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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Bluff ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the southeast of Bluff. Tuscaloosa has a population of 99,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Northport. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the southeast of Bluff and has a population of 25,000 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 from Bluff and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Aliceville   [Map]   2,357   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Fayette   [Map]   4,432   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Haleyville   [Map]   4,074   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   6,739   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Red Bay   [Map]   3,119   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Sumiton   [Map]   2,407   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Winfield   [Map]   4,531   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]   5,391   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Amory (MS)   [Map]   7,067   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Columbus (MS)   [Map]   24,561   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Fulton (MS)   [Map]   4,066   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Okolona (MS)   [Map]   2,618   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
West Point (MS)   [Map]   10,880   W   45 miles [72.4 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bankston   [Map]   ---   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bazemore   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Beaverton   [Map]   187   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Belk   [Map]   207   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Brilliant   [Map]   879   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Glen Allen   [Map]   492   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Gu-Win   [Map]   170   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Guin   [Map]   2,305   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hightogy   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Kirkland   [Map]   ---   SE   Less than 2 miles
Old Town   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Rossland City   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Sulligent   [Map]   1,849   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Twin   [Map]   387   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Vernon   [Map]   1,896   W   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Fayette County ...

Bluff is located in Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bluff ...

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.

Blooming Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest of Bluff   [Map]
Bobo   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cedar Hill   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Crews   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Crossville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Glen Allen   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Moscow   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Tucker   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Wayside   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lamar Co. Airport   [Map]   M55   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   HAB   NNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   S   30 miles [48.3 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 Bluff.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bluff. 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   68 miles [109.4 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   144 miles [231.7 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   173 miles [278.4 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   200 miles [321.9 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   234 miles [376.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SSE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNE   66 miles [106.2 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NE   85 miles [136.8 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lamar Co. Airport   [Map]   M55   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Marion Co. Airport   [Map]   HAB   NNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   S   30 miles [48.3 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
 
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport   (UBS/KUBS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [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
 
Golden Triangle Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGTR)   [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
 
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
 
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
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Alabama

About Fayette County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Bluff.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bluff. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8207, Longitude: -87.9064     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bluff 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 Bluff), 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 Bluff.