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Brooks Acres, Alabama

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Brooks Acres.

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Around Brooks Acres ...

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

The next largest community is Johnson Ford (TN). It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the northwest of Brooks Acres and has a population of 65,800 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 drove it.<2>

Community   2016
Athens   [Map]   25,393   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Decatur   [Map]   55,072   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Florence   [Map]   39,959   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,736   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   ---   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   7,758   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Savannah (TN)   [Map]   7,019   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Arnot   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Beach Grove   [Map]   ---   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Cedar Hill   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cypress Creek   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Elgin   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ford City   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Green Hill   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Killen   [Map]   977   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Leighton   [Map]   707   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lexington   [Map]   718   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Nitrate City   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Rogersville   [Map]   1,220   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Saint Florian   [Map]   591   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Wilson Dam   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Lauderdale County ...

Brooks Acres is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Colbert, Lawrence, Limestone, Tishomingo (MS), Giles (TN), Hardin (TN), Lawrence (TN) & Wayne (TN).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brooks Acres ...

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.

Aqua Vista   -   Less than 2 miles to the East of Brooks Acres   [Map]
Big Oak   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Center Star   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Emerald Shores   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Ford City   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Hideaway Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Houstontown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Kingman (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Lake Coves   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Lakeview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Lakeview Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Lock Six   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Paradise Points   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sky Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Virginia Shores   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SE   15 miles [24.1 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 Brooks Acres.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Brooks Acres. 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   SSE   97 miles [156.1 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   100 miles [160.9 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   W   140 miles [225.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   194 miles [312.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   ESE   43 miles [69.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Russellville Muni.   [Map]   M22   SSW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   NNE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   ESE   34 miles [54.7 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
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [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
Savannah - Hardin Co. Airport   (ICAO: KSNH)   [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
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
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        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 Brooks Acres. 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 Brooks Acres.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brooks Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8348, Longitude: -87.5053     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brooks Acres 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 Brooks Acres), 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 Brooks Acres.