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The location of Brooks

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Brooks ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Enterprise. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the east of Brooks. Enterprise has a population of 28,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Crestview (FL). It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the south of Brooks and has a population of 23,600 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 starting from Brooks and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Andalusia   [Map]   8,968   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Brewton   [Map]   5,432   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Camden   [Map]   1,919   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
East Brewton   [Map]   2,415   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Elba   [Map]   3,893   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Evergreen   [Map]   3,693   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Florala   [Map]   1,952   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Georgiana   [Map]   1,653   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Greenville   [Map]   7,781   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Luverne   [Map]   2,825   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Monroeville   [Map]   6,072   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Opp   [Map]   6,586   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Samson   [Map]   1,912   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Troy   [Map]   19,191   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Century (FL)   [Map]   1,786   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bolling   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Brooklyn   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Carolina   [Map]   296   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Centerville   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Chapman   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Dozier   [Map]   331   E   18 miles [29 km]
Gantt   [Map]   221   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Heath   [Map]   255   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Libertyville   [Map]   114   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
McKenzie   [Map]   508   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Merrill Mill   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Nymph   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Old Town   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Red Level   [Map]   485   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
River Falls   [Map]   523   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Covington County ...

Brooks is located in Covington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Covington County: Butler, Coffee, Conecuh, Crenshaw, Escambia, Geneva, Okaloosa (FL) & Walton (FL).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brooks ...

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.

Boston   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East of Brooks   [Map]
Centerville   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Flat Rock   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Industry   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Oaky Streak   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Paul   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Red Level   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Salter   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Shell   -   8 miles [12.9 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 Brooks.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
South Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: K79J)   [Map]   79J   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Middleton Fld.(ICAO: KGZH)   [Map]   GZH   WSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Greenville Muni.   [Map]   ---   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
MacCrenshaw Meml.(ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]   PRN   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Fort Deposit Airport   [Map]   67A   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Carl Folsom Airport   [Map]   14J   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Brewton Muni.   [Map]   12J   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Florala Muni.(ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]   0J4   SE   37 miles [59.5 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.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Brooks. 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
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   69 miles [111 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSW   75 miles [120.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   NNE   59 miles [95 km]
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   E   73 miles [117.5 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   SW   100 miles [160.9 km]
Panama City - Bay County Intl. (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]   PFN   SE   105 miles [169 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   WSW   107 miles [172.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
South Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: K79J)   [Map]   79J   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Middleton Fld.(ICAO: KGZH)   [Map]   GZH   WSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Greenville Muni.   [Map]   ---   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
MacCrenshaw Meml.(ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]   PRN   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Fort Deposit Airport   [Map]   67A   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Carl Folsom Airport   [Map]   14J   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Brewton Muni.   [Map]   12J   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Florala Muni.(ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]   0J4   SE   37 miles [59.5 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.

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
 
Middleton Fld.   (ICAO: KGZH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
MacCrenshaw Meml.   (ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Florala Muni.   (ICAO: K0J4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Troy Muni.   (ICAO: KTOI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
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
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Panama City - Bay County Intl.   (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]
        Website for Panama City - Bay County International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
        Website for Mobile Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: K79J)   [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. 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.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brooks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4818, Longitude: -86.6850     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brooks 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), 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.