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Centre, Alabama

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The location of Centre

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Centre ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Rome (GA). It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the east of Centre. Rome (GA) has a population of 36,400 people.<1>

The next largest community is Gadsden. It is located about 22 miles [35 km] to the southwest of Centre and has a population of 35,800 people.

For comparison, Centre has a population of 3,600 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Centre and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Arab   [Map]   8,340   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,710   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Guntersville   [Map]   8,437   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,657   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Rainbow City   [Map]   9,531   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Southside   [Map]   8,600   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Calhoun (GA)   [Map]   16,445   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Cartersville (GA)   [Map]   20,753   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   9,799   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Dallas (GA)   [Map]   13,108   E   50 miles [80.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Ballplay   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Banner   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cedar Bluff   [Map]   1,790   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Coat's Bend   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Collinsville   [Map]   1,963   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Dog Town   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Gaylesville   [Map]   143   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Howells Crossroads   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Kirk's Grove   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Leesburg   [Map]   1,008   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lickskillet   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mount Vernon   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Rock Run   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Sand Rock   [Map]   555   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Spring Garden   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Cherokee County ...

Centre is located in Cherokee County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cherokee County: Calhoun, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Chattooga (GA), Floyd (GA) & Polk (GA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Centre ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Centre.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Centre ...

Looking for more information about Centre? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Centre, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Centre.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alabama Statewide Tourism
    Centre Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Centre

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 Centre ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   N   22 miles [35.4 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 Centre.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Centre. 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   WSW   74 miles [119.1 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   79 miles [127.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NNE   66 miles [106.2 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   WNW   71 miles [114.3 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SSE   72 miles [115.9 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   WNW   117 miles [188.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Centre Muni.   [Map]   C22   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Cherokee Co. Rgnl.   [Map]   PYP   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Isbell Fld.(4A9/K4A9)   [Map]   4A9   N   22 miles [35.4 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
Isbell Fld.   (4A9/K4A9)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Richard B. Russell Airport   (ICAO: KRMG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [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
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [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
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Cherokee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Centre. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1552, Longitude: -85.6705     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Centre 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 Centre), 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 Centre.


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