SSE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   WSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   SSE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   W   31 miles [49.9 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 Blackburn.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Blackburn. 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   S   86 miles [138.4 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   94 miles [151.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   W   31 miles [49.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   SSE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   WSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   SSE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   NNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   E   33 miles [53.1 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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville 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
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Madison County Exec.   (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]
        Website for Madison County Executive 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
 
Fayetteville Muni.   (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]
        Website for Fayetteville Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        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 Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune 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 Blackburn. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.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 Blackburn.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blackburn. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7918, Longitude: -87.0545     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blackburn 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 Blackburn), 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 Blackburn.