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Capitol Heights, Alabama

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Capitol Heights ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Montgomery. It lies immediately south of Capitol Heights. Montgomery has a population of 200,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Auburn. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the east of Capitol Heights and has a population of 63,100 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 going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Alexander City   [Map]   14,773   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Clanton   [Map]   8,846   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Dadeville   [Map]   3,128   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Greenville   [Map]   7,781   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Luverne   [Map]   2,825   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Millbrook   [Map]   15,413   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pike Road   [Map]   8,777   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Prattville   [Map]   35,606   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Selma   [Map]   18,983   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Tallassee   [Map]   4,759   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Troy   [Map]   19,191   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Tuskegee   [Map]   8,722   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Union Springs   [Map]   3,749   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Valley Grande   [Map]   ---   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Wetumpka   [Map]   8,219   N   11 miles [17.7 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Blue Ridge   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Burkville   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Coosada   [Map]   1,244   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Deatsville   [Map]   1,157   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Elmore   [Map]   1,307   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
English Village   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Gibbs Village   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Highland Village   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hope Hull   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mount Meigs   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
New Town   [Map]   ---   NW   Less than 2 miles
Pintlala   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Sunshine Village   [Map]   ---   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Waugh   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Young Forte Village   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]

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

Montgomery County ...

Capitol Heights is located in Montgomery County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Montgomery County: Autauga, Bullock, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon & Pike.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Capitol 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.

Cloverdale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest of Capitol Heights   [Map]
Cloverland   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Eastern Meadows   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Garden Square   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Gay Meadows   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Green Acres   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Grove Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Hillcrest   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Johnstown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
King Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Lakeview Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Morningview   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Open Acres   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Rosemary   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sunshine Village   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Timbers   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Wildwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Young Place   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Capitol Heights.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Wetumpka Muni.   [Map]   08A   NNW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Autauga Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   WNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Prattville - Grouby Fld.   [Map]   1A9   WNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Tallassee Muni.   [Map]   ---   ENE   23 miles [37 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 Capitol Heights.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Capitol 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   NNW   86 miles [138.4 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   131 miles [210.8 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   NE   137 miles [220.5 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSW   142 miles [228.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   NE   73 miles [117.5 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   E   78 miles [125.5 km]
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   SSE   87 miles [140 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NW   96 miles [154.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Wetumpka Muni.   [Map]   08A   NNW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Autauga Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   WNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Prattville - Grouby Fld.   [Map]   1A9   WNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Tallassee Muni.   [Map]   ---   ENE   23 miles [37 km]
Franklin Fld.   [Map]   07A   ESE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Fort Deposit Airport   [Map]   67A   SW   33 miles [53.1 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
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
Troy Muni.   (ICAO: KTOI)   [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
MacCrenshaw Meml.   (ICAO: KPRN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Craig Fld.   (ICAO: KSEM)   [Map]
        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
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville 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
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery 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
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Montgomery County: www.mc-ala.org/

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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 Capitol Heights.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Capitol Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3824, Longitude: -86.2755     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Capitol 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 Capitol 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 Capitol Heights.