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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Cave Spring.

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Around Cave Spring ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Huntsville. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the east of Cave Spring. Huntsville has a population of 193,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Decatur. It is located about 16 miles [25 km] to the southeast of Cave Spring and has a population of 55,100 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 starting from Cave Spring and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Arab   [Map]   8,340   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Athens   [Map]   25,393   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Florence   [Map]   39,959   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Madison   [Map]   47,959   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   13,831   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Russellville   [Map]   9,815   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Sheffield   [Map]   9,025   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Tuscumbia   [Map]   8,434   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   10,736   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lewisburg (TN)   [Map]   11,600   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   ---   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   ---   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   7,758   N   29 miles [46.7 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Anderson   [Map]   276   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cairo   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Cedar Hill   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Country Village   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Courtland   [Map]   599   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Elkmont   [Map]   469   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Harris Station   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hillsboro   [Map]   521   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lester   [Map]   122   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
North Courtland   [Map]   614   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Orrville   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Rogersville   [Map]   1,220   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Tanner   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Trinity   [Map]   2,164   S   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Lauderdale County ...

Cave Spring 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 Cave Spring ...

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.

Cairo   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Cave Spring   [Map]
Cedar Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Elk Shores   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Green Hills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Hickory Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Lakeview   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Lawngate   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Oliver   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Paradise Shores   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Pleasant Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Poplar Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Poplar Point   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Shanghai   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Shoemaker Springs (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Cave Spring.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   ESE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   SSE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   NNW   31 miles [49.9 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 Cave Spring.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Cave Spring. 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   SSE   87 miles [140 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   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   ESE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   W   27 miles [43.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.(ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]   DCU   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lawrence Co. Airport   [Map]   9A4   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Abernathy Fld.   [Map]   GZS   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Muscle Shoals Rgnl.   [Map]   ---   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Rountree Fld.   [Map]   5M0   SSE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lawrenceburg Airport   [Map]   2M2   NNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Madison County Exec. (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]   MDQ   E   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
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International 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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pryor Fld. Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDCU)   [Map]
        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
 
Fayetteville Muni.   (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]
        Website for Fayetteville Municipal 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
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional 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
 
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
 

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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 Cave Spring.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cave Spring. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7884, Longitude: -87.1356     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cave Spring 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 Cave Spring), 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 Cave Spring.