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The location of Caro

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Caro ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 19 miles [30 km] to the southeast of Caro. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the south of Caro and has a population of 55,100 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 Caro and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Arab   [Map]   8,340   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Athens   [Map]   25,393   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Florence   [Map]   39,959   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,437   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Columbia (TN)   [Map]   37,540   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,736   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lewisburg (TN)   [Map]   11,600   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Shelbyville (TN)   [Map]   21,432   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]   19,273   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Winchester (TN)   [Map]   8,562   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Ardmore   [Map]   1,382   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Capshaw   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Country Village   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Elkmont   [Map]   469   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Harvest   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hazel Green   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Meridianville   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rideout Village   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Toney   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   1,216   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Elkton (TN)   [Map]   542   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Limestone County ...

Caro is located in Limestone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Limestone County: Lauderdale, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Giles (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Caro ...

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.

Bobo   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Caro   [Map]
Cash Point (TN)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Cedar Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Elkwood   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Harvest   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Holland Gin   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Maple Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Ready Crossing   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Sand Spring (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 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 Caro.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   ESE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Fayetteville Muni. (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]   FYM   ENE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   SSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   NW   32 miles [51.5 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 Caro.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Caro. 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
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   82 miles [132 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   S   95 miles [152.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WSW   47 miles [75.6 km]
John C. Tune Airport (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]   JWN   N   85 miles [136.8 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   E   91 miles [146.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   ESE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Fayetteville Muni. (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]   FYM   ENE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   SSW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Madison County Sky Park   [Map]   ---   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   NW   32 miles [51.5 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.

Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        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
 
Fayetteville Muni.   (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]
        Website for Fayetteville Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ellington Airport   (ICAO: KLUG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tullahoma Rgnl.   (THA/KTHA)   [Map]
        Website for Tullahoma Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Winchester Muni.   (ICAO: KBGF)   [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
 
Maury Co. Airport   (ICAO: KMRC)   [Map]
        Website for Maury County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shelbyville Muni.   (SYI/KSYI)   [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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis 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
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune 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
 
Madison County Exec.   (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]
        Website for Madison County Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Alabama

About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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 Caro.

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Caro. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Caro

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Caro. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9395, Longitude: -86.8117     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Caro 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 Caro), 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 Caro.