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Introduction ...

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

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Around Bridgeton ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It lies just northwest of Bridgeton. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoover. It lies just southwest of Bridgeton and has a population of 85,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Bridgeton and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   W   18 miles [29 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   E   46 miles [74 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   W   4 miles [6.4 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Cahaba Heights   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Cahaba Landing   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Chelsea   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Dunnavant   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
English Village   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Gate City   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Indian Springs Village   [Map]   2,544   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Inverness   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Irondale   [Map]   12,359   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lake Purdy   [Map]   ---   SW   Less than 2 miles
Leeds   [Map]   11,940   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Marks Village   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Meadowbrook   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Shoal Creek   [Map]   ---   E   2 miles [3.2 km]

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

Shelby County ...

Bridgeton is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bridgeton ...

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.

Battleground   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North of Bridgeton   [Map]
Camp Horne   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Cherokee Bend   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Cherokee Forest   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Coventry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Five Points East   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Heritage Oaks   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hickory Ridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hidden Ridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Holiday Gardens   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hunters Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Irondale   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Ivy Glenn   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Lake Purdy   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Longleaf   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Meadow Ridge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Meadowbrook   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Moore Corner   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Mountain Brook   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mountain Forest   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Riverwood   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rocky Bridge   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Rocky Ridge   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Saddlebrook   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Shoal Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Shoal Run   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Sunnymeadows   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Tangle Creek   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Tanglewood   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Thornhill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Timber Ridge   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Twin Bridge   -   6 miles [9.7 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 Bridgeton.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   WSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   ENE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   ENE   35 miles [56.3 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 Bridgeton.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bridgeton. 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   NNW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   128 miles [206 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   185 miles [297.7 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   204 miles [328.3 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   207 miles [333.1 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   219 miles [352.4 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   222 miles [357.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   57 miles [91.7 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   77 miles [123.9 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   S   80 miles [128.7 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   82 miles [132 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   105 miles [169 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   ESE   118 miles [189.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   WSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSW   19 miles [30.6 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   ENE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   ENE   35 miles [56.3 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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International 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
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan 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
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional 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
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson 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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.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 Bridgeton.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bridgeton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4440, Longitude: -86.6575     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bridgeton 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 Bridgeton), 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 Bridgeton.