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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Buchanan Ferry.

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Around Buchanan Ferry ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 38 miles [61 km] to the west of Buchanan Ferry. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoover. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the west of Buchanan Ferry 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 starting from Buchanan Ferry and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Alexander City   [Map]   14,773   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   W   35 miles [56.3 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Avondale Village   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Bynum   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Coal City   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Colony   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Cropwell   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Eastaboga   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Glen City   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Grant Town   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lincoln   [Map]   6,491   N   Less than 2 miles
Munford   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Ragland   [Map]   1,697   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Riverside   [Map]   2,316   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Wattsville   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Windsong Island   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]

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

Talladega County ...

Buchanan Ferry is located in Talladega County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Talladega County: Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Saint Clair & Shelby.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Buchanan Ferry ...

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.

Blue Eye   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North of Buchanan Ferry   [Map]
Colony   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Dry Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Echo Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
England Isle   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Eureka   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Eureka Shores   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Halls Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lincoln   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Mays Bend   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pleasant Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Windsong Island   -   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 Buchanan Ferry.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   NE   25 miles [40.2 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 Buchanan Ferry.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Buchanan Ferry. 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   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   98 miles [157.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SE   53 miles [85.3 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNW   82 miles [132 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   88 miles [141.6 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   S   88 miles [141.6 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   SE   100 miles [160.9 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NNE   114 miles [183.5 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NW   117 miles [188.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   NE   25 miles [40.2 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
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        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
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [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
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        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
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        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 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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International 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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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Buchanan Ferry.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buchanan Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5673, Longitude: -86.1328     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Buchanan Ferry 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 Buchanan Ferry), 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 Buchanan Ferry.