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The location of Champion

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Champion ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the southwest of Champion. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Hoover. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the southwest of Champion 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 from Champion and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   35,837   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   S   46 miles [74 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Allgood   [Map]   627   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Altoona   [Map]   919   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Ashville   [Map]   2,275   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Clarence   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cleveland   [Map]   1,313   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Deavers   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fridays Crossing   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Highland Lake   [Map]   425   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Locust Fork   [Map]   1,192   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Nectar   [Map]   344   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Oneonta   [Map]   6,699   NW   Less than 2 miles
Rosa   [Map]   318   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Straight Mountain   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Susan Moore   [Map]   769   N   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Blount County ...

Champion is located in Blount County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Blount County: Cullman, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, Saint Clair, Walker & Winston.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Champion ...

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.

Allgood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest of Champion   [Map]
Graystone   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Hoods Crossroads   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Maudlin (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Mill (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mountain View   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Murphy Ford   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Straight Mountain   -   5 miles [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 Champion.

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

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   ENE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   NNE   22 miles [35.4 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   SSE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   SE   33 miles [53.1 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 Champion.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Champion. 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   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   117 miles [188.3 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   151 miles [243 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   189 miles [304.2 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   214 miles [344.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNW   51 miles [82.1 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SW   83 miles [133.6 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SE   83 miles [133.6 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NW   86 miles [138.4 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NE   103 miles [165.8 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   S   112 miles [180.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   ENE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   NNE   22 miles [35.4 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   SSE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Folsom Fld.(3A1/K3A1)   [Map]   3A1   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   NNE   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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta 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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        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
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [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
 
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
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.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 Champion.

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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 Champion. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Champion) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Champion. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9357, Longitude: -86.4455     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Champion 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 Champion), 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 Champion.