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Booker Heights, Alabama

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Booker Heights.

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Around Booker Heights ...

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

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the southwest of Booker Heights and has a population of 99,500 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 driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   E   41 miles [66 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   E   16 miles [25.7 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Adamsville   [Map]   4,360   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Concord   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Docena   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Dolomite   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Edgewater   [Map]   ---   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   10,807   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Forestdale   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Industrial City   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Maytown   [Map]   371   NE   Less than 2 miles
McDonald Chapel   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Minor   [Map]   ---   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Mulga   [Map]   822   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Pleasant Grove   [Map]   10,177   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Rock Creek   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Sylvan Springs   [Map]   1,509   SW   Less than 2 miles

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

Jefferson County ...

Booker Heights 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 Booker Heights ...

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.

Cottage Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South of Booker Heights   [Map]
Edgewater   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Falls Junction   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Glasgow   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Grays Gardens   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Maytown   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Minor   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Pleasant Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Red Wine   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Short Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Sunset Mountain   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Union Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Booker Heights.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NW   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 Booker Heights.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Booker Heights. 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
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   148 miles [238.2 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   179 miles [288.1 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   198 miles [318.7 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   212 miles [341.2 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   213 miles [342.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   41 miles [66 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   76 miles [122.3 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   89 miles [143.2 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   92 miles [148.1 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   98 miles [157.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   NNW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   N   46 miles [74 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NE   46 miles [74 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
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
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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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Booker Heights. 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 Booker Heights.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Booker Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5426, Longitude: -87.0072     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Booker Heights 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 Booker Heights), 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 Booker Heights.